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Anne Arundel County Animal Care & Control performs humane euthanasia at the request of an owner. The procedure is performed by technicians certified in humane euthanasia.  If the owner prefers to take the animal’s remains home with them after the procedure has been performed this can be arranged however the owner must inform the Animal Care & Control employees of their intent at the time of their arrival.  Animal Care & Control requires animal owners requesting euthanasia provide a driver’s license (for identification purposes), proof of ownership of the animal (i.e. veterinary records, proof of license, etc.) and all applicable fees at the time the service will be provided.  Unfortunately since 2010 Animal Care & Control has been unable to allow owners to remain with their pet during the euthanasia process additionally Animal Care & Control does not offer a service which would provide for the return of a cremated pet to an owner.  For these additional services it is recommended that owners speak with their regular veterinarian or a private crematory service provider. 


The procedure is performed at a cost of $5.00 per animal.  The owner may leave the animal’s remains with the agency for disposal at an additional cost of $0.77 per pound.