The SPCA for Monterey County provides compassionate services for animals that are in need of humane euthanasia. Owners can bring their pet to The SPCA Intake lobby during regular business hours where a staff member will assist with paperwork and services. Animal owners have the option to stay with their animal during the euthanasia service (please call ahead at (831) 373-2631 for an appointment time if you wish to stay).

Humane Euthanasia Rates:

  • Small Pets (rabbits, rats, hamsters, etc.): $45
  • Animals under 40 lbs: $60; with owner present $75
  • Animals 40-75 lbs: $80; with owner present $100
  • Animals over 75 lbs: $105; with owner present $130

Please call ahead for an appointment if you would prefer to have an owner present euthanasia service or if you would like to have your pet’s ashes returned to you.

Private Cremation Rates:

(Your pet’s ashes will be returned to you in a beautiful Cedar box that can be engraved.)

  • Small pets (rabbits, rats, hamsters, etc.): $105
  • Pets 0-49 lbs: $195
  • Pets 50-99 lbs: $255
  • Pet 100+ lbs: $320
  • Pawprint with Easel: $75
    • The paw print is a ceramic disc with an indentation of the pet’s paw and a stamp of the pet’s name. Choose from 7 glaze colors.

Communal Cremation Rates:

(All communal cremations will be dispersed in the Sierra Nevada Foothills through a partner company.)

  • Small pets (rats, hamsters, etc.): $20
  • Cats/Rabbits: $20
  • Dogs 0-79 lbs: $50
  • Dogs 80 lbs+: $85

Pet Bereavement Support Program

Pet Bereavement Flyer

Papillon Center for Loss and Transition

Directions to Papillion Center

Just for Kids

Learn more about SPCA’s programs for kids like the Junior Volunteer Programs, Animal Camp, Birthday Parties, School Presentations, School and Club Tours, Education, and Dog Bite Prevention.

SPCA Pet Meals Program

A beloved pet is often the primary source of comfort for people with medical or age-related challenges. Yet for those who are physically impaired or on fixed incomes, it can be a constant struggle to obtain proper nutrition for themselves and their pets. Click here to learn more about the PetMeals Program.