Animal Services & Resources : Very Sick or Dying Animal

Providing Help During a Difficult Time

Seattle Humane offers a wide range of services to help the community during difficult times. Use the links below to learn more about these services and find the help you need.


Emergency Medical Care

If you are seeking medical assistance during normal business hours, head to your nearest veterinarian. If it is after hours, here is a list of emergency vet clinics:

After Hours Animal Emergency Clinic: (425) 746-6557
2975 156th Ave SE, Bellevue

Emerald Clinic Emergency Clinic: (206) 634-9000
4102 Stoneway North, Seattle

Veterinary Poison Emergency Treatment Services (Vet Pets): 1-800-572-5842
Call for pet poison emergencies. Vet Pets is a service of the Washington Poison Center.


Pet Loss Support

Seattle Humane's weekly Pet Loss Support sessions offer support and resources to help with the loss of a pet. Pet Loss Support meets every Saturday at 10:00 am. No fee is required and you are free to attend as often as necessary throughout your grief process. Pet Loss Support meets on the second floor of the administration building at Seattle Humane.

Pet Loss Support offers a place for you to work through the grief process in a non-judgmental environment with others who have suffered a similar loss. For more information call (425) 649-7566 or email [email protected].

Pet Loss Support frequently deals with concerns and situations including euthanasia, lost and stolen pets, children dealing with grief, surviving pets, seniors who have lost their pet, and when/if you're ready for another pet.


End of Life Decisions

We understand that end of life decisions can be difficult to make. At Seattle Humane, our licensed or certified veterinary staff are able to perform compassionate euthanasia for seriously ill or suffering companion animals. Unfortunately we do not have the resources available to allow you to be present during euthanasia.

We offer euthanasia and cremation services to the public by appointment seven days a week. To make an appointment, please call our Admissions Department at (425) 649-7561 or [email protected].



Seattle Humane offers the option of a private or non-private cremation. Private cremations are processed individually and the animal's remains are returned to the owner in an urn. This process takes up to two weeks for the remains to be ready for pick-up. Call (425) 649-7561 or email [email protected] for more information.


Private Cremations (Ashes Returned)/Euthanasia

Animal Weight Private Cremation Euthanasia + Private Cremation
0-4 lbs $100.00 $125.00
5-25 lbs $110.00 $135.00
26-50 lbs $130.00 $165.00
51-75 lbs $185.00 $210.00
76-100 lbs $200.00 $235.00
101+ lbs $235.00 $265.00


Non-Private Cremations/Euthanasia

Animal Weight Non-Private Cremation Euthanasia + Non-Private Cremation
0-4 lbs $60.00 $75.00
5-25 lbs $70.00 $90.00
26-50 lbs $80.00 $100.00
51-75 lbs $90.00 $110.00
76-100 lbs $100.00 $120.00
101+ lbs $115.00 $140.00

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