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August 20, 2014

Resources for Making a Humane End of Life Decision for Your Horse

Learn where to have your horse humanely euthanized, buried, cremated or rendered

This list is provided as a resource for horse owners and is for informational purposes only.
Please contact specific vendors for more information on their services.

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of all listings. This list is not exhaustive and is subject to change over time.

The following definitions and guidelines apply:

State Regulation: Where applicable, the state regulation is included. Because of space constraints, if a law is lengthy, only the link is provided.

Euthanasia Program: Refers to a low-cost euthanasia program.

Equine Crematory/Cemetery Services: Facilities capable of providing cremation and/or burial of horse carcasses.

Rendering/Carcass Disposal: Vendors who will pick up and remove deceased horses from an owner's property and dispose of the carcass.

Please note: Many vendors serve large geographic areas, some of which cross multiple states. Please contact any out-of-state vendors listed in your area directly for details.

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Alabama

State Veterinarian: Dr. Anthony G. Frazier

USDA Cooperative Extension Service

State Regulations:

Dead animals; disposal.
All owners or custodians of animals which die or are killed in their possession or custody, other than such as are slaughtered for food, within 24 hours shall cause the bodies of such animals to be burned or buried at least two feet below the surface of the ground. Hogs dying from cholera or any other disease whatsoever shall be burned. No such animal shall be burned or buried sufficiently near a residence or residences as to create a nuisance. Any person violating this section, whether by failure to burn or bury an animal dying or being killed in his possession or by causing the same to be burned in such proximity to a dwelling or in such other way as to become a nuisance shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, on conviction, shall be fined not more than $50.00.

Euthanasia Programs:

Auburn University
College of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Clinical Sciences
Auburn University, AL 36849-5540
334-844-4000

Tuskegee University
College of Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Teaching Hospital
Tuskegee, AL 36088
334-727-8174

Equine Crematory Services:

Ashes to Ashes Pet Cremation (serves Iowa, Minn., Wisc., Ill., Mo., Neb., S.D., and N.D.)
22331 590th Street
Pomeroy, IA 50575
712-358-2600

Auburn University
College of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Clinical Sciences
Auburn University, AL 36849-5540
334-844-4000

Faithful Friends Pet Memorial Service
72 Buchi Ct
Nashville, TN 37204
615-403-8020

Memorial Pet Care (serves the Continental U.S.)
654 E. King Street
Meridian, ID 83642
208-887-7669

Rendering/Carcass Disposal:

Auburn University
College of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Clinical Sciences
Auburn, AL 36849-5540
334-844-4000

Dixie Tallow Company
111 N. Chalkville Road
Trussville, AL 35173-1341
205-655-8630

Landfills that Accept Equine Carcasses:

* Waste Management® accepts equine carcasses at some, but not all locations. To find out if your local Waste Management location will take horse carcasses, please contact them: 800-963-4776

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Alaska

State Veterinarian: Dr. Robert Gerlach

USDA Cooperative Extension Service

Landfills that Accept Equine Carcasses:

* Waste Management® accepts equine carcasses at some but not all locations. To find out if your local Waste Management location will take horse carcasses, please contact them: 800-963-4776

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Arizona

State Veterinarian: Dr. Richard Willer

USDA Cooperative Extension Service

State Regulations:
Deceased Animal Disposal Laws: Ariz. Admin. Code 18-13-311. Disposal; General
A. Refuse shall be disposed of by a method or methods included in these rules and shall include rodent, insect, and nuisance control at the place or places of disposal. Approval must be obtained from the Department for all new disposal sites and may change in the method of disposal prior to use.
B. Carcasses of large dead animals shall be buried or cremated, unless satisfactory arrangements have been made for disposal by rendering or other approved methods.
C. All public "dumping grounds," provided in compliance with A.R.S. §9-441, shall be maintained and operated in accordance with the requirements of these rules.
D. Manure shall be disposed of by sanitary landfill, composting, incineration, or used as fertilizer in such a manner as not to create insect breeding or nuisance.

Euthanasia Programs:

University of Arizona
Arizona Department of Animal Sciences, Veterinary Diagnostics Laboratory
P.O Box 210038
Tucson, AZ 85721-0038
520-621-2356

Equine Crematory Services:

All Cremation Service
5646 W. Bethany Home Road
Glendale, AZ 85301
623-842-0908

Ashes to Ashes Pet Cremation (serves the Continental U.S.)
22331 590th Street
Pomeroy, IA 50575
712-358-2600

Memorial Pet Care (serves the Continental U.S.)
654 E. King Street
Meridian, ID 83642
208-887-7669

Rendering/Carcass Disposal:

AAA Large Animal Removal & Disposal by T & L Maynard
31711 N. 167th Avenue
Surprise, AZ 85357
623-521-8417

Baker Commodities Inc.
3602 E. Elmwood Street
P.O. Box 6518
Phoenix, AZ 85009
602-254-5971

Maricopa County By-Products
3602 W. Elwood 
Phoenix, AZ 85009
602-275-3402

Tucson's Original Recyclers
3928 Fairview Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85705-2631
520-887-00440

Landfills that Accept Equine Carcasses:

* Waste Management® accepts equine carcasses at some, but not all locations. To find out if your local Waste Management location will take horse carcasses, please contact them: 800-963-4776

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Arkansas

State Veterinarian: Dr. George Pat Badley

USDA Cooperative Extension Service

State Regulations:
Deceased Animal Disposal Laws: Arkansas Livestock & Poultry Commission Final Rule
REGULATION FOR THE DISPOSAL OF LARGE ANIMAL CARCASSES, EXCLUDING DOGS AND CATS
Large animal carcasses (excluding dogs and cats) may be disposed of in the following manner unless specified directly by the state veterinarian.
1. Rendering: Large animal carcasses may be submitted to a rendering facility in a sealed vehicle that does not allow drainage while being moved.
2. Burial: Carcasses may be buried at a site at least 100 yards away from a well and in a place where a stream cannot be contaminated.  Anthrax carcasses are to be covered with 1 inch of lime. Other carcasses may be covered with lime, particularly when needed to control odors. All carcasses are to be covered with at least 2 feet of dirt. Carcasses are not to be buried in a landfill, without prior approval of the State Veterinarian.
3. Extrusion: Extrusion is an acceptable method to recover the protein for animal food, when possible.
4. Cooking Carcasses for Swine Food: Carcasses may be cooked for swine food. The internal temperature of the batch must reach 212 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes. Federal permit required through USDA APHIS, Veterinary Services.
6. Incineration (burning): Incineration or open burning may be used as long as carcass is reduced to ash.
7. Carcasses to be buried on special order of state veterinarian
a. Anthrax Animals that die due to this disease shall be buried on site. Carcass is to be covered with 1 inch of lime after being placed in ground.
8. The Arkansas Livestock and Poultry Commission shall have the responsibility of following up complaints on improper large animal carcass disposal.
9. This regulation has no jurisdiction on any animals or parts thereof that are designed as a food item for humans.
10. If carcasses or parts are handled or moved on a road, (gravel or paved) the carcass or product must be in a sealed vehicle or contained where no leakage occurs. Carcasses are to be covered by tarp or other materials when transported on roads so that wind may not carry disease organisms into surrounding area.
11. Large animal carcasses found on County or Highway property where the identity is unknown shall be disposed of in the best (most practical) manner to prevent a public health problem.

Equine Crematory Services:

Ashes to Ashes Pet Cremation (serves the Continental U.S.)
22331 590th Street
Pomeroy, IA 50575
712-358-2600

Memorial Pet Care (serves the Continental U.S.)
654 E. King Street
Meridian, ID 83642
208-887-7669

Landfills that Accept Equine Carcasses:

* Waste Management® accepts equine carcasses at some, but not all locations. To find out if your local Waste Management location will take horse carcasses, please contact them: 800-963-4776

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California

State Veterinarian: Dr. Richard Breitmeyer

USDA Cooperative Extension Office

State Regulations:
Deceased Animal Disposal Laws: Cal. Food & Agric. Code § 794.3. Sanitation Requirements
(a) Disposal of refuse shall be handled in such a manner as to prevent the establishment of a nuisance or a harbor for insects and rodents.
(b) Liquid wastes shall be disposed of in such a manner as to prevent the pollution of water used for public, domestic and livestock purposes, and also to avoid the creation of a nuisance or health hazard.
(c) A supply of clean drinking water shall be available at all times. Water troughs shall be kept clean and so constructed or covered as to permit only the nose of the hog to enter.
(d) Adequate control of insects and rodents shall be employed.
(e) All dead animals shall be disposed of within 24 hours after death by movement to an approved reduction plant, by cremation, or by burial.

