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21-05-2008, 11:57   #1
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Does anyone know what happens to your animal when you have it put to sleep at the vets - where are they disposed of
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21-05-2008, 11:59   #2
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Does anyone know what happens to your animal when you have it put to sleep at the vets - where are they disposed of
I've always assumed (and forgive me here people) that they are taken away for incineration.

Although, there was a disturbing report a while back about the bodies of PTS pets being left on council dumps
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21-05-2008, 12:01   #3
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I've always assumed (and forgive me here people) that they are taken away for incineration.
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yes, thats what happens
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21-05-2008, 12:03   #4
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I know for a fact that our vets use Elsyum fields crem for dogs, they collect on a weekly basis, the animals are frozen before collection. When Shadow died at home the vet arranged for Elsyum fields to collect him direct and I must be honest I was impressed, the chap was lovely and caring and he was put in the van which is specially lined so that it can be hosed down with disinfectant between collections. He took Shadow straight over to the crem because he was getting a little smelly (nothing new there then!!)and he wanted to put my mind at rest that Shadow would not be carted around in the van all day. I use the vets in Killamarsh on the main road, they also have a practice in Dronfield.
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21-05-2008, 12:04   #5
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They are cremated in a mass cremation. If you pay to have an individual cremation then you can have the ashes back afterwards.
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21-05-2008, 12:48   #6
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We had a specific cremation with my cat who died recently we used PCS Pet Cremation Services. They have leaflets in most vets. She arrived back in a lovely box with engraved name plate. I think it cost around 100 extra. I wasnt sure at the time but now am glad we paid for this service. She was a big part of my life for a long time and it only seemed fitting to not just get her thrown out.
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21-05-2008, 13:56   #7
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i had my cat put to sleep a couple of weeks ago and you have 3 choices

1 - you can take your pet home with you to bury in the garden
2 - have a group cremation
3 - individual cremation

it depends on what you want, i wanted to bury Jessica and i got a lovely garden ornament as a head stone
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21-05-2008, 14:17   #8
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I dont know about burying in the garden now, the man from elsyan fields says its is against local bye laws to bury in the garden now????
I got Shadow back in a lovely jar, engraved with his name and some flowers and a card to commemorate his life. He is still sitting in his corner! I intended to take him to the sea side to scatter his ashes in the place he loved most, but not ready to do that yet, I am really glad I did have the individual service, I think it cost 80
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22-05-2008, 21:50   #9
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whenever i've had any of my animals put to sleep my vet has always asked if i've got anyway special to put them. ie, burying in a garden etc. so how come this man says its illegal to do that? surely if it is any vet would not ask the question or give you the choice if it was, its more than their jobs worth. there are certain guidelines i admit eg using lime in the buryal site and that the hole has to be certain depth and height. correct me if i am wrong i do apologise this is my 4th day stopping smoking am a little (lot) edgy!
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22-05-2008, 22:49   #10
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estweyn, you can still bury in the garden

I only left work at Broomhill Vets last week and we always gave the choice of take home to bury, routine cremation (mass), or private cremation where you get the ashes back.

Cremation prices do vary depending on the size of the animal to be cremated.
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23-05-2008, 07:37   #11
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I recently had to have my beloved dog put to sleep at the vets & he did ask me did i have some where special to put her at home & would i like her ashes back.
I would have loved her ashes back to bury them in the garden but when the vet told me it would be 180.00 to have her put to sleep & cremated in just had to say no!! which broke my heart even more.
I had to pay 80 just to have her put to sleep bless her,why they have to charge so much is beyond me when they know its hard enough what you are having to deal with & do.

I once watched an r.s.p.c.a programme in the 80's which actually showed you what happens to animals mainly dogs/cats when they have been put to sleep/cremated it was horrid to watch.
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24-05-2008, 20:25   #12
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we had our baby girl ruby cremated at pcs they are wonderful they sent a lovely card. they have a chapel of rest where you can say bye bye. we got ruby back in a nice pine box with her name on it it is expensive but i must say well worth it.
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25-05-2008, 00:13   #13
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It costs us 80 if we have to have anything put to sleep as well - just the same as you guys.
And if ever we do have to have one put to sleep - we are heartbroken too. To think its almost reached safety - and then for some sad reason - it couldn't quite make it.

I think its horses that can't be buried in the garden / land anymore due to poisoning the land and it running into the water system - i think dogs and cats are ok as long as buried deep enough.

