A Loving Message To My Owner

If it should be that I grow frail or weak
And pain should keep me from my sleep
Then you must do what must be done
For this, the last battle can’t be won.

You will be sad, I understand
But don’t let grieving stay your hand
For this day, more than all the rest
Your love and friendship stand the test.

We’ve had so many happy years
What is to come should hold no fears
You’d not want me to suffer so
When the time comes, please let me go.

Don’t grieve that it should fall to you
This sad and painful thing to do
For you have brought, my dearest friend
A good life to a peaceful end.

I know in time that you will see
The kindness you have done for me
For though my tail its last has waived
From pain and suffering I’ve been saved!

Euthanasia Documents

Whether your pet is a faithful senior facing the end of a long, happy life or a victim of accident or illness, Billings Animal Family Hospital is here to support and guide you. We are available to discuss your questions and concerns about the process of euthanasia, cremation, or burial of your pet. Your specific needs will guide us in providing compassionate, humane services at a difficult time.

Euthanasia is a pain-free process that releases your trusting pet from inexplicable suffering. You may be present—even hold your faithful friend in your arms if you choose—or our professionals will take care of this for you, before or after you say your final goodbye. For those who request it, home euthanasia is available as well.

We work closely with an area provider to offer body care options and special treatment of the remains of your beloved pet. Available services include:

  • Home Burial—We provide a cardboard casket box
  • Group Cremation—Pets are cremated with other pets in the chamber, and ashes are spread over a beautiful wildlife area next to Happy Trails Park
  • Private Cremation—Pets are cremated separately from others in the chamber, and the ashes are returned to you in a hand-painted, biodegradable urn featuring your pet’s name
  • Private Exclusive Cremation—Your pet is cremated individually within the chamber, and the ashes are placed in a handcrafted urn with a brass name plate and certificate of cremation

This cremation facility will also, upon request, make a clay paw print in white or earth tone.

Your friends at Billings Animal Family Hospital will provide you with a beautiful memorial document, containing your pet’s ink paw print on a copy of the Rainbow Bridge poem. View a copy of this memorial document and poem.

Also available are beautiful, hand-crafted, and personalized wood and ceramic urns, as well as personalized wood photo frames to memorialize your special pet. Please visit K2 laserworks to view samples. We can help with ordering these unique products if you are interested.

For additional support with any part of this difficult process, please visit our Pet Loss page and view our helpful articles on pet loss and grief support. Or simply contact our office to speak with a Billings Animal Family Hospital professional about your needs .

Visit the site of our cremation service provider for more details.