Euthanasia Programs:

Horse Plus Humane Society
P.O. Box 6108
Oroville, CA 95966
530-534-7742

University of California
Davis School of Veterinary Medicine
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616
530-282-5565

Equine Crematory Services:

Ashes to Ashes Pet Cremation (serves the Continental U.S.)
22331 590th Street
Pomeroy, IA 50575
712-358-2600

D & D Services, Inc.
4105 Bandini Boulevard
Vernon, CA 90058
323-261-4176

Eden Memorial Pet Care
202 Easy Street
Paso Robles, CA 93446
805-227-4435

Koefran Services
P.O. Box 276424
Sacramento, CA 95827-6424
916-361-0911

Memorial Pet Care (serves the Continental U.S.)
654 E. King Street
Meridian, ID 83642
208-887-7669

Pets Rest Cemetery & Crematory
P.O. Box 1502
Colma, CA 94014-0502
650-755-2201

Precious Paws and Claws Crematory
3825 Howsley Road
Pleasant Grove, CA 95668
916-655-3590

Stiles Collection & Cremation Services
P.O. Box 1103
Guasti, CA 91743
909-390-9828

Rendering/Carcass Disposal Services:

Al Kuck Livestock
4770 Bodega Avenue
Petaluma, CA
707-762-7688

Baker Commodities
P.O. Box 1286
Hamford, CA 92232
559-582-0271

Best Way Animal Disposal
Madera, CA 93610
209-769-4629

Darling International Inc.
11946 Carpenter Road
P.O. Box 608
Turlock, CA 95381
209-634-3093

Dick's Pick-up Service
9950 Helen Avenue
Sunland, CA
818-353-5550

Dignified Dead Animal Disposal
9950 Helen Avenue
Sunland, CA
805-523-1241

Greater Sacramento Rendering Company
11350 Kieffer Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95830
916-363-4821

Janice Pementel Removal & Transport
P.O. Box 2497
Livermore, CA 94551
925-997-1387

North State Rendering Company
P.O. Box 1478
Chico, CA 95927
530-343-6076

Petaluma By-Products
84 Corona Road
Petaluma, CA 94952
707-763-9181

Redstone Horse Removal
Bakersfield, CA 93263
661-747-5777

Salinas Tallow Company
1 Work Circle
Salinas, CA 93901
831-422-6436

San Jose Tallow Company
P.O. 610116
San Jose, CA 95161-0116
408-452-8777

Sisk Recycling Center
4506 South Commons Road
Turlock, CA 95380
209-667-1451

Stiles Collection
P.O. Box 1103
Guasti, CA 91743
909-390-9828

West Coast Rendering
4105 Bandini Boulevard
Vernon, CA 90058
323-261-4176

Landfills that Accept Equine Carcasses:

* Waste Management® accepts equine carcasses at some, but not all locations. To find out if your local Waste Management location will take horse carcasses, please contact them: 800-963-4776

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Colorado

State Veterinarian: Dr. John Maulsby

USDA Cooperative Extension Service

State Regulations:
Deceased Animal Disposal Laws: Colo. Rev. Stat. § 25-1-612. Dead animals disposition penalty.
No person shall put any dead animal or part of the carcass of any dead animal into any lake, river, creek, pond, road, street, alley, lane, lot, field or meadow, or common or in any place within one mile of the residence of any person, unless the same and every part thereof is burned or buried at least two feet underground. If the owner thereof knowingly permits the same to remain in any of the aforesaid places, to the injury of the health or to the annoyance of any citizen of the state, he is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine of not less than five dollars nor more than fifty dollars, together with the costs of prosecution. In default of the payment thereof, he shall be imprisoned in the county jail of the county in which convicted for not more than ten days, such penalty to be imposed by any court of competent jurisdiction. Every twenty-four hours said owner permits the same to remain after such conviction shall be deemed an additional offense against he provisions of this section, and upon conviction thereof he shall be punished by a further fine of not less than ten dollars nor more than thirty dollars, together with the costs of prosecution, to be recovered as aforesaid, and in default of the payment thereof be punished by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than thirty days or by both such fine and imprisonment.

Euthanasia Programs:

Colorado State University
College of Veterinary Medicine
1601 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1601
970-221-4535

Equine Cemetery Services:

Evergreen Pet Cemetery
26624 N. Turkey Creek Road
Evergreen, CO 80439
303-674-7777

Equine Crematory Services:

Ashes to Ashes Pet Cremation (serves the Continental U.S.)
22331 590th Street
Pomeroy, IA 50575
712-358-2600

Colorado State University
College of Veterinary Medicine
1601 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1601
970-221-4535

Memorial Pet Care (serves the Continental U.S.)
654 E. King Street
Meridian, ID 83642
208-887-7669

Pet Cremation Services
12000 W. 52nd Avenue
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
303-403-1647

Rendering/Carcass Disposal:

All Animal Recovery
934 Starling Lane
Elizabeth, CO 80107
303-840-3522

CCE Recovery Services
455 South County Road 137
Bennet, CO 80102
303-324-7073

Divis Hauling Company LLC
P.O. Box 401
Peyton, CO 80831
719-652-5595

Fort Morgan Pet Foods
13553 County Road 19
Fort Morgan, CO 80701
970-867-5970

Weld County Bi-Products
1138 North 11th Avenue
Greeley, CO 80631
970-352-1788

Landfills that Accept Equine Carcasses:

* Waste Management® accepts equine carcasses at some, but not all locations. To find out if your local Waste Management location will take horse carcasses, please contact them: 800-963-4776

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Connecticut

State Veterinarian: Dr. Mary J. Lis

USDA Cooperative Extension Service

State Regulations: We're sorry; this state has no laws on its books that apply specifically to the disposal of horse remains. For further information, please contact your Department of Health or State Veterinary Association.

Equine Cemetery Services:

Angel View Pet Cemetery & Crematory
471 Wareham Street
Middleboro, MA 02346
508-947-4103
800-287-0066

Regency Forest Pet Memorial Park
760 Middle Country Road
Middle Island, NY 11953
631-345-0600
800-372-PETS

Equine Crematory Services:

Angel View Pet Cemetery & Crematory
471 Wareham Street
Middleboro , MA 02346
508-947-4103
800-287-0066

Ashes to Ashes Pet Cremation (serves the Continental U.S.)
22331 590th Street
Pomeroy, IA 50575
712-358-2600

Connecticut Horse Cremation, LLC
P.O. Box 426
Durham, CT 06422
860-881-7802 (Jeff) or 860-881-7823 (Dom)

Day & Night Animal Recovery
P.O. Box 205
Long Valley, NJ 07853
908-876-3341

Memorial Pet Care (serves the Continental U.S.)
654 E. King Street
Meridian, ID 83642
208-887-7669

Regency Forest Pet Memorial Park
760 Middle Country Road
Middle Island, NY 11953
631-345-0600

Whispering Pines Animal Crematorium, LLC
19 Members Way
Dover, NH 03820
603-516-0340

Rendering/Carcass Disposal:

Compassionate Composting
Michelle Melaragno
Auburn, ME
207-240-1316 
Humane pick-up of large animals, above-ground burial/composting

University of Connecticut
Department of Pathobiology and Veterinary Science
61 North Eagleville Road
Unit-3089
Storrs, CT 06269-3089
860-486-3736

Day & Night Animal Recovery
P.O. Box 205
Long Valley, NJ 07853
908-876-3341

Walt Keever Inc.
38 Old Beaver Run Road
Lafayette, NJ 07848
973-383-6829

Landfills that Accept Equine Carcasses:

* Waste Management® accepts equine carcasses at some, but not all locations. To find out if your local Waste Management location will take horse carcasses, please contact them: 800-963-4776

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Delaware

State Veterinarian: . Dr. Heather Hirst

USDA Cooperative Extension Service

State Regulations: We're sorry; this state has no laws on its books that apply specifically to the disposal of horse remains. For further information, please contact your Department of Health or State Veterinary Association.

Equine Crematory Services:

Ashes to Ashes Pet Cremation (serves the Continental U.S.)
22331 590th Street
Pomeroy, IA 50575
712-358-2600

Paws to Heaven Pet Crematory
9140-B Pennsauken Highway
Pennsauken, NJ 08110
856-665-7221

Memorial Pet Care (serves the Continental U.S.)
654 E. King Street
Meridian, ID 83642
208-887-7669

Landfills that Accept Equine Carcasses:

* Waste Management® accepts equine carcasses at some, but not all locations. To find out if your local Waste Management location will take horse carcasses, please contact them: 800-963-4776

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Florida

State Veterinarian: Dr. Thomas J. Holt

USDA Cooperative Extension Service

State Regulations: We're sorry; this state has no laws on its books that apply specifically to the disposal of horse remains. For further information, please contact your Department of Health or State Veterinary Association.

Euthanasia Programs:

Florida Department of Agriculture
Florida Animal Disease Laboratory
2700 N. John Young Parkway
Kissimmee, FL 34741
321-697-1467

University of Florida
Florida Veterinary Medical Center
2015 SW 16th Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32610
352-392-4700 ext. 4000

Equine Cemetery Services:

Equine Cremation & Burial Services-Deceased Pet Care
2691 Harbins Road SE
Bethlehem, GA 30620
770-995-8862

Curlew Hills Memory Gardens Pet Cemetery
1750 Curlew Road
Palm Harbor Florida, FL 34683
727-789-2000

Twin Oaks Pet Cemetery & Crematorium
251 NE 300th Street
Okeechobee, FL 34972
863-467-6377

Equine Crematory Services:

Ashes to Ashes Pet Cremation (serves the Continental U.S.)
22331 590th Street
Pomeroy, IA 50575
712-358-2600

Central Florida Pet Crematory
10505 SE 36th Avenue
Belleview, FL 34420
352-307-2256

Curlew Hills Memory Gardens Pet Cemetery
1750 Curlew Road
Palm Harbor Florida, FL 34683
727-789-2000

Equine Cremation & Burial Services-Deceased Pet Care
2691 Harbins Road SE
Bethlehem, GA 30620
770-995-8862

Memorial Pet Care (serves the Continental U.S.)
654 E. King Street
Meridian, ID 83642
208-887-7669

Twin Oaks Pet Cemetery & Crematorium
251 NE 300th Street
Okeechobee, FL 34972
863-467-6377
1-877-332-3738

Rendering/Carcass Disposal:

Equine Carcass Removal & Cremation Services
2691 Harbins Road SE
Bethlehem, GA 30620
770-995-8862

Griffin Industries, Inc.
1001 Orient Road
Tampa, FL 33619
859-781-2010

Lorenz Animal Foods, Inc.
30653 NW Center Avenue
Okeechobee, FL 34972
863-763-9552

Lorenz Large Animal Removal Services
55 SE 160th Street
Summerfield, FL 34491
352-307-0720

Lowe's Animal Removal
15095 Williams Drive
Loxahatchee, FL 33470-4241
561-793-0353

Moses Animal Removal
4860 South East Maricamp Road
Ocala, FL 34480
352-624-2411

Sir Lancelot
13815 State Road 672
Ruskin, FL 33570
813-633-6930

Landfills that Accept Equine Carcasses:

* Waste Management® accepts equine carcasses at some, but not all locations. To find out if your local Waste Management location will take horse carcasses, please contact them: 800-963-4776

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Georgia

State Veterinarian: Dr. Robert M. Cobb

USDA Cooperative Extension Service

State Regulations:
Ga. Code Ann. § 4-5-5. Methods of disposal of dead animals
Methods which can be used for disposal of dead animals are burning, incineration, burial, rendering, or any method using appropriate disposal technology which has been approved by the Commissioner of Agriculture. Disposal of dead animals by any of the approved methods must be completed within 24 hours after death or discovery. Dead animals that are buried must be buried at least three feet below the ground level, have not less than three feet of earth over the carcass, and must not contaminate ground water or surface water.

