End of Life Services

    Saying goodbye to your beloved pet can be one of the most difficult times in your life. HSSC’s compassionate staff understands and is here to support you when euthanasia is the most humane choice for a pet’s quality of life. HSSC's Animal Clinic offers private and communal cremation services for your pet, providing you and your pet with the utmost respect, professionalism, care, and compassion.


    End of Life Services are offered exclusively at the Animal Clinic of the Humane Society of Sarasota County. At this time, we are only able to offer end of life services for established patients, and appointments are required. Please call  941.364.3605 for more information or to set up an appointment. About the Animal Clinic.

    Pet Memorials

    Honoring the memory of a beloved pet can aid in the healing process after experiencing loss. If you are looking for a lasting token of remembrance for your pet, HSSC offers several memorials and tribute options. Learn more.

    The Rainbow Bridge

    Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
    When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.
    All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.
    They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.
    You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.
    Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....
    –Author Unknown