It is so sad isn't it - but I know that there is no such thing as dumping on a council dump. They are american. All councils would dispose of the waste properly by law and I would assume - someone correct me if i am wrong - they too would ensure that they were cremated.
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06-06-2008, 15:26   #14
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Thank you for all your replies. I had my lovely dog put to sleep yesterday, she was 15 yrs old and very ill. I had the vet come to my home as thought it was too stressful to take her to the vets (she always hated going there). The guy from PCS came to pick her up about an hour later and then today he delivered her ashes back in a lovely little wooden box with her name on it.
It was very upsetting but at least there was a little dignity about the whole thing.
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06-06-2008, 16:18   #15
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Thank you for all your replies. I had my lovely dog put to sleep yesterday, she was 15 yrs old and very ill. I had the vet come to my home as thought it was too stressful to take her to the vets (she always hated going there). The guy from PCS came to pick her up about an hour later and then today he delivered her ashes back in a lovely little wooden box with her name on it.
It was very upsetting but at least there was a little dignity about the whole thing.
I'm very sorry to read about your dog it does sound as if you did the very best for her at the end, it sounds very peaceful.
Hope that you won't be too sad for too long x
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I am a mobile Vet in the area and my service is dedicated to carrying out dog, cat and pet's putting to sleep (also known as euthanasia) in peoples homes.
The questions here relate to cremation and burial from about 8 years ago.

Things have not changed a huge amount in that time:

PCS who are now a large organisation with crematoria across the country are based just North of Doncaster. They will still visit and collect your loved pet's remains for cremation.

A bit like the whole process of having your pet put to sleep, there are many choices and decisions to make:
Communal or shared cremation is the service most static vets offer. Pets are collected from the practice once a week and pets are held in 'cold storage' until that happens.
If you decide to have your pet's ashes returned, then they arrive back at the practice a week after collection.
Many more of my clients now consider Individual Cremation by one of the local independant Pet Crematoria. Your pet's remains are cremated the same day, and their ashes are ready for collection the next day. Like PCS, they can collect your pet from home, but the costs are higher for this more special service.
Occasionally a client will request I carry their pet to the crematorium which I am happy to do.

I advise my clients that burial remains an option and it is generally agreed that you may do this within your own garden. But it's always worth asking your local council for more details.
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Gosh, this is an old one!

Ought to just put a word in for Sheffield Pet Crem. They are based just out of Rivelin at Hollow Meadows (next to the kennels up there) and are absolutely wonderful. They cremated my beautiful Eddy that some of the oldies on here will know (lost him in 2010) and Beans the JRT a year later. They collected Eddy from my home after the vet came to the house and they were wonderfully gentle and respectful with his body. They then dropped the ashes off for free as they were passing anyway.

Beans went very unexpectedly at the out of hours vets on the one week that my own vet couldn't do out of hours. I took him home and in the morning took him to SPC. I took him in his basket and they put him in a little chapel type area and left me to say goodbye before I left and they sorted it for me. I can't remember if I collected his ashes or if they came by with them, but they have made the whole experience much more bearable both times.

I truly hope I don't have to use them again too soon but I know that when I do lose my next one, I will go back to them.
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That is very good to hear.
I have not been able to visit SPC as yet (I was in Hillsborough yesterday helping a couple say goodbye to their poorly lab but by the time I left, it was too late to visit!)
You are the first feedback I have managed to find - thanks for that. I really must visit.
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Our beautiful old boy died a few weeks ago, and we took him to PCS at Doncaster: https://www.pcsonline.org.uk/ It's a bit of a trek but we were able to take him straight there from the vets, wait for him and bring his ashes home with us. Jody who works there is very kind and took her time with us. It felt like our boy had the proper ending he deserved.
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Our beautiful old boy died a few weeks ago, and we took him to PCS at Doncaster: https://www.pcsonline.org.uk/ It's a bit of a trek but we were able to take him straight there from the vets, wait for him and bring his ashes home with us. Jody who works there is very kind and took her time with us. It felt like our boy had the proper ending he deserved.
We took Ailsa to Doncaster PCS when she was PTS in 2011. It was an emotional day naturally and Jody was wonderful, she arranged for Ailsa to go into their chapel of rest, we had the opportunity to spend time with her and to record our thoughts and leave a photo of her in their memory book and we went back to collect her ashes (because it was late in the day when we took her there). I am so glad we got to say goodbye in a sensitive way and would do it again.
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