Equine Cremation & Burial Services-Deceased Pet Care
2691 Harbins Road SE
Bethlehem, GA 30620
770-995-8862

Equine Crematory Services:

Ashes to Ashes Pet Cremation (serves the Continental U.S.)
22331 590th Street
Pomeroy, IA 50575
712-358-2600

Equine Cremation & Burial Services-Deceased Pet Care
2691 Harbins Road SE
Bethlehem, GA 30620
770-995-8862

Memorial Pet Care (serves the Continental U.S.)
654 E. King Street
Meridian, ID 83642
208-887-7669

Rendering/Carcass Disposal:

Equine Carcass Removal & Cremation Services
2691 Harbins Road SE
Bethlehem, GA 30620
770-995-8862

Griffin Industries
4413 E Tanners Church Conn
Ellenwood, GA 30294-2365
404-363-1320

Landfills that Accept Equine Carcasses:

* Waste Management® accepts equine carcasses at some, but not all locations. To find out if your local Waste Management location will take horse carcasses, please contact them: 800-963-4776

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Hawaii

State Veterinarian: Dr. James Foppoli

USDA Cooperative Extension Service

State Regulations: We're sorry; we are not aware of any state regulations that apply specifically to the disposal of horse carcasses. For further information, please contact your State Veterinary Association or Department of Agriculture for more information.

Landfills that Accept Equine Carcasses:

* Waste Management® accepts equine carcasses at some, but not all locations. To find out if your local Waste Management location will take horse carcasses, please contact them: 800-963-4776

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Idaho

State Veterinarian: Dr. Greg Ledbetter

USDA Cooperative Extension Service

State Regulations:
IDAPA 02.04.17.030 Disposal of Dead Animals.
Dead animals shall be disposed of within seventy-two (72) hours after knowledge of the death of the animal or as provided by the Administrator. No person shall dispose of a dead animal on the land of another without the permission of the property owner. Disposal shall be by one (1) of the following methods:
01. Dead Animals on Federally Managed Land. Animals that die on federally managed rangeland from causes other than significant infectious or contagious diseases or agents shall be disposed of as provided by the rules and regulations of the responsible land management agency.
02. Disposal Methods Determined by the Administrator. The Administrator may determine the appropriate method of disposal for animals that die of significant infectious or contagious diseases or agents.
03. Rendering. If a licensed and approved rendering facility accepts the dead animal, rendering is an approved method of disposal.
a. When carcasses are held for pickup, the site shall be screened from public view, in a dry area and not in a water runoff or drainage area.
b. Run-off from the holding area must be contained.
04. Burial. Dead animals shall be buried to such a depth that no part of the dead animal shall be nearer than three (3) feet to the natural surface of the ground. Every part of the dead animal shall be covered with at least three (3) feet of earth. The location of the burial site shall be:
a. At least three hundred (300) feet from any wells, surface water intake structures, and public or private drinking water supply lakes or springs.
b. At least three hundred (300) feet from any existing residences.
c. At least fifty (50) feet from property lines.
d. At least one hundred (100) feet from public roadways.
e. At least two hundred (200) feet from any body of surface water such as a river, stream, lake, pond, intermittent stream, or sinkhole.
f. Burial sites shall not be located in low-lying areas subject to flooding, or in areas with a high water table where the seasonal high water level may contact the burial pit.
05. Disposal in an Approved Sanitary Landfill. Arrangements shall be made with a city, county, regional, or private landfill official in order to dispose of a dead animal in a city, county, regional, or private landfill.
06. Composting.
a. Composting of dead animals shall be accomplished in a manner approved by the Administrator.
b. No composters that have been approved by other agencies shall begin composting dead animals without the approval of the Administrator.
07. Digestion. Digestion of dead animals shall be accomplished in a properly designed and sized dead animal digester approved by the Administrator.
08. Incineration.
a. Incineration of dead animals shall be accomplished in an approved incineration facility, or by a mobile air curtain incinerator at a site approved by the Administrator.
b. The incineration shall be thorough and complete, reducing the carcass to mineral residue.
09.Burning. Open burning of dead animals is not allowed, except as authorized by the Administrator, in coordination with the Department of Environmental Quality.
10. Decomposition. Animals that die on private or state rangeland from causes other than significant infectious or contagious diseases or agents may be left to decompose naturally provided that:
a. They are at least one thousand three hundred twenty (1,320) feet from any wells, lakes, ponds, streams, surface water intake structures, public or private drinking water supply lakes, springs or sinkholes.
b. They are at least one thousand three hundred twenty (1,320) feet from any public roadways.
c. They are at least one thousand three hundred twenty (1,320) feet from any residence not owned by the owner of the dead animal.
11. Allowance for Variances by the Administrator. The Administrator may grant variances to the requirements of Section 030 on a case-by-case basis.

Equine Crematory Services:

Ashes to Ashes Pet Cremation (serves the Continental U.S.)
22331 590th Street
Pomeroy, IA 50575
712-358-2600

Petland Cemetery, Inc.
P.O. Box 184
Aberdeen, WA 98520
360-533-2931
800-738-5119

Memorial Pet Care (serves the Continental U.S.)
654 E. King Street
Meridian, ID 83642
208-887-7669

Rendering/Carcass Disposal:

Darling International, Inc.
18305 South Cole Road
Kuna, ID 83634
208-344-8319

Darling International, Inc.
301 Dover Lane
Twin Falls, ID 83301
208-733-6835

Landfills that Accept Equine Carcasses:

* Waste Management® accepts equine carcasses at some, but not all locations. To find out if your local Waste Management location will take horse carcasses, please contact them: 800-963-4776

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Illinois

State Veterinarian: Dr. Mark J. Ernst

USDA Cooperative Extension Service

State Regulations:
Ill. Admin. Code tit. 8, § 90.110 On-The-Farm Disposal
Persons disposing of animals, poultry, fish, or parts of bodies thereof, other than to a licensed renderer, shall comply with the following:
a. Disposal by Burning
1. No open burning will be permitted.
2. Any disposal by burning must be performed with an incinerator that is in compliance with the Illinois Environmental Protection Act [415 ILCS 5].
b.Disposal by Burying
1. Burial shall be on the premises owned or operated by the owner of the dead animal.
A. Location shall be in an area where runoff will not contaminate water supplies or allow leachate to discharge into streams, ponds or lakes.
i. Dead animals shall not be buried less than 200 feet from a stream, private potable water supply well, or any other potable water supply source, except in accordance with Section 14.2(b) of the Illinois Environmental Protection Act.
ii. Dead animals shall not be buried within the applicable 200 or 400 foot minimum setback zone of an existing community water supply well as established pursuant to Section 14.2 of the Illinois Environmental Protection Act.
B. Dead animals shall not be buried less than 200 feet from any existing residence not owned or occupied by the owner of the animal.
C. No more than a ratio of one pound of dead animal pr one square foot of surface area shall be buried on an annual basis. No more than 3,000 pounds of dead animals shall be buried in each site location, and the same site shall not be sued more frequently than once very two years for burial purposes. There shall be no more than three site locations within a radius of 120 feet.
2. Burial depth shall be sufficient to provide at least a six-inch compacted soil cover over the uppermost part of the carcass. Precautions shall be taken to minimize soil erosion.
3. The abdominal cavity of large carcasses shall be punctured to allow escape of putrefactive gasses.
4. Lime or other chemical agent shall not be used to prevent decomposition.
5. Precautions shall be taken at the site of burial necessary to prevent any disturbance by animal or mechanical means.
6. Disease and nuisance vectors are to be minimized and controlled.
7. Final cover or settling shall be limited to a 5% or less slope differential from the normal gradient of its general surroundings.
8. Burial site locations shall be available for inspection by Department personnel during normal working hours.

