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Q: How are the Humane Society to dispose of the

March 13, 2009 | By Pookey94 | 8 answers | Expired: 2042 days ago

Pookey94

animals the put to sleep.Is it legal for them to throw them in a dumpster?

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Meg S.
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Mar 16, 2009

Our shelter cremates the animals.

I would not think that it is legal to simply place the animals in the dumpster. You would have to check your state statutes.

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dawn
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Mar 15, 2009

I worked at a Shelter, and when we euthanized animals we would drop them off at the transfer station (A.K.A) the dump. If it was a small animal it would go out with the daily trash. I never got used to that and I felt pretty sad at what I perceived to be a disregard for life. I've also buried my treasured pets in the yard. For sure don't toss them out with the trash.
What is even worse is some cities shelters turn the dead over to rendering plants. Thats gross! Pets wind up in their own food! MMMM meat-by products

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Cindy  A.
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Mar 13, 2009

Our Humane Society will only euthanize an animal if it is too ill to recover or proves to be too dangerous to adopt out. Group cremations are very common.

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SakuraBlack
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Mar 13, 2009

The Humane Society doesn't put animals to sleep....animal control does but not these guys. No it is not illegal to throw the animals in dumpsters, unfortunately.

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Sally R.
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Mar 13, 2009

I am really surprised by this. Throwing dead animals in a dumpster? I was told by my vet that there is a service that comes to vet offices and then retrieves the dead animals. For some reason I had the notion that the service cremates them and disposes of their ashes. I am going to have to check this out.

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sue p.
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Mar 13, 2009

It is not only legal but you will find that most vets and animal shelters also dispose of the animals in the dumpster.

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Gitta F.
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Mar 13, 2009

Of course not. They are frozen and then picked up and put into a landfill. Where they cover them up with dirt. Like a mass grave. Not nice to think about.

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nan m.
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Mar 13, 2009

Ubfortunately it's not illegal to put dead animals in a dumpster. That's how your vets and animal shelters dispose of them also.

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