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Animal Welfare Association of New Jersey

Owner Requested Euthanasia & Cremation

Deciding to put your pet to sleep is a difficult decision. We know the bond with a beloved pet is very special. We understand and hope to help you through this difficult time. AWA offers pet owner-requested euthanasia for pets with major or terminal illnesses. Please note: Euthanasia is done at veterinarians discretion. During the euthanasia process, if you so choose you may be with your pet in a quiet, private room. You and your pet will be treated with compassion and respect every step of the way.

We can offer euthanasia appointments Tuesday through Thursday at 10am, 11am and 1pm.

To make an inquiry or appointment, contact us at or 856-424-2288. 

Our basic services at owner’s request include:

  • Euthanasia and Private Cremation
  • Euthanasia and Communal Cremation
  • Euthanasia and Body Returned to Owner for Burial (please note that some cities and townships do not allow burial of pet remains; others may require a permit. Please inquire with your town officials.)

If your pet passes away at home, communal cremation is available.

Service Fee
Euthanasia Only
Cat $50
Dog 0 – 30 lbs. $55
Dog 31 – 70 lbs. $65
Dog 71+ lbs. $75
Disposal of Body Only
Dog/Cat up 30 lbs $50
Dog 31-100 lbs $100
Dog 101-125 lbs*
Euthanasia with Communal Cremation
Cat $100
Dog up to 30 lbs $110
Dog 31-71 lbs $125
Dog 71+ lbs $150
Euthanasia with Private Cremation  
1-30 lbs $180
31-70 lbs $230
71-100 lbs $280

*We can accommodate a maximum weight of 99 pounds.
Senior Citizens are eligible for discounted fees.


AWA provides cremation services through our partner, Paws to Heaven.

*Disposal of Body and Private Cremation: To accommodate dogs weighing over 99 lbs, please contact Paws to Heaven Pet Crematory at (856) 665-7221. We are unable to provide communal cremation for dogs over 99 lbs at this time.

Please note: If your pet passes away at home, they can be brought to AWA Tues. through Friday 9am to 5pm. Otherwise, please call Paws to Heaven at (856) 665-7221 to secure arrangements for your pet.

Paw Print Memory Signs are a very special way to honor your beloved pet (while helping AWA’s shelter pets at the same time). Paw Print signs are hung on trees along the four walking trails on AWA property. Fee is $45.


We know this is a very difficult decision for families to make.
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