Euthanasia Programs:

Illinois Department of Agriculture
Animal Disease Laboratory
9732 Shattuc Road
Centralia, IL 62801
618-532-6701

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Veterinary Teaching Hospital
1102 West Hazelwood Drive
Urbana, IL 61802
217-333-2000

Equine Crematory Services:

Ashes to Ashes Pet Cremation (serves the Continental U.S.)
22331 590th Street
Pomeroy, IA 50575
712-358-2600

CSW Farms Crematorium & Memorial
8651 Riebel Road
Galloway, OH 43119
614-879-8200

Illinois Department of Agriculture
Animal Disease Laboratory
9732 Shattuc Road
Centralia, IL 62801
618-532-6701

Memorial Pet Care (serves the Continental U.S.)
654 E. King Street
Meridian, ID 83642
208-887-7669

Metro Animal Service
25613 W. Route 30
Plainfield, IL 60585
630-904-1100

Midwest Cremation Services of Wisconsin
P.O. Box 220
Poynette, WI 53955
608-635-7270

St. Francis Pet Funeral Services and Crematory
6N441 Catalpa Avenue
Wood Dale, IL 60191
630-766-3646
Toll free: 888-766-3646

Rendering/Carcass Disposal:

Darling International Inc.
100 South Main
Mason City, IL 62664
217-482-3261

Darling International Inc.
#2 Exchange Avenue
P.O. Box 55
National Stockyards, IL 62071
618-217-8190

Harper's Dead Animal Removal
3572 W. State Road 10
Lake Village, IN 46349-9483
219-992-3688

KFK Livestock Removal Service
Maple Park, IL
630-878-4253

Millstadt Rendering Company
3151 Clover Leaf School Road
Belleville, IL 62223
618-538-5312

Schnowske & Sons Rendering Service
10507 Illinois Highway 82
Cambridge, IL 61238
309-937-3323

Landfills that Accept Equine Carcasses:

* Waste Management® accepts equine carcasses at some, but not all locations. To find out if your local Waste Management location will take horse carcasses, please contact them: 800-963-4776

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Indiana

State Veterinarian: Dr. Bret D. Marsh

USDA Cooperative Extension Service

State Regulations:
Ind. Code Ann. § 15-2.1-16-20.
Owners Disposal of animals that have died.
a) A person owning or caring for any animal that has died from any cause may not allow the body to lie about. Any animal body shall be disposed of by the person within twenty-four (24) hours after knowledge of death so as not to produce a nuisance. Disposal must be by one (1) of the following methods:
(1) At an approved disposal plant.
(2) Burial upon the owner's premises to such a depth that every part of the animal's body is at least four (4) feet below the natural surface of the ground and every part of the animal's body is covered with at least four (4) feet of earth in addition to any other material that may be used as cover.
(3) Thorough and complete incineration according to standards established by an appropriate governmental agency.
(4) Composting according to standards approved by the board.
(b) The board may adopt rules that allow for alternate methods of disposing of dead animals that will promote the safe, orderly, and efficient disposal of dead animals. The board may adopt rules and issue orders restricting the use of the disposal methods described in subsection (a) to control disease.

Euthanasia Programs:

Purdue University
School of Veterinary Medicine
625 Harrison Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907
765-494-7607

Equine Crematory Services:

Ashes to Ashes Pet Cremation (serves the Continental U.S.)
22331 590th Street
Pomeroy, IA 50575
712-358-2600

CSW Farms Crematorium & Memorial
8651 Riebel Road
Galloway, OH 43119
614-879-8200

Memorial Pet Care (serves the Continental U.S.)
654 E. King Street
Meridian, ID 83642
208-887-7669

Metro Animal Service
25613 W. Route 30
Plainfield, IL 60585
630-904-1100

Rendering/Carcass Disposal:

Darling International, Inc.
700 West Southern Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46225
317-784-4486

Darling International, Inc.
12091 Plymouth Goshen Trail
Plymouth, IN 46563
574-936-2144

Ensley's Rendering Service
4366 S. Strawtown Pike
Peru, IN 46970-7806
765-472-0095

Griffin Industries, Inc.
345 Water Street
Columbus, IN 47201
812-379-5531

Harper's Dead Animal Removal
3572 W. State Road 10
Lake Village, IN 46349-9483
219-992-3688

Shipley & Son
1723 Swope Road
Bethel, OH 45106
513-734-1818

Landfills that Accept Equine Carcasses:

* Waste Management® accepts equine carcasses at some, but not all locations. To find out if your local Waste Management location will take horse carcasses, please contact them: 800-963-4776

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Iowa

State Veterinarian: Dr. David Schmitt

USDA Cooperative Extension Service

State Regulations:
Iowa Code § 167.18 Duty to dispose of dead bodies.
A person who has been caring for or who owns an animal that has died shall not allow the carcass to lie about the person's premises. The carcass shall be disposed of within twenty-four hours after death by cooking, burying, or burning, as provided in this chapter, or by disposing of it, within the allowed time, to a person licensed to dispose of it.
§167.12 Disposing of bodies.
The following requirements shall be observed in the disposal of such bodies:
1. Cooking vats or tanks shall be airtight, except proper escapes for live steam.
2. Steam shall be so disposed of as not to cause unnecessary annoyance or create a nuisance.
3. The skinning and dismembering of bodies shall be done within said building.
4. The building shall be so situated and arranged, and the business therein so conducted, as not to interfere with the comfortable enjoyment of life and property.
5. Such portions of bodies as are not entirely consumed by cooking or burning shall be disposed of by burying as hereinafter provided, or in such manner as the department may direct.
6. In case of disposal by burying, the burial shall be to such depth that no part of such body shall be nearer than four feet to the natural surface of the ground, and every part of such body shall be covered with quicklime, and by at least four feet of earth.
7. All bodies shall be disposed of within twenty-four hours after death.

Euthanasia Programs:

Iowa State University
College of Veterinary Medicine
ISU Veterinary Hospital
1600 S. 16th Street
Ames, IA 50011
515-294-1500

Equine Crematory Services:

Ashes to Ashes Pet Cremation (serves the Continental U.S.)
22331 590th Street
Pomeroy, IA 50575
712-358-2600

Memorial Pet Care (serves the Continental U.S.)
654 E. King Street
Meridian, ID 83642
208-887-7669

Midwest Cremation Services of Wisconsin
P.O. Box 220
Poynette, WI 53955
608-635-7270

Rendering/Carcass Disposal:

Central Bi-Products Rendering Service
300 Central Avenue
Long Prairie, MN 56347
320-732-2819

Darling International, Inc.
P.O. Box 668
Belleview, NE 68005
402-731-7600

Darling International, Inc.
1423 Beaver Channel Parkway
Clinton, IA 52732
563-242-9200

Darling International, Inc.
601 SE 18th Street
Des Moines, IA 50317
515-265-0381

Rock Rapids Rendering Service
201 Crestview Drive
Rock Rapids, IA 51246-1717
712-472-3461

Sioux Valley Rendering Company
300 10th Street
Rock Valley, IA 51247-1048
712-476-2405

Landfills that Accept Equine Carcasses:

* Waste Management® accepts equine carcasses at some, but not all locations. To find out if your local Waste Management location will take horse carcasses, please contact them: 800-963-4776

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Kansas

State Veterinarian: Dr. George Teagarden

USDA Cooperative Extension Service

State Regulations:
Kan. Stat. Ann. § 47-1219. Unlawful disposal; penalty.
(a) Any person or persons who shall put any dead animals, carcasses of such animals or domestic fowl, or any part thereof, into any well, spring, brook, branch, river, creek, pond, road, street, alley, lane, lot, field, meadow or common shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be fined in a sum not exceeding $100.
(b) Any owner or owners of any dead animals, carcasses of such animals or domestic fowl, or any part thereof, who shall knowingly permit the same to remain in any well, spring, brook, branch, river, creek, pond, road, street, alley, lane, lot, field, meadow or common to the injury of the health or to the annoyance of or damage to the citizens of the state or any of them, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be fined in a sum not exceeding $100. Every 24 hours the owners shall permit the same to remain thereafter shall be deemed an additional offense.
(c) Persons disposing of dead animals shall do so in one of the following ways: (1) burial; (2) incineration; (3) delivery or unloading of the carcasses of dead animals or packing house refuse at a disposal plant, substation, rendering plant or place of transfer licensed by the commissioner; or (4) in accordance with rules and regulations adopted pursuant to K.S.A. 2000 Supp. 65-1,199.

Euthanasia Programs:

Kansas State University
College of Veterinary Medicine
101 Trotter Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-5601
785-532-5700

Equine Crematory Services:

Ashes to Ashes Pet Cremation (serves the Continental U.S.)
22331 590th Street
Pomeroy, IA 50575
712-358-2600

Pet Cremation Services
13508 Oak Street
Kansas City, MO 64145
816-941-2009

Memorial Pet Care (serves the Continental U.S.)
654 E. King Street
Meridian, ID 83642
208-887-7669

Rendering/Carcass Disposal:

Darling International, Inc.
2155 N. Mosley
Wichita, KS 67214
316-264-6951

National By Products, Inc.-Darling International
RR 3
Seneca, KS 66538
785-336-2535

Landfills that Accept Equine Carcasses:

* Waste Management® accepts equine carcasses at some, but not all locations. To find out if your local Waste Management location will take horse carcasses, please contact them: 800-963-4776

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Kentucky

State Veterinarian: Dr. Robert C. Stout

USDA Cooperative Extension Service

State Regulations:
Ky. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 263.090. Disposal methods, requirements.
The following requirements shall be observed in the disposal of the bodies of dead animals, poultry, fish or parts thereof, or offal and by-products of slaughtered animals:
(1) All bodies or parts thereof and excrements therefrom shall be processed or disposed of within forty-eight (48) hours after being delivered to the plant.
(2) Cooking vats or tanks shall be airtight, except proper escapes for live steam.
(3) Steam shall be so disposed of as not to cause an unnecessary nuisance.
(4) The skinning and dismembering of bodies or parts of bodies shall be done within the building.
(5) No uncooked bodies or parts thereof shall be fed to any livestock. This does not prohibit the sale of such products for pet food, or for dogs, cats and animals in a zoo.
(6) Such parts of bodies as are not entirely consumed by cooking or burning shall be buried or disposed of to an approved license holder.

