Saying goodbye to a beloved pet is one of the most difficult decisions most caretakers make, and our compassionate and caring staff is available to make this trying time as painless as possible for you and your companion. There are several options from which you may choose.

You may choose to make a Quality of Life/Euthanasia appointment by calling our Humane Veterinary Hospitals Reading at 610-921-8783. This exam is $78.

You may choose to be present with your pet for the procedure. If you choose not to be present, our caring staff will perform the procedure with the dignity and compassion your pet deserves.

Euthanasia fees are as follows:

50 lbs. or less: $144.00
51 to 100 lbs.: $165.00
100 lbs. or more: $211.00


When your pet is euthanized at our Humane Veterinary Hospitals Reading, you have the option to have your pet’s cremated remains returned to you in a personalized wooden box. We contract with a firm which treats your companion in the same dignified and thoughtful manner you expect from us at Humane Pennsylvania. This process takes anywhere from a few days to just over a week. Our veterinary services department will call you to pick up your pet’s remains when they are delivered.

If you do not wish your pet’s cremated remains returned to you, you may opt for a Communal Cremation.

The following fees are calculated by your pet’s weight and are in addition to the fee for the exam and euthanasia procedure listed above.

For Communal Cremations:

5 lbs. or less: $35.00
6 lbs. to 30 lbs.: $51.00
31 lbs. to 70 lbs.: $92.00
71 lbs. to 100 lbs.: $122.00
101 lbs. to 150 lbs.: $152.00

For Private Cremations (ashes returned):

5 lbs. or less: $114.00
6 lbs. to 30 lbs.: $138.00
31 lbs. to 70 lbs.: $175.00
71 lbs. to 100 lbs.: $206.00
101 lbs. to 150 lbs.: $227.00

Prices are subject to change at any time and these prices are guidelines only.

If you have any questions or concerns about final decisions for your pet, please contact our veterinary services department at [email protected].