Performing Humane Euthanasia
As a movement, we are now, thankfully, closer than ever to the day when euthanasia will be reserved only for animals who are suffering or are too aggressive to safely reside in our communities. When the difficult decision is made that euthanasia is the only option, it is critical to ensure it is performed as humanely as possible.
The updated HSUS Euthanasia Reference Manual is designed to be the definitive basic education tool for understanding the methods and techniques of performing humane euthanasia.Read the manual
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Qualified instructors are available to teach methods of humane euthanasia.Find them here
Compassion Fatigue and euthanasia related stress make a difficult job even more challenging. Find articles and resources designed to help you cope.Learn more
Doug Fakkema devoted his career to ensuring shelters provide the highest standards of humane euthanasia. Read Animal Sheltering magazine's feature article on his life and career.Read the article