Euthanasia Programs:

Kentucky Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center
Veterinary Diagnostics Laboratory
1490 Bull Lea Road
Lexington, KY 40511
859-253-0571

Murray State University
Breathitt Veterinary Center
Veterinary Diagnostics Laboratory
715 North Drive
Hopkinsville, KY 42240
270-886-3959

Equine Crematory Services:

Ashes to Ashes Pet Cremation (serves the Continental U.S.)
22331 590th Street
Pomeroy, IA 50575
712-358-2600

CSW Farms Crematorium & Memorial
8651 Riebel Road
Galloway, OH 43119
614-879-8200

Faithful Friends Pet Memorial Service
72 Buchi Ct
Nashville, TN 37204
615-403-8020

Kentucky Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center
Veterinary Diagnostics Laboratory
1490 Bull Lea Road
Lexington, KY 40511
859-253-0571

Memorial Pet Care (serves the Continental U.S.)
654 E. King Street
Meridian, ID 83642
208-887-7669

Rendering/Carcass Disposal:

Griffin Industries, Inc.
1176 Bryan Griffin Road
Butler, KY 41006-9668
859-472-7361

Griffin Industries, Inc.
3080 Concord Road
Russellville, KY 42276-8511
270-726-7605

Shipley & Son
1723 Swope Road
Bethel, OH 45106
513-734-1818

Landfills that Accept Equine Carcasses:

* Waste Management® accepts equine carcasses at some, but not all locations. To find out if your local Waste Management location will take horse carcasses, please contact them: 800-963-4776

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Louisiana

State Veterinarian: Dr. Henry L. Moreau

USDA Cooperative Extension Service

State Regulations:

La. Admin. Code tit. 51, § 105. Sanitary Disposal of Dead Animals or Fowl
A. The body of any animal or fowl dead of any disease, killed on account of a diseased condition, or killed by accident, shall be buried, incinerated, rendered into tankage, or otherwise disposed of in such a manner as not to constitute a nuisance or hazard to the public health.

Euthanasia Programs:

Louisiana State University
LSU School of Veterinary Medicine
Skip Bertman Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
225-578-9500

Equine Crematory Services:

Ashes to Ashes Pet Cremation (serves the Continental U.S.)
22331 590th Street
Pomeroy, IA 50575
712-358-2600

Memorial Pet Care (serves the Continental U.S.)
654 E. King Street
Meridian, ID 83642
208-887-7669

Landfills that Accept Equine Carcasses:

* Waste Management® accepts equine carcasses at some, but not all locations. To find out if your local Waste Management location will take horse carcasses, please contact them: 800-963-4776

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Maine

State Veterinarian: Dr. Michele Walsh, D.V.M.: 207-287-7615

Connecticut Horse Cremation, LLC
P.O. Box 426
Durham, CT 06422
860-881-7802 (Jeff) or 860-881-7823 (Dom)

Donald E. Hoenig

USDA Cooperative Extension Service

State Regulations:
Code Me. R. § 01 001 211. Disposal of Animal Carcasses
A. Summary. This Rule supersedes Chapter 211 (Dead Bird Disposal) of the Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources Rules and Regulations. It expands the disposal rules to include all domestic animal carcasses including pets, livestock and poultry and establishes standards and procedures for both emergency disposal and routine disposal of animal carcasses.
B. Legal Authority. 7 MRSA subsection 1752

Equine Cemetery Services:

Angel View Pet Cemetery & Crematory
471 Wareham Street
Middleboro, MA 02346
508-947-4103
800-287-0066

Equine Crematory Services:

Angel View Pet Cemetery & Crematory
471 Wareham Street
Middleboro, MA 02346
508-947-4103
800-287-0066

Ashes to Ashes Pet Cremation (serves the Continental U.S.)
22331 590th Street
Pomeroy, IA 50575
712-358-2600

Memorial Pet Care (serves the Continental U.S.)
654 E. King Street
Meridian, ID 83642
208-887-7669

Whispering Pines Animal Crematorium, LLC
19 Members Way
Dover, NH 03820
603-516-0340

Rendering/Carcass Disposal:

Compassionate Composting  (serves all New England States)
Michelle Melaragno
Auburn, ME
207-240-1316 
Humane pick-up of large animals, above-ground burial/composting

Orin Nest
7 Perkins Road
Kennebunk, ME
207-985-7522

Landfills that Accept Equine Carcasses:

* Waste Management® accepts equine carcasses at some, but not all locations. To find out if your local Waste Management location will take horse carcasses, please contact them: 800-963-4776

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Maryland

State Veterinarian: Dr. Guy Hohenhaus

USDA Cooperative Extension Service

State Regulations

Euthanasia Programs:

Virginia-Maryland Region College of Veterinary Medicine
Large Animal Hospital
VMRCVM Duckpond Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061
540-231-4621

Equine Cemetery Services:

Sugarloaf Pet Gardens
301-972-8882

Equine Crematory Services:

Agape Pet Services
19712 Shepherdstown Pike
Boonsboro, MD 21713
866-432-0431

Ashes to Ashes Pet Cremation (serves the Continental U.S.)
22331 590th Street
Pomeroy, IA 50575
712-358-2600

Memorial Pet Care (serves the Continental U.S.)
654 E. King Street
Meridian, ID 83642
208-887-7669

Can-Do Disposal, Inc.
P.O. Box 71
Red Lion, PA 17356
717-779-6090

Rendering/Carcass Disposal:

Valley Proteins
1515 Open Street
Baltimore, MD 21226
410-355-4800

Valley Proteins
151 Valpro Drive
Winchester, VA 22603
540-877-2590

Brown's Rendering
512 Old School House Road
Landenberg, PA 19350
610-255-4522

M & S Services
59 N. Golfwood Avenue
Penns Grove, NJ 08069
800-354-9359

Can-Do Disposal, Inc.
P.O. Box 71
Red Lion, PA 17356
717-779-6090

Landfills that Accept Equine Carcasses:

* Waste Management® accepts equine carcasses at some, but not all locations. To find out if your local Waste Management location will take horse carcasses, please contact them: 800-963-4776

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Massachusetts

USDA Cooperative Extension Service

State Regulations: We are not aware of any laws in this state that apply specifically to the disposal of horse remains. For further information, please contact your Department of Agriculture or State Veterinary Association.

Euthanasia Programs:

Tufts University
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine
200 Westboro Road
North Grafton, MA 01536
508-839-5302

Equine Cemetery Services:

Angel View Pet Cemetery & Crematory
471 Wareham Street
Middleboro, MA 02346
508-947-4103
800-287-0066

Equine Crematory Services:

Angel View Pet Cemetery & Crematory
471 Wareham Street
Middleboro, MA 02346
508-947-4103
800-287-0066

Ashes to Ashes Pet Cremation (serves the Continental U.S.)
22331 590th Street
Pomeroy, IA 50575
712-358-2600

Memorial Pet Care (serves the Continental U.S.)
654 E. King Street
Meridian, ID 83642
208-887-7669

Rendering/Carcass Disposal:

Compassionate Composting (serves all New England States)
Michelle Melaragno
Auburn, ME
207-240-1316 
Humane pick-up of large animals, above-ground burial/composting

Landfills that Accept Equine Carcasses:

* Waste Management® accepts equine carcasses at some, but not all locations. To find out if your local Waste Management location will take horse carcasses, please contact them: 800-963-4776

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Michigan

State Veterinarian: Dr. Steven L. Halstead

USDA Cooperative Extension Service

State Regulations:
Taken from the Michigan Department of Agriculture's "Proper Disposal of Animal Carcasses in Michigan, An Industry Guide to the Bodies of Dead Animals Act"

Euthanasia Programs:

Michigan State University
College of Veterinary Medicine
G100 Vet Med Center
East Lansing, MI 48824-1314
517-353-9710

Equine Cemetery Services:

Sleepy Hollow Pet Cemetery & Crematory
2755 64th Street SW
Byron Center, MI 49315
616-538-6050
616-538-6055

Equine Crematory Services:

Ashes to Ashes Pet Cremation (serves the Continental U.S.)
22331 590th Street
Pomeroy, IA 50575
712-358-2600

CSW Farms Crematorium & Memorial
8651 Riebel Road
Galloway, OH 43119
614-879-8200

Memorial Pet Care (serves the Continental U.S.)
654 E. King Street
Meridian, ID 83642
208-887-7669

Midwest Cremation Services of Wisconsin
P.O. Box 220
Poynette, WI 53955
608-635-7270

Sleepy Hollow Pet Cemetery & Crematory
2755 64th Street SW
Byron Center, MI 49315
616-538-6050

Rendering/Carcass Disposal:

Darling International, Inc.
600 Jay Street
Coldwater, MI 49036
517-279-9731

Landfills that Accept Equine Carcasses:

* Waste Management® accepts equine carcasses at some, but not all locations. To find out if your local Waste Management location will take horse carcasses, please contact them: 800-963-4776

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Minnesota

State Veterinarian: Dr. William L. Hartmann

USDA Cooperative Extension Service

State Regulations:
Deceased Animal Disposal Laws: Minnesota Board of Animal Health
Dead Animal Disposal:
In Minnesota, carcasses from domestic animals must be disposed of as soon as reasonably possible as follows:
1. bury the carcass in the ground at a depth adequate to prevent scavenging by other animals,
2. burn the carcass,
3. have the carcass picked up by a licensed rendering facility, or
4. dispose of the carcass in a properly operated composting facility.

