Euthanasia & Cremation
One of the hardest decisions you have to face is to make a decision to have your beloved pet euthanized. As a responsible and caring pet owner, it is sometimes the only choice left to prevent pain and suffering.
We understand that a special bond exists between you and your pet. We will always offer our best advice and support to assist you in making the decision.
It is best to make an appointment when you know it is time to say goodbye. Let the receptionist know the reason why you are coming and they will try and offer a quiet time for you.
The euthanasia itself is a painless procedure. It is your personal choice if you would like to stay while the vet administers the drug. Usually your pet is comforted by your presence, but if you feel you will not be able to handle it emotionally, it might cause more distress for your pet, and it is better to leave them in the caring hands of Bakenkop staff.
Bakenkop Animal Clinic uses the cremation services of Legacy Pet Cremations. Legacy Pet Crematorium [previously known as Envirocin] owns and operates a licensed and a dedicated pet crematorium facility in Kya Sands, Gauteng and in Kwa-Zulu Natal. They offer a trusted and compassionate service at a time of grief.
Visit their website for more information. www.legacypet.co.za
They offer different options for cremation
- Communal Cremation
- Cremation and Return of Ashes
- Private Cremation
There are also different options available for return of ashes.
Losing a pet is a devastating experience. If you feel the need to discuss your grief with a professional person, call their Bereavement Councillor at 031 782 1384.