The Maryland SPCA understands the emotional challenges involved in deciding to put your pet to sleep and acknowledges that it can be a financial burden to do so. Therefore, the MD SPCA offers low-cost owner-requested euthanasia for $40 per pet for cats and exotic animals and $50 per dog. The fee helps cover a portion of the cost of the service and is meant to help lower-income people afford quality care and support during a difficult time. In order to qualify for the low-cost programs offered by the Maryland SPCA, you must be a cat or dog owner earning less than $25,000 annually or a household earning less than $42,000 a year. Proof of income is required and can be based on last year's income tax form, Social Security Disability, all W-2 forms for the family, Section 8, Free Lunch, Food Stamps, VA Disability, AFDC, WIC or Pay Stub.
The Maryland SPCA does offer owner-requested euthanasia services to cat and dog owners exceeding the income requirement. For those individuals, the fee is $125 per pet for cats and exotic animals and $150 per dog. The fee covers the full cost of the service.
Pet owners who wish to be present for the owner-requested euthanasia procedure should contact Hampden Pet Health to make an appointment at the clinic.
If your pet has been diagnosed with an illness, but appears physically healthy, please bring the records from your veterinarian. If you find you are in need of this service, please visit the MD SPCA during the hours listed below. For more information, call 410-235-8826.
Monday and Tuesday: 12:30 p.m.—5:00 p.m.
Wednesday thru Friday: 10:00 a.m.—3:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 a.m.—2:00 p.m.
The Maryland SPCA offers private pet cremation services to the public. If you need to have a pet cremated, please visit the MD SPCA during the hours posted above. The fees for cremation are based on the weight of the animal. For more information, call 410-235-8826.
|0 – 30 lbs:||$80|
|31 – 60 lbs:||$110|
|61 – 100 lbs:||$135|
|101 lbs and over:||$165|
There is a $20 fee for the MD SPCA to accept a deceased pet to help cover our costs. Owners who have arranged for the MD SPCA to provide owner-requested euthanasia or private pet cremation do not pay this additional $20 fee.
Please note: The Maryland SPCA does not accept personal checks for owner-requested euthanasia, private pet cremation or acceptance of a deceased pet.