Euthanasia Programs:

University of Minnesota
College of Veterinary Medicine
1365 Gortner Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108
612-625-1919

Equine Crematory Services:

Ashes to Ashes Pet Cremation (serves the Continental U.S.)
22331 590th Street
Pomeroy, IA 50575
712-358-2600

Memorial Pet Care (serves the Continental U.S.)
654 E. King Street
Meridian, ID 83642
208-887-7669

Midwest Cremation Services of Wisconsin
P.O. Box 220
Poynette, WI 53955
608-635-7270

University of Minnesota
College of Veterinary Medicine
1365 Gortner Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108
612-625-1919

Rendering/Carcass Disposal:

Central Bi-Products Rendering Service
590 W. Park Road
Redwood Falls, MN 56283-1431
507-637-2938

Central Bi-Products Rendering Service
300 Central Avenue
Long Prairie, MN 56347
320-732-2819

Darling International, Inc.
9000 382nd Avenue
Blue Earth, MN 56013
507-526-3296

Rendering Klarenbeek's
1313 31st Street
Steen, MN 56173-4047
800-472-2495

Rock Rapids Rendering Service
201 Crestview Drive
Rock Rapids, IA 51246-1717
712-472-3461

Landfills that Accept Equine Carcasses:

* Waste Management® accepts equine carcasses at some but not all locations. To find out if your local Waste Management location will take horse carcasses, please contact them: 800-963-4776

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Mississippi

State Veterinarian: Dr. James A. Watson

USDA Cooperative Extension Service

State Regulations

Euthanasia Programs:

Mississippi State University
College of Veterinary Medicine
Mississippi State, MS 39762
662-325-3432

Equine Crematory Services:

Ashes to Ashes Pet Cremation (serves the Continental U.S.)
22331 590th Street
Pomeroy, IA 50575
712-358-2600

Memorial Pet Care (serves the Continental U.S.)
654 E. King Street
Meridian, ID 83642
208-887-7669

Mississippi State University
College of Veterinary Medicine
Mississippi State, MS 39762
662-325-3432

Landfills that Accept Equine Carcasses:

* Waste Management® accepts equine carcasses at some, but not all locations. To find out if your local Waste Management location will take horse carcasses, please contact them: 800-963-4776

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Missouri

(Acting) State Veterinarian: Dr. Taylor Woods

USDA Cooperative Extension Service

State Regulations: Deceased Animal Disposal Laws: Mo. Ann. Stat. § 269.020.

Euthanasia Programs:

University of Missouri-Columbia
College of Veterinary Medicine
W-203 Veterinary Medicine Building
Columbia, MO 65211
573-882-3554

Equine Crematory Services:

Ashes to Ashes Pet Cremation (serves the Continental U.S.)
22331 590th Street
Pomeroy, IA 50575
712-358-2600

Pet Cremation Services
13508 Oak Street
Kansas City, MO 64145
816-941-2009

Memorial Pet Care (serves the Continental U.S.)
654 E. King Street
Meridian, ID 83642
208-887-7669

Rolling Acres Memorial Garden for Pets
12200 N. Crooked Road
P.O. Box 12073
Kansas City, MO 64152
816-891-8888 or 888-891-0988 (toll free)

Rendering/Carcass Disposal:

Darling International, Inc.
#2 Exchange Avenue
P.O. Box 55
National Stockyards, IL 62071
618-217-8190

National By Products, Inc.
RR 3
Seneca, KS 66538
785-336-2535

Landfills that Accept Equine Carcasses:

* Waste Management® accepts equine carcasses at some, but not all locations. To find out if your local Waste Management location will take horse carcasses, please contact them: 800-963-4776

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Montana

State Veterinarian: Dr. Martin Zaluski

USDA Cooperative Extension Service

State Regulations:
Deceased Animal Disposal Laws: Mont. Admin. R. 32.3.125
DISPOSAL OF CARCASSES:
1. Carcasses of animals that have died from other causes than anthrax must be disposed of in a satisfactory manner so as not to become a public nuisance or a menace to livestock or poultry.
2. Carcasses of dead animals may not be disposed of along public highways, streams, lakes, or rivers, or allowed to remain on the ground surface so as to become a public nuisance or a menace to livestock or poultry.

Euthanasia Programs:

Montana Department of Livestock
Montana Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
South 19th and Lincoln
Bozeman, MT 59718
406-994-4885

Equine Cemetery Services:

At Home on the Range Pet Cemetery
8400 Amsterdam Road
Manhattan, MT 59741
406-383-7378

Equine Crematory Services:

Ashes to Ashes Pet Cremation (serves the Continental U.S.)
22331 590th Street
Pomeroy, IA 50575
712-358-2600

At Home on the Range Pet Cemetery
8400 Amsterdam Road
Manhattan, MT 59741
406-383-7378

Memorial Pet Care (serves the Continental U.S.)
654 E. King Street
Meridian, ID 83642
208-887-7669

Rendering/Carcass Disposal:

Baker Commodities
2900 Mullan Road
Missoula, MT 59808-5132
406-549-1961

Landfills that Accept Equine Carcasses:

* Waste Management® accepts equine carcasses at some, but not all locations. To find out if your local Waste Management location will take horses, please contact them: 800-963-4776

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Nebraska

State Veterinarian: Dr. Dennis Hughes

USDA Cooperative Extension Service

State Regulations:
Deceased Animal Disposal Laws: Neb. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 54-744. Dead animals; carcasses; manner of disposition
(1) Except as set out in subsections (2) and (3) of this section, it is the duty of the owner or custodian of any dead animal to cause such animal, within thirty-six hours after receiving knowledge of the death of such animal, to be buried at least four feet below the surface of the ground or to be completely burned on the premises where such animal dies unless the animal is disposed of to a duly licensed rendering establishment in this state. Such animal shall not be moved or transported from the premises where such animal has died except by the authorized agents and employees of the rendering establishment to which such carcass is disposed.
(2) Livestock carcasses up to six hundred pounds may be incorporated into a composting facility on the premises where the livestock died and shall remain in such compost facility until completely composted before spreading on land. Any person incorporating livestock carcasses into a composting facility shall follow the operating procedures as set forth in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Volume 210, No. 8. Not less than one copy of such journal, or portion thereof, shall be filed for use and examination by the public in the offices of the Clerk of the Legislature and the Secretary of State. The Department of Agriculture shall regulate the composting of livestock carcasses and shall adopt and promulgate rules and regulations governing the same, which rules and regulations may incorporate or may modify the operating procedures set forth in this subsection.
(3) An animal carcass or carcass part may be transported by the owner or the owner's agent to a veterinary clinic or veterinary diagnostic laboratory for purposes of performing diagnostic procedures.
(4) Carcasses disposed of in compliance with this section or section 54-744.01 are exempt from the requirements for disposal of solid waste under the Integrated Solid Waste Management Act.

Euthanasia Programs:

University of Nebraska
Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
P.O. Box 830905
Lincoln, NE 68583-0905
402-472-2952

Equine Crematory Services:

Ashes to Ashes Pet Cremation (serves the Continental U.S.)
22331 590th Street
Pomeroy, IA 50575
712-358-2600

Memorial Pet Care (serves the Continental U.S.)
654 E. King Street
Meridian, ID 83642
208-887-7669

University of Nebraska
Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
P.O. Box 830905
Lincoln, NE 68583-0905
402-472-2952

Rendering/Carcass Disposal:

Darling International, Inc.
14401 S. 5th Street
Omaha, NE 68123
402-291-8800

National By Products, Inc.
RR 3
Seneca, KS 66538
785-336-2535

Platte River By-Products
5251 W. Guenther Road
Grand Island, NE 68803
308-382-6401

S & S BY PRODUCTS
Hastings, NE 68901
800-919-8360

Nebraska By-Products, Inc.
Lexington, NE 68850
800-652-9334

Hartington Rendering
56391 882 Road
Hartington, NE 68739-4018
402-254-2403

Landfills that Accept Equine Carcasses:

* Waste Management® accepts equine carcasses at some, but not all locations. To find out if your local Waste Management location will take horse carcasses, please contact them: 800-963-4776

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Nevada

(Acting) State Veterinarian: Dr. Annette Rink

USDA Cooperative Extension Service

State Regulations

Equine Cemetery Services:

Craig Road Pet Cemetery
7450 West Craig Road
Las Vegas, NV 89129
702-645-1112

Equine Crematory Services:

Ashes to Ashes Pet Cremation (serves the Continental U.S.)
22331 590th Street
Pomeroy, IA 50575
712-358-2600

Craig Road Pet Cemetery
7450 West Craig Road
Las Vegas, NV 89129
702-645-1112

Koefran Services
1705 North Wells Avenue
Reno, NV 89512
775-786-0536

Memorial Pet Care (serves the Continental U.S.)
654 E. King Street
Meridian, ID 83642
208-887-7669

Rendering/Carcass Disposal:

Reno Rendering Company
1705 N. Wells Avenue
Reno, NV 89512-2405
775-323-0791

Landfills that Accept Equine Carcasses:

* Waste Management® accepts equine carcasses at some, but not all locations. To find out if your local Waste Management location will take horse carcasses, please contact them: 800-963-4776

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New Hampshire

State Veterinarian: Dr. Stephen Crawford

USDA Cooperative Extension Service

State Regulations

Equine Cemetery Services:

Angel View Pet Cemetery & Crematory
471 Wareham Street
Middleboro, MA 02346
508-947-4103
800-287-0066

Equine Crematory Services:

Angel View Pet Cemetery & Crematory
471 Wareham Street
Middleboro, MA 02346
508-947-4103
800-287-0066

Ashes to Ashes Pet Cremation (serves the Continental U.S.)
22331 590th Street
Pomeroy, IA 50575
712-358-2600

Memorial Pet Care (serves the Continental U.S.)
654 E. King Street
Meridian, ID 83642
208-887-7669

Whispering Pines Animal Crematorium, LLC
19 Members Way
Dover, NH 03820
603-516-0340

Carcass Disposal/Rendering:

Compassionate Composting (serves all New England States)
Michelle Melaragno
Auburn, ME
207-240-1316 
Humane pick-up of large animals, above-ground burial/composting

Landfills that Accept Equine Carcasses:

* Waste Management® accepts equine carcasses at some, but not all locations. To find out if your local Waste Management location will take horse carcasses, please contact them: 800-963-4776

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New Jersey

State Veterinarian: Dr. Nancy E. Halpern

USDA Cooperative Extension Service

State Regulations:
Deceased Animal Disposal Laws: N.J. Admin. Code tit. 2:8-3.6 Care and treatment:
Dead horses must be promptly removed from contact with lives horses within 24 hours and disposed of in a manner consistent with all applicable Federal, State and local regulations governing disposal.

