How To Dispose Of A Dead Pet?

Is it illegal to throw away a dead dog?

You can throw the dead dog in the trash. You can have it stuffed by a taxidermist. You can have it buried in a cemetery specifically designated for animal burials. That’s illegal, although this is a local regulation and it’s legal to bury dead pets elsewhere in the state.

How much does it cost to dispose of a dead dog?

If you’re a pet owner, you probably already know that vet care isn’t cheap. Depending on the options you choose, euthanization can cost anywhere between $50 and $300 (or more).

Is it illegal to put a dead animal in the garbage?

Yes, customers of County Waste Management & Recycling can put dead animals weighing less than 15 lbs. into their garbage carts.

How much does it cost to dispose of a dead cat?

Shelter Disposal Fees

Disposal Type Fee
Unlicensed deceased dog or cat $30
Miscellaneous deceased animal under 20 pounds $15
Miscellaneous deceased animal 20 pounds to 100 pounds $30
Miscellaneous deceased animal over 100 pounds (Actual costs with minimum $75. If SUV is used, minimum is $225) $75/$225

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