On the scheduled date of the appointment, one of our doctors and a Veterinary Technician or Vet Assistant will come to your home. The doctor will talk with you and explain each step of the process. You will then be asked to sign a euthanasia consent form and they will ask you what you would like for aftercare for your pet’s body. Our clinic uses Whispering Pines Pet Cremation Services, who have been in business since 2001. There is also a cemetery in Lincoln and, if you want to bury your pet the Lincoln NE ordinance says “Deceased animals may be buried if you have an acceptable place available. An owner may bury the household pet on his residential property if such animal weights less than 150 pounds. The animal must be buried with 24 hours and covered by 4 feet of soil at the natural ground level.”
When you are ready, we will give your pet a sedative to relax them and help with any pain. After shaving a little of the hair from a front leg, a catheter will be placed in the vein in your pet’s leg. When you are ready and have said good-bye, the doctor will then administer the euthanasia solution. Your pet will fall asleep and the doctor will listen to the heart to insure that your pet is deceased. As difficult a decision like this is, it is also a final gift to that beloved pet. They will no longer be in pain and their memory will remain forever in your heart.
If you have elected cremation for your pet’s body, the doctor and assistant are able return the pet to the clinic where the cremation service will pick it up and, if you elect a private cremation, they will return the cremains in 7-14 days. If you elect a simple/group cremation the cremains will be spread out in the trees of the farm Whispering Pines owns. If you choose to have your pet buried at the Pet Cemetery, you will want to contact them ahead of the appointment so they can come at a designated time.
If you have any questions or just want to talk about arrangements, please call 402-423-9100. We will be happy to talk to you and will do all that we can to respect your wishes and make this transition for your pet as peaceful as possible.