Equine Cemetery Services:

Abbey Glen Pet Memorial Services
187 Route 94 South
Lafayette, NJ 07848
800-972-3118

Equine Crematory Services:

Ashes to Ashes Pet Cremation (serves the Continental U.S.)
22331 590th Street
Pomeroy, IA 50575
712-358-2600

Day & Night Animal Recovery
P.O. Box 205
Long Valley, NJ 07853
908-876-3341

Memorial Pet Care (serves the Continental U.S.)
654 E. King Street
Meridian, ID 83642
208-887-7669

Paws to Heaven Pet Crematory
9140-B Pennsauken Highway
Pennsauken, NJ 08110
856-665-7221

Regency Forest Pet Memorial Park
760 Middle Country Road
Middle Island, NY 11953
631-345-0600

Rendering/Carcass Disposal:

Day & Night Animal Recovery
P.O. Box 205
Long Valley, NJ 07853
908-876-3341

Walt Keever Inc.
38 Old Beaver Run Road
Lafayette, NJ 07848
973-383-6829

Landfills that Accept Equine Carcasses:

* Waste Management® accepts equine carcasses at some, but not all locations. To find out if your local Waste Management location will take horse carcasses, please contact them: 800-963-4776

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New Mexico

State Veterinarian: Dr. David E. Fly

USDA Cooperative Extension Service

State Regulations:
Deceased Animal Disposal Laws: N.M. Stat. Ann. § 77-3-4. Dead animals; disposal
The bodies of all dead animals shall be buried, burned or disposed of by the owners as provided by regulations of the board.

Euthanasia Programs:

New Mexico Veterinary Diagnostics Services
700 Camino De Salud NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
505-841-2576

Equine Crematory Services:

Ashes to Ashes Pet Cremation (serves the Continental U.S.)
22331 590th Street
Pomeroy, IA 50575
712-358-2600

Memorial Pet Care (serves the Continental U.S.)
654 E. King Street
Meridian, ID 83642
208-887-7669

Rendering/Carcass Disposal:

New Mexico Services
4124 Broadway Boulevard SE
Albuquerque, NM 08710-5420
505-877-6789

Landfills that Accept Equine Carcasses:

* Waste Management® accepts equine carcasses at some, but not all locations. To find out if your local Waste Management location will take horses, please contact them: 800-963-4776

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New York

State Veterinarian: Dr. John P. Huntley

USDA Cooperative Extension Service

State Regulations:
Deceased Animal Disposal Laws: N.Y. Agric. & Mkts. Law § 377. Disposal of dead animals
(1) The carcasses of large domestic animals, including but not limited to horses, cows, sheep, swine, goats and mules, which have died otherwise than by slaughter, shall be buried at least three feet below the surface of the ground or otherwise disposed of in a sanitary manner by the owner of such animals, whether the carcasses are located on the premises of such owner or elsewhere. Such disposal shall be completed within seventy-two hours after the owner is directed to do so by any peace officer, acting pursuant to his special duties, police officer, or by a designated representative of the commissioner.
(2) Notwithstanding section forty-one of this chapter, any violation of this section shall constitute a violation. This section shall not apply to animal carcasses used for experimental or teaching purposes.

Euthanasia Programs:

Cornell University
College of Veterinary Medicine
Ithaca, NY 14853-6401
607-253-3100

Equine Cemetery Services:

Angel View Pet Cemetery & Crematory
471 Wareham Street
Middleboro , MA 02346
508-947-4103
800-287-0066

Equine Crematory Services:

Abbey Glen Pet Memorial Services
187 Route 94 South
Lafayette, NJ 07848
800-972-3118

Ashes to Ashes Pet Cremation (serves the Continental U.S.)
22331 590th Street
Pomeroy, IA 50575
712-358-2600

Angel View Pet Cemetery & Crematory
471 Wareham Street
Middleboro , MA 02346
508-947-4103
800-287-0066

Cornell University
College of Veterinary Medicine
Ithaca, NY 14853-6401
607-253-3100

CSW Farms Crematorium & Memorial
8651 Riebel Road
Galloway, OH 43119
614-879-8200

Day & Night Animal Recovery
P.O. Box 205
Long Valley, NJ 07853
908-876-3341

Memorial Pet Care (serves the Continental U.S.)
654 E. King Street
Meridian, ID 83642
208-887-7669

Pet Crematory Agency
164 Cabot Street
West Babylon, NY 11704
631-293-2929

Regency Forest Pet Memorial Park
760 Middle Country Road
Middle Island, NY 11953
631-345-0600

Rendering/Carcass Disposal:

Baker Commodities
2268 Browncroft Boulevard
Rochester, NY 14625
585-482-1880

Day & Night Animal Recovery
P.O. Box 205
Long Valley, NJ 07853
908-876-3341

M & S Services
59 N. Golfwood Avenue
Penns Grove, NJ 08069
800-354-9359

Hogan's Dead Stock Service
278 Spring Street
Fort Plain, NY 13339-3937
518-993-2171

Southern Tier Hide & Tallow, Inc.
3385 Lower Maple Avenue
Elmira, NY 14901-9513
607-734-3661

Landfills that Accept Equine Carcasses:

* Waste Management® accepts equine carcasses at some, but not all locations. To find out if your local Waste Management location will take horse carcasses, please contact them: 800-963-4776

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North Carolina

State Veterinarian: Dr. David T. Marshall

USDA Cooperative Extension Service

State Regulations:
Deceased Animal Disposal Laws: N.C. Gen. Stat. § 106-403. (Effective until October 1, 2009) Disposition of dead domesticated animals
It is the duty of the owner of domesticated animals that die from any cause and the owner or operator of the premises upon which any domesticated animals die, to bury the animals to a depth of at least three feet beneath the surface of the ground within 24 hours after knowledge of the death of the domesticated animals, or to otherwise dispose of the domesticated animals in a manner approved by the State Veterinarian. It is a violation of this section to bury and dead domesticated animal closer than 300 feet to any flowing stream or public body of water. It is unlawful for any person to remove the carcasses of dead domesticated animals from the person's premises to the premises of any other person without the written permission of the person having charge of the other premises and without burying the carcasses as provided under this section. The governing body of each municipality shall designate some appropriate person whose duty it shall be to provide for the removal and disposal, according to the provisions of this section, of any dead domesticated animals located within the limits of the municipality when the owner of the animals cannot be determined. The board of commissioners of each county shall designate some appropriate person whose duty it shall be to provide for the removal and disposal under this section, of any dead domesticated animals located within the limits of the county, but without the limits of any municipality, when the owner of the animals cannot be determined. All costs incurred by a municipality or county in the removal of dead domesticated animals shall be recoverable from the owner of the animals upon admission of ownership and conviction. "Domesticated animal" as used in this section includes poultry.
(2) Notwithstanding section forty-one of this chapter, any violation of this section shall constitute a violation. This section shall not apply to animal carcasses used for experimental or teaching purposes.

Euthanasia Programs:

North Carolina University
College of Veterinary Medicine
4700 Hillsborough Street
Raleigh, NC 27606
919-513-6630

North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services
Rollins Laboratory
2101 Blue Ridge Road
Raleigh, NC 27607
919-733-3986

Equine Crematory Services:

Ashes to Ashes Pet Cremation (serves the Continental U.S.)
22331 590th Street Pomeroy, IA 50575
712-358-2600

Memorial Pet Care (serves the Continental U.S.)
654 E. King Street
Meridian, ID 83642
208-887-7669

Rendering/Carcass Disposal:

B & B Farm Animal Service
P.O. Box 308
Goldston, NC 27252
919-742-5564

Coastal Proteins
1600 Martin Road
Godwin, NC 28344-9068
910-567-5604

Enterprise Rendering Company
28821 Bethlehem Church Road
Oakboro, NC 28129-8758
704-485-3018

Landfills that Accept Equine Carcasses:

* Waste Management® accepts equine carcasses at some, but not all locations. To find out if your local Waste Management location will take horses, please contact them: 800-963-4776

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North Dakota

State Veterinarian: Dr. Susan Keller

USDA Cooperative Extension Services

State Regulations

Euthanasia Programs:

North Dakota State University
College of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources
Department of Veterinary and Microbiological Sciences
Veterinary Diagnostics Laboratory
1301 12th Avenue North
Fargo, ND 58105
701-231-8307

Equine Crematory Services:

Ashes to Ashes Pet Cremation (serves the Continental U.S.)
22331 590th Street
Pomeroy, IA 50575
712-358-2600

Memorial Pet Care (serves the Continental U.S.)
654 E. King Street
Meridian, ID 83642
208-887-7669

Rendering/Carcass Disposal:

Central Bi-Products Rendering Service
300 Central Avenue
Long Prairie, MN 56347
320-732-2819

Landfills that Accept Equine Carcasses:

* Waste Management® accepts equine carcasses at some, but not all locations. To find out if your local Waste Management location will take horse carcasses, please contact them: 800-963-4776

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Ohio

State Veterinarian: Dr. Tony M. Forshey

USDA Cooperative Extension Service

State Regulations:
Deceased Animal Disposal Laws: Ohio Rev. Code Ann. § 941.14 Disposal of dead animals by owner
(A) The owner shall burn the body of an animal that has died of, or been destroyed because of, dangerously infectious or contagious disease, bury it not less than four feet under the surface of the ground, remove it in a watertight tank to a rendering establishment, or otherwise dispose of it in accordance with section 953.26 or 1511.022 [1511.02.92] of the Revised Code within twenty-four hours after knowledge thereof or after notice in writing from the department of agriculture.
(B) The owner of premises that contain a dead animal shall burn the body of the animal, bury it not less than four feet beneath the surface of the ground, remove it in a watertight tank to a rendering establishment, or otherwise dispose of it in accordance with section 953.26 or 1511.022 [1511.02.2] of the Revised Code within a reasonable time after knowledge thereof or after notice in writing from the department or from the township trustees of the township in which is premises are located.
(C) Notwithstanding division (A) or (B) of this section, the director of agriculture, in written notice sent to the owner of a dead animal, may require the owner to employ a specific method of disposition of the body, including burning, burying, rendering or composting, when that method does not conflict with any law or rule governing the disposal of infectious wastes and, in the director's judgment, is necessary for purposes of animal disease control. No person shall fail to employ the method of disposition required under this division.
(D) The director, in written notice sent to the owner of a dead animal, may prohibit the owner from transporting the body of the dead animal on any street or highway if that prohibition does not conflict with any law or rule governing the transportation of infectious wastes and, in the director's judgment, is necessary for purposes of animal disease control. No person shall fail to comply with a prohibition issued under this division.
(E) As used in this section, "infectious wastes" has the same meaning as in section 3734.01 of the Revised Code, and "street" or "highway" has the same meaning as in section 4511.01 of the Revised Code.

