Euthanasia Services

Yellowstone Valley Animal Shelter is here to help support you throughout the stages of your animal’s life, even the difficult ones.  End of life care for your pet is offered to owners at a reduced cost.  

Euthanasia services are offered to the public by trained Billings Animal Control officers for $55.  Communal cremation services are also included in this cost or an owner may reclaim their pet’s body for burial. We understand that making this choice is a difficult one, which is why we suggest filling out your paperwork ahead of time.  For euthanasia authorization, we require that an owner must be at least 18 years or older and bring a photo ID. 

Euthanasia services can be accessed based on Animal Control Officer availability.  We recommend calling 406-294-7387 ahead of time to ensure an Animal Control Officer will be on duty for when you decide to bring in your pet.  Euthanasia services are not available on the weekends or holidays.

Cremation Services

Communal cremation services are included in the $55 euthanasia fee.  If you select the option of a communal cremation, your animal’s ashes will not be to be returned to you.  

If you would like your pet’s ashes returned to you, YVAS works closely with Faithful Friend Animal Memories to offer a range of private cremation services to help you memorialize your pet in a dignified, caring manner.  Please call the shelter for detailed pricing.

If your pet has passed away at home and you would like to have them communally cremated at YVAS, please fill out this form and we will cremate your pet free of charge.  Please note that in the case of communal cremations, your animal’s ashes are unable to be returned to you.  If your pet has passed away at home and you would like to have them privately cremated, please contact the shelter to make arrangements and for detailed pricing. 

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