The time spent with our pets is full of memories and unselfish love. Sharing our life with and caring for our animal family members brings heartfelt purpose, joy and deep fulfillment. Because of the love shared between our pets and ourselves, the inevitability and reality of saying goodbye to that special pet is very painful.

We realize there comes a time when the quality of your pet’s life is no longer what it should be. You will be faced with the difficult decision to put your family pet to sleep. Please call on us, we are here to help.


The Siouxland Humane Society (SHS) offers euthanasia services for your pet. Pets brought in for euthanasia must be surrendered by their owner who must complete a legal form giving us permission to euthanize the pet. Owners may not be present during the euthanasia procedure. If you prefer to be present you may contact your local veterinary office. Please call for price information. If financial hardship is a concern, arrangements can be made with the Shelter. The SHS provides euthanasia services Tuesday-Friday 10:00am to 4:00pm. Euthanasia services are not performed on the weekend. For more information, please contact our office at (712) 252-2614, ext. 0.


One way many people lovingly remember their pet is by a respectful cremation. The Humane Society offers cremation as an option. Arrangements have been made with local veterinarians to pick up your pet or you may bring your pet to the Shelter. Prices range from $95 to $155 depending on the size of your pet and the type of cremation requested. Cremated remains are returned in a black/tan decorative lucite urn with a cremation certificate. For more information, please contact our office at (712) 252-2614, ext. 0.


The death of pet can be one of the most difficult times in the life of the loving human companion. We understand this. If you are anticipating the loss of a pet or wish to talk with someone about the loss of pet, the Pet Loss Support Program can help. We have pet loss support packets here at the Shelter, at many area veterinarians, or one may be sent to you. If you wish to talk to someone about the loss of your pet a trained volunteer facilitator is also available. We are here to help you through this difficult time.

For more information, please contact our office at (712) 252-2614, ext. 0.

Recommended reading for dealing with the loss of a pet:
“Dog Heaven” and “Cat Heaven” by Cynthia Rylant.
“Pet Parents: A Journey Through Unconditional Love and Grief” by Coleen Ellis

Recommended links for dealing with the loss of a pet:

If you are interested in making a memorial contribution to the Siouxland Humane Society in honor of your deceased loved one, please
click here.