If your pet has died
- If your pet rabbit has died suddenly, and you noticed any potential signs of rabbit hemorrhagic disease virus 2 (RHDV2), please call 1-800-347-7028 or visit https://oda.direct/RHD to report it to the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA).
- Oregon Humane Society, Dignified Pet Services, and Family Animal Services offer a range of memorial services (cremation, burial, urns, etc.).
- Family Animal Services: Communal cremation services are $30 for a pet up to 30 pounds (animals over 30 pounds are $30 plus 60 cents per pound). (Ashes not returned.) Tell them you were referred by MCAS to qualify for this offer. (503) 665-8300
- Check with your city’s zoning officials to determine if you may legally bury your pet on your property.
- Metro disposes of deceased animals as garbage. Animals must be triple-bagged in plastic and placed in the garbage, or -for a minimum $35 fee- brought to either the METRO South Transfer Station at 2001 Washington St, Oregon City or the METRO Central Transfer Station at 6161 NW 61st, Portland. Contact them for additional informational.
- Dead livestock may be processed through a local rendering company.
If you need at-home euthanasia for your pet
- At Home Vet - Dr. Mesher: (503) 281-1631
- Vet to Pet - Dr. Ghang: (503) 757-6124
- Fetch and Heal - Dr. Carroll: (503) 799-1665
- Peaceful Passings - Dr. Healey: (503) 539-9144
- Loving Hands, LLC - Dr. Rotman: (503) 489-8421
If you find a deceased rabbit, please report it directly to the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA), who are currently tracking and preventing the spread of rabbit hemorrhagic disease virus 2 (RHDV2). Please call 1-800-347-7028 or visit https://oda.direct/RHD to report domestic or wild rabbits which are suspected to have died from RHDV2.
Deceased Domestic Animals or Large Wildlife
For deceased domestic animals or large wildlife, please call us at (503) 988-7387 during regular phone hours to file a report or use the Deceased Animal Removal Request form. Our animal services officers will remove dead stray animals and large wildlife on public property (except freeways). Dead cats and dogs will be checked for microchips so owners can be contacted.
Deceased Animals Officers Will Pickup
Officers are unable to pick up deceased animals on private property.
We encourage finders of deceased wildlife to be as specific as possible in their reports to describe the location and nature of each find, position relative to the curb, and any bags or containers used, as face-to-face clarifications with officers are to be avoided as much as possible.
Dead stray animals and wildlife on freeways are removed by The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT). If the animal presents an immediate hazard, see the ODOT info for road hazards. (ODOT only responds to dead animals on freeways, not local roads.)
Officers are unable to pickup small wildlife. MCAS encourages members of the public to dispose of small deceased wildlife in their garbage.
To safely handle and dispose of the carcass
- Wear gloves and a facemask as needed
- Use a shovel or another tool to place the animal in a bag
- Place the bag in two other sealable bags
- Place the triple-bagged and sealed carcass into the garbage
- Alternatively, deceased animals may be triple-bagged and brought to a Metro Transfer Station for a fee. Contact Metro for size limitations and more information.
Dead birds may be disposed of in the same manner as other wildlife.