Low Cost Pet Euthanasia Services?

April 23, 2021

We're looking for free or low cost euthanasia to put our beloved cat down in Fresno, CA.



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April 23, 20210 found this helpful
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It appears there are several animal sites offering this service for $30 (cats) but you will have to check out each one before you decide which one to use as most do not list their prices and you would have to call to find out.

This is for euthanasia only as cremation or other services are very expensive.

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April 30, 20210 found this helpful
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Butte Humane Society has very low prices - euthanasia $30, but it is located in Chico, CA.

Contact Abby Pet Hospital People leave good reviews about them (and about not high prices too).

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June 25, 2016

I am glad to have found this community. I am hoping someone will able to help me. I'm looking for a vet or a place were I can take loyal friend and companion, my baby girl, Gypsy. She has been with me 13 years and together we have been through many things. She is a miniature American Eskimo and has had issues with her hair falling out, with scabs and a smell. She has severe arthritis and her back legs just don't give anymore. It's so painful. I am having to pick her up carry her outside for her to relieve herself.

She is not active and just wants to sleep. She does not get up to eat sometimes and she is falling down over and over. I can't even cut her nails because of how much it hurts her. The vet I have says as long as they can help the pain they don't believe in putting her down.

Her hair is falling out more and more. I brushed it and it filled half of a trash bag. I love her dearly and I just can't see her like this anymore. I got her when she was 5 weeks old. I live in the San Fernando Valley. Can someone can tell me were they can put her to sleep and take away her pain. It must be for a low income pet owner. I would like to get some of her ashes. I would appreciate any information. I'm so sad, but I would be selfish just giving her medication for pain when in reality I know her health will just degenerate with time. Thank you.


June 25, 20160 found this helpful

I am so sorry you are going through this difficult situation. If your current vet will not comply with your wishes to put the animal down, you need to see another vet. In my experience, once a vet is made aware of the owner's wishes, they have done as requested.


Go to another vet and make sure that your wishes for your companion to no longer be suffering are made clear. The vets I have dealt with do not charge for euthanizing an animal. They can also help with taking care of the remains.

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September 19, 20160 found this helpful

Can you let me know what vet you go too? I need to put my pet down and I just can't afford the high fees.

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September 21, 20160 found this helpful

Where do you go that dont charge for putting them to sleep....

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May 28, 20180 found this helpful

There is a place called pet harbor in gardena CA that will put them down for a reasonable donation. You can be with them too. I had to have a bunny our down. We were there with her at the end.

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January 4, 2017

My dog Kachow is a mix of Chihuahua, Dachshund, and Rottweiler. He is 7 1/4 yrs old and for the past few years hes been having problems walking as well as becoming paralyzed for several days each month. It has been getting worse and worse the past few months. The times he's paralyzed are lasting days longer and he is having a harder time walking after each bout of paralysis.

I have also noticed that he is getting meaner after each episode. He has become aggressive as well. He is constantly growling at my service dog every time she moves. If she's anywhere near him, wthin a foot or two, he's actually bitten her and threatens to bite her daily. I have moved my hand, my leg, or foot near him and several times he's bitten me. Any quick movement within his vicinity and he becomes higly agitated and aggressive.

I am on a very fixed income and am barely able to pay my household bills or buy their food for the month. Because of this I have been unable to take him to the vet for further testing. The one time I did take him the vet told me they need to do x-rays and and an MRI to be able to diagnose him correctly as well as treat him further. They also told me that he will be needing to have surgery for the problem if it's what they suspected it is. I was told that the surgery may not even be able to fix the problem completely and that it may not work at all and could possibly paralyze him.

Since then I have been stressing over what to do. I love my Kachow so very much and this situation has me heartbroken. I have finally come to terms with the fact that my baby needs to be relieved of his pain one way or another. So I have decided to put my baby down. My dilemma is that I cannot afford to pay to have the vet do it for me as he charges too much and will not take payments.

I have spoken to the ASPCA here in Fresno, CA and they will not allow me to stay with him when they give him the shot. I refuse to allow them to take him, place him in a cage until they have the staff and time to get around to euthanizing him. Then they will inject him and just leave him to die. I'm sorry, but I have heard the stories about them not giving enough meds to do the job right and how the animals suffer. I cannot have this happen to my baby.

Is there someone or somewhere that I can take him and stay with him when they give him the injection until he's gone. I'm begging. Please can someone help me? I have found only one vet I might b able to come up with the money for. They charge $50. The only thing is I have no way to get there as the vet is in Selma. I am disabled and don't drive. So far I have been unable to come up with the $50 let alone gas money to get there. If anyone can tell me of a free place to have him euthanized or who will allow payments here in Fresno, CA please let me know ASAP.


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January 4, 20170 found this helpful

Please be sure that anyone who loves animals will be touched by your situation but may only be able to offer moral support.

Maybe you could check out this web site - I have heard good things about it (but never used it).


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January 6, 20170 found this helpful

Most Vets I have known will euthanize a pet that has been a patient for no charge. Check with the Vets you have been working with.

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February 18, 20170 found this helpful

Try to sign up for care credit. You can get it for yourself and your pet. Please give them a call. My dog needed surgery right away. I please for help. However, someone told me about care credit. My dog did get the surgery after all.

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