SPCA representatives understand how difficult it is to arrive at the decision that a beloved pet must be euthanized. We can help you through this process, along with helping you make decisions about animal cremation or private cremation, which enables you to keep your pet's ashes in a locked, cedar box. Prices for euthanasia vary depending on the animal's weight and specific owner requests, and are listed below. No appointment is necessary; hours and location are listed at the bottom of the page. Residents outside of Erie County are encouraged to contact their veterinarians for this service.
Please note: for many pet owners, it is important to be with their pets at the time of euthanasia. If this is the case, please contact your veterinarian for a euthanasia appointment.
Also: The SPCA will NOT euthanize HEALTHY senior animals, even by request. Pet owners wishing to have animals euthanized simply due to age must utilize the services of a veterinarian.
CATS & SMALL DOGS, 1 - 20 pounds:
Euthanasia + General Cremation: $30 ($20 for small animals like gerbils, hamsters, etc.)
Private Cremation: $125 (price includes euthanasia and cedar urn)
MEDIUM DOGS, 21 - 50 pounds:
Euthanasia + General Cremation: $40
Private Cremation: $170 (price includes euthanasia and cedar urn)
LARGE DOGS, 51 - 90 pounds:
Euthanasia + General Cremation: $50
Private Cremation: $200 (price includes euthanasia and cedar urn)
EXTRA LARGE DOGS, 91 - 120 pounds:
Euthanasia + General Cremation: $60
Private Cremation: $255 (price includes euthanasia and cedar urn)
LARGER DOGS, 121+ pounds:
Please call the SPCA at 716-875-7360, 8 am - 4 pm, to work out pricing.
Fees for owners who bring in deceased animals and want a non-private cremation:
Cats and small dogs, 1-20 pounds: $10
Medium dogs, 21-50 pounds: $15
Large dogs, 51-90 pounds: $20
Extra large dogs, 91pounds and up: $25
Euthanasia is performed by a caring member of our Veterinary Department at the 205 Ensminger Rd., Tonawanda shelter on the following days and times:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday: 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. until 7 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.