No Cost Euthanasia

For owners experiencing severe financial challenges, the Humane Euthanasia Clinic provides an alternative to suffering through the option for a peaceful death at limited or no cost to the approved owner.

The cost of humane euthanasia and disposal of a horse, in our region, is roughly $400. Research tells us that too often owners are forced to delay this procedure on geriatric, ill, or injured horses strictly due to financial concerns. Sound Equine Options wants to make a horse’s quality of life and degree of suffering the main consideration in the decision to humanely euthanize.

All owners considering the Humane Euthanasia Clinic must fill out and return the application questionnaire or be interviewed by a member of our staff. If the horse and owner meet our minimum qualifications, and as funds allow, they will be scheduled to participate in the next clinic. Upon arrival, each horse will be examined by a veterinarian to determine whether it is a candidate for rescue/adoption or humane euthanasia, in accordance with the AAEP Guidelines for Humane Euthanasia.

To apply, fill out the Humane Equine Euthanasia Application and send by email to [email protected] or by mailing to Sound Equine Options, PO Box 1150, Gresham, OR 97030.