Euthanasia Programs:

Ohio State University
College of Veterinary Medicine
1900 Coffey Road
Columbus, OH 43210
614-292-6661

Equine Cemetery Services:

Western Farm Pet Crematory and Cemetery
12521 Island Road
Grafton, OH 44044
440-748-1716

Equine Crematory Services:

Ashes to Ashes Pet Cremation (serves the Continental U.S.)
22331 590th Street
Pomeroy, IA 50575
712-358-2600

CSW Farms Crematorium & Memorial
8651 Riebel Road
Galloway, OH 43119
614-879-8200

Memorial Pet Care (serves the Continental U.S.)
654 E. King Street
Meridian, ID 83642
208-887-7669

Western Farm Pet Crematory and Cemetery
12521 Island Road
Grafton, OH 44044
440-748-1716

Rendering/Carcass Disposal:

Shipley & Son
1723 Swope Road
Bethel, OH 45106
513-734-1818

CSW Farms Crematorium & Memorial
8651 Riebel Road
Galloway, OH 43119
614-879-8200

Landfills that Accept Equine Carcasses:

* Waste Management® accepts equine carcasses at some, but not all locations. To find out if your local Waste Management location will take horse carcasses, please contact them: 800-963-4776

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Oklahoma

State Veterinarian: Dr. Becky Brewer-Walker

USDA Cooperative Extension Service

State Regulations:
Deceased Animal Disposal Laws: Okla. Stat. tit. 35, § 17-3-17. Carcass Disposal
(a) Dead animals shall be disposed of in accordance with a carcass disposal plan developed by the owner and approved by the Department which shall decrease the possibility of the spread of disease, reduce odors, and preclude contamination of ground and surface waters of the state. Dead animals shall be disposed of properly and in an environmentally safe manner in accordance with Federal, State and local requirements. At all times the facility shall comply with the provisions of Section 1223 of Title 21 of the Oklahoma Statutes, in addition to compliance with the carcass disposal plan.
(b) The plan shall include provisions for the disposal of carcasses associated with normal mortality and shall include provisions for emergency disposal when a major disease outbreak or other emergency results in deaths significantly higher than normal mortality rates.
(c) Accepted methods of carcass disposal include the following:
(1) Rendering
(A) The owner shall obtain a contract with a rendering service that insures disposal of all carcasses within a reasonable period of time. The name, address, and telephone number of the rendering service shall be provided. In addition, the frequency and schedule of carcass pickup shall be included.
(B) Storage facilities shall be sealed or have lids and maintained so as to prevent pests and odors in accordance with a Department approved OAP and PMP.
(C) Sealed storage facilities shall not be required for animals weighing 300 pounds or more, but the prevention of pests and odors shall be addressed by a Department approved OAP and PMP.
(2) Burial.
(A) Burial shall only be allowed as a method of carcass disposal if no reasonable alternative exists and the disposal plan contains specific measures and practices which are utilized to protect the ground and surface waters of the state.
(B) In no event shall burial be used by an LMFO unless the burial area meets the requirements of an Animal Waste Management System, including but not limited to the use of liners.
(C) Prior approval by the Department is required of any carcass disposal plan listing burial as the method of disposal.
(3) Composting.
(A) Prior approval by the Department is required of any carcass disposal plan listing composting as the method of disposal.
(B) The Department may require another method of carcass disposal other than composting if the Department determines that a more feasible and effective method of carcass disposal exists.
(4) Incineration shall only be used as method of carcass disposal if the animal feeding operation has a valid air quality permit from the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality, Air Quality Division

Euthanasia Programs:

Oklahoma State University
College of Veterinary Medicine
Center for Veterinary Health Services
Stillwater, OK 74078
405-744-7000

Equine Crematory Services:

Ashes to Ashes Pet Cremation (serves the Continental U.S.)
22331 590th Street
Pomeroy, IA 50575
712-358-2600

Memorial Pet Care (serves the Continental U.S.)
654 E. King Street
Meridian, ID 83642
208-887-7669

Precious Pets Cemetery and Crematory
5520 North Spencer Road
Spencer, OK 73084
405-771-5510

Rendering/Carcass Disposal:

Darling International, Inc.
915 N. 5th Street
P. O. Box 86
Collinsville, OK 74021
918-371-2528

Valley Proteins
1208 S. Calumet Road
Calumet, OK 73014
405-262-2923

Landfills that Accept Equine Carcasses:

* Waste Management® accepts equine carcasses at some, but not all locations. To find out if your local Waste Management location will take horse carcasses, please contact them: 800-963-4776

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Oregon

State Veterinarian: Dr. Donald E. Hansen

USDA Cooperative Extension Service

Euthanasia Programs:

Front Range Equine Rescue's Trails End Program (serves the Continental U.S.)
P.O. Box 307
Larkspur, CO 80118

Oregon State University
Lois Bates Acheson Veterinary Teaching Hospital
30th Street
Corvallis, OR 97331-4801
541-737-2858

Sound Equine Options
P.O. Box 1150
Gresham, OR 97030
503-328-9053

Strawberry Mountain Mustangs
P.O. Box 2133
Roseburg, OR 97470
541-784-5522

Equine Crematory Services:

Omega Farms
21479 Cook Road
Noti, OR 97461
541-935-1588

Equine Crematory Services:

Ashes to Ashes Pet Cremation (serves the Continental U.S.)
22331 590th Street
Pomeroy, IA 50575
712-358-2600

Dignified Pet Services
8976 SW Tualatin Sherwood Road
Tualatin, OR 97062
503-885-2211

Memorial Pet Care (serves the Continental U.S.)
654 E. King Street
Meridian, ID 83642
208- 887-7669

Rendering/Carcass Disposal:

Baker Commodities
9401 North Hurst Avenue
Portland, OR 97203
503-289-1221

Johnson's Farm Rendering
5405 NW Kauffman Avenue
Vancouver, WA 98663
360-693-5282

Denley Rendering
21190 SW Oregon St
Sherwood, OR 97140
503-625-661

Landfills that Accept Equine Carcasses:

Ant Flat Landfill
Enterprise, OR
541-426-4543 ext. 205

Baker Sanitary Services
3048 Campbell St
Baker City, OR 97814
541-523-2626

Coffin Butte Landfill
28972 Coffin Butte Rd
Corvallis, OR 97330
541-745-5792 ext. 10

Columbia Ridge Landfill
18177 Cedar Springs Ln
Arlington, OR 97812
541-454-2030

Crook County Landfill
110 SW Landfill Rd
Pineville, OR 97754
541-447-2398

Finley Buttes Landfill
73221 Bombing Range Rd
Boardman, OR 97818
541-481-2233

Short Mountain Landfill
84777 Dillard Access Rd
Eugene, OR 97405
541-682-4120

Roseburg Landfill
433 Rifle Range Rd
Roseberg, OR 97470
541-957-7712

Wasco County Landfill
2550 Steele Rd
The Dalles, OR 97058
541-296-4082

* Waste Management® accepts equine carcasses at some, but not all locations. To find out if your local Waste Management location will take horse carcasses, please contact them: 800-963-4776

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Pennsylvania

State Veterinarian: Dr. Paul E. Knepley

USDA Cooperative Extension Service

State Regulations:
Deceased Animal Disposal Laws: 3 Pa. Cons. Stat. Ann. § 2352. Disposal of dead domestic animals.
(a) REQUIREMENTS. -- The following requirements shall be met regarding the disposal of the bodies of dead domestic animals:
(1) Persons owning or possessing domestic animals that they know to have died of dangerous transmissible disease shall report the occurrence of the disease to the department and dispose of the domestic animals under the supervision and instruction of the department.
(2) Persons caring for or owning domestic animals that have died shall prevent exposure of the carcasses of such dead domestic animals to other living animals, domestic animals and the public and shall dispose of the carcass within 48 hours after the domestic animal dies. Disposal shall be accomplished in accordance with the requirements of this chapter.
(3) Dead domestic animals, parts of dead domestic animals, offal and animal waste may not be transported on public highways for any purpose unless such materials are transported in a manner that precludes contamination of the environment or danger to animal or public health.
(4) Dead domestic animals, parts of dead domestic animals, offal and animal waste shall be disposed of only in accordance with one of the following methods hereafter approved by the department:
(i) Burial in accordance with regulations governing water quality.
(ii) Incineration in accordance with regulations governing air quality.
(iii) Processing by rendering, fermenting, composting or other method according to procedures and product safety standards established by the department.
(b) FEEDING RESTRICTED No uncooked dead animal or uncooked dead domestic animal parts, including offal of any description shall be fed to domestic animals unless processed in accordance with regulations adopted by the department.
(c) IMPORTATION RESTRICTED No dead domestic animal, offal or parts of dead domestic animals may be transported into this Commonwealth unless transported directly to a diagnostic laboratory or consigned and delivered to a dead domestic animal disposal plant licensed by the department.

Euthanasia Programs:

Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Pennