Heavenly Paws

Heavenly Paws Chapel

At the Brevard Humane Society, we are here to support you through all stages of your animal’s life, including when they cross the Rainbow Bridge. We know and understand the challenges you face and are prepared to extend a warm embrace of support to you in your time of need. We offer a place to spend time with your Pet’s, meditate in the chapel, or plan parties!

When It’s Time To Say Good-bye

Our pets are entitled to the “Five Freedoms” which should be the right of all living creatures. These freedoms are:

  1. The Freedom from Hunger and Thirst: Is your pet able and willing to eat and drink?
  2. The Freedom from Physical and Thermal Discomfort: Is your pet able to be in a comfortable environment? Can he/she move about on their own when left alone? If your pet were to fall when no one was home, would they be able to get up and not be stuck in an uncomfortable or painful position?
  3. The Freedom from Pain, Injury and Disease: If your pet is at the end stage of illness, or suffering from any other painful condition, are the medications he/she is being given able to control pain and discomfort adequately?
  4. Freedom from Fear and Distress: Is your pet able to go outside or use the litterbox to relieve him/herself as opposed to soiling himself? The inability to do this can be very distressing to our pets.
  5. Freedom to Express Normal Behavior: Is your pet able to do some of the things he/she has always done?

Additionally in assessing our pet’s quality of life and expressing normal behavior, it is often helpful to make a list of a few things that we as owners perceive our pets enjoy doing, and then review that list periodically to see if our pets are still able to do these things, even in moderation.

  • Does your pet greet you, seem happy to see you?
  • Does your pet seem aware of his/her surroundings?
  • Does your pet still enjoy their favorite treat(s) or toy(s)?
  • Does your pet still enjoy previously pleasant interactions such as being groomed, petted, etc?
  • Does your pet enjoy walks or outings, even short ones?

For the latest options and associated pricing of our cremation services please contact us at (321) 636-3343 ext 205

Euthanasia Services

For the latest options and associated pricing of our cremation services please visit: https://brevardhumanesociety.org/cremation-pricing/

Coping with the impending loss of a pet is one of the most difficult experiences a pet parent will ever face. Whether your companion is approaching their golden years or has been diagnosed with a terminal illness, it’s important to minimize any discomfort or distress. As your pet’s health declines, you may elect to care for your pet at home—with the supervision of a veterinarian—or you may decide to end their suffering with euthanasia.

Although it is a personal decision, it need not be a solitary one. Your veterinarian is often the best person to advise you on when the time is right to euthanize—information from medical tests is often more accurate than what a pet owner can observe, and pet owners often delay the moment of euthanasia in anticipation of grief. Observing and keeping an accurate record of your pet in his daily activities can ultimately help you to decide.

When the time is right, please contact our Heavenly Paws Chapel to discuss your individual needs and to schedule an appointment. We provide dignified, private euthanasia services for pet owners who have reached the difficult yet loving end-of-life decision for their pet.

All owner-requested euthanasia will require a medical exam as well as proof of ownership. We also ask that you bring any medical records with you.

Cremation Services

As a pet owner, you have the special responsibility of making aftercare choices on behalf of your pet. Working together with your veterinary clinic, we will gently guide you through the process of making cremation arrangements that are fitting for you and your pet. The Brevard Humane Society’s Heavenly Paws Chapel currently offers three cremation options:

Communal Cremation

Keeping the memory of your pet close to your heart, a communal cremation offers both solace and peace of mind. With communal cremation, your pet is gently placed into the crematory together with other pets. When the cremation process is complete, the communal remains are collected and will be scattered throughout Ella’s Walk located behind the Brevard Humane Society in Cocoa. Viewing for communal cremations cannot be accommodated.

Unfortunately, because no cremated remains are returned to you when you choose a communal cremation, you may wish to consider one of our personalized memorial bricks as a timeless remembrance.

Semi-Private Cremation

Semi-Private Cremation is when more than one pet is in the crematorium when it is run, and the pets are divided in a manner that allows us to collect each individual’s cremated remains. Pets are placed in the crematorium so that they are not touching being are divided by space and a divider to keep ashes separate.

Only your pet’s cremated remains will be returned to your veterinary hospital or ready for you to take home from our Heavenly Paws Chapel in your selected urn.

Private Cremation

Private cremation is a process by which only one pet is placed in the cremation chamber and cremated.

Individual or private cremation provides you with the opportunity to keep your pet’s remains as a permanent and personal keepsake. When the cremation process is complete, we ensure that you receive only the cremated remains of your pet.

Your pet’s cremated remains will be returned to your veterinary hospital or ready for you to take home from our Heavenly Paws Chapel in your selected urn.

For the latest options and associated pricing of our cremation services: https://brevardhumanesociety.org/cremation-pricing/

Memorial Products

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For many, honoring the memory of a beloved pet is an important part of the healing process. The Heavenly Paws Chapel offers a wide variety of memorial products to choose from. Selecting a memorial product is often a personal choice. The item may reflect the life you shared with your pet, your personal style, or possibly reflect your pet’s own unique personality.

The Heavenly Paws Chapel also provides a comforting, and serene place to remember companions with an engraved paver, stepping stone, garden bench or planting. If you are looking for a lasting token of remembrance dedicated to a person or pet, the Brevard Humane Society also offers several memorial and honorarium options.