When your pet is no longer able to live pain-free and with dignity, it may be time to think about humane euthanasia. The following organizations offer low-cost end-of-life services for pets. The requirements for assistance vary, so please review the requirements for each individually.

These businesses/programs were aggregated as a courtesy and are neither endorsed, nor guaranteed, by Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation.

Clinics Offering Low-Cost Humane Euthanasia

The following clinics operate primarily within Northern California:

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ARF Emergency Medical FundĀ®

  • Services available in Walnut Creek, CA.
  • Services offered to Contra Costa County residents only.
  • Limited space available, currently booked up to six weeks in advance.
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Berkeley Humane

  • Services available in Berkeley, CA.
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East Bay SPCA Family Veterinary Clinic

  • Services available in Oakland, CA.

Humane Society Silicon Valley

  • Services available in Milpitas, CA.
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Marin Humane

  • Services available in Novato, CA.

Oakland Animal Services

  • Services available in Oakland, CA.
  • Services offered to Oakland residents only.

Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA

  • Services available in San Mateo, CA.

Sacramento SPCA

  • Services available in Sacramento, CA.

San Francisco Animal Care and Control

  • Services available in San Francisco, CA.

Pet Loss Support Groups

The following groups operate primarily within Northern California, although many currently are meeting online via video conferencing apps:

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Berkeley Humane

  • Support group meets online.

Birchbark Foundation

  • Support group and individual counseling meet online.

Humane Society Silicon Valley

  • Support group meets online.

Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA

  • Support group meets online.

Sacramento SPCA

  • Support group meets online.
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San Francisco SPCA

  • Support group meets online.

Valley Humane Society

  • Support group meets in Pleasanton, CA.

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