About Pet Euthanasia Info -- Why We Care and Are Taking Action

We are survivors of companion animal euthanasia gone wrong, and we are here to work with you and others to make a difference


"There are only four kinds of people in the world - those who have been caregivers, those who are caregivers, those who will be caregivers and those who will need caregivers." ~ Rosalynn Carter


This website came into being because Michael and JR, who live in two different locations in the United States, both experienced very traumatic euthanasia incidents of their feline companions in 2019. JR did the set up of the website structure and co-created some of the basic initial content with Michael. The site is now run solely by Michael, who has added a great deal of other helpful content and continues to add valuable new content regularly. (Note: Michael is open to people helping as website and activist partners or website/technical advisers, so please get in touch via the Contact page if you’re interested!)

The hope of this project is to lessen the number and severity of traumatic euthanasia incidents, for the sake of beloved companion animals and their caring human parents and also to provide support for them and other witnesses. It is also intended to give meaning and value to the suffering and death of our companions (and of ourselves), as the thought that it was all for no purpose and that similar incidents will occur unopposed is unbearable. The time devoted to this project also serves as a break or distraction from, or a less intense response to the horrific imagery triggered by being at home (both were home euthanasia incidents), or by memories of the incidents.

Nothing can be done to correct the suffering that Michael's mother Norma and her cat companions Miss Kitty and Tinkerbell experienced as they approached their deaths. But he works to create and maintain this website and tells their stories so that others may avoid something similar.



To read Michael’s story, click here.

To read the story of Miss Kitty, click here.

To read the story of Tinkerbell, click here.

To read the story of Norma, click here.


 (Photo by Michael of PetEuthanasia.Info)



Jill Breitner: 

The initial connection that led to this website was made through Jill Breitner, a truly exceptional dog trainer, and a wonderful, extremely compassionate, helpful and caring human being.

Thank you, Jill, for all of your critically valuable work for animals.

Jill Breitner's must-read articles on pet euthanasia -- and her websites:

Pet Euthanasia Gone Wrong

Euthanizing an Old Dog: How it Works and What to Expect (Also applies to cats and all other animals of all ages!)

Shewhisperer Dog Training

Dog Decoder

Dog Decoder Facebook



Dr. Kathleen Cooney, Director of Education and Founder of CAETA:

The Companion Animal Euthanasia Training Academy is an organization dedicated to the perfection of the animal euthanasia protocol. Click here to view it. Dr. Cooney and her co-workers are performing extremely difficult, important and heroic work. Thank you, Dr. Cooney.



Sophia Yin:

We offer a dedication to the late Dr. Sophia Yin, pioneer in the low stress handling method that all animal companions deserve from everyone. Her priceless legacy is carried on through CattleDog Publishing, home of Low Stress Handling.



Self-taught webmistress extraordinaire, JR didn't have the time but made it, couldn't afford the time but gave it, for untold hours, spent working from the scene of her respective atrocity, under very difficult conditions via telephone with a tech-averse beginner. She did it all with irrepressible cheer, optimism, patience, perseverance and other superlatives too numerous to mention, including a dedicated devotion to detail. She created a functional and easy-to-maintain framework for this website — and educated me so I could maintain it and expand it — in order to support this crucial yet obscure cause. JR, may you somehow be compensated and rewarded for your service!  
-- Michael

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