End of Life Services

Update: As of March 2022 and until further notice, we are no longer scheduling euthanasia appointments through HSHA’s Intake Department. Please note that HSHA offers low-cost veterinary services, including end of life consults and euthanasia, through our Veterinary Resource Center. Please email VetResources@humanesocietyhbg.org for more information or to schedule an appointment. Availability is limited.


The Humane Society of Harrisburg understands that choosing euthanasia for a beloved pet is not only an emotionally challenging decision but can present a significant financial burden as well. To aid in the process, HSHA offers affordable and humane euthanasia and cremation services.  Appointments are limited and must be scheduled ahead of time. To schedule an appointment, call HSHA at (717) 564-3320 ext. 112.

Not sure if it’s time?  This Quality of Life Quiz can help guide you.


  0-29 lbs 30-69 lbs 70+ lbs
Euthanasia $35 $60 $100
Communal Cremation: no ashes returned to the owner $65 ($100 w/ euthanasia) $95 ($155 w/ euthanasia) $135 ($235 w/ euthanasia)
Private Cremation: ashes returned to owner $100 ($135 w/ euthanasia) $150 ($210 w/ euthanasia) $200 ($300 w/ euthanasia)

 Standard private cremation charge includes a wooden box for your pet’s remains. 

What to expect at your appointment:

All  paperwork and fees will be taken care of prior to the start of your appointment so please arrive on time. We aim to make this difficult process as peaceful as possible for you and your pet. You and your family will be able to be with your pet during the euthanasia procedure as long as current COVID procedures allow, but you have the option of not being present if that is preferred. Please note: Masks are required regardless of vaccination status. HSHA employs trained staff to assist your pet in their peaceful passing. Our technicians are compassionate and skilled, certified in Euthanasia by Injection and with a combined 20 years’ experience. If you have any questions ahead of your appointment please call 717-564-3320 ext 112.

Please note that HSHA offers low cost veterinary services to the public through our Veterinary Resource Center. Are you unsure about whether now is the right time to choose euthanasia for your pet? We can help you make the best decision for you and your pet by scheduling you for an exam/consult through our Veterinary Resource Center at the cost $20. Please call 717-564-3320 ext 111 or email VetResorces@humanesocietyhbg.org for more information.


Losing a member of your family can be extremely difficult, fortunately they leave paw prints on our hearts that last forever. Honor your pet by purchasing an urn to memorialize their life in your home for many years to come.

Please note: We have very limited supply of urns in Petite and Small due to the supplier being out of stock.  We apologize for this inconvenience. 
Odyssey Urns $35.00
Brushed Bronze with Black Paw Prints: A beautiful metal urn adorned with black paw prints. Available in a variety of sizes to honor your pet Petite (up to 30 lbs.) $25.00 

Small (up to 45 lbs.) $35.00 

Medium (up to 75 lbs.) $45.00

Large (over 100 lbs) $55.00


Due to bad weather, the Shelter Buddies Fall Yard Sale schedule for Saturday, October 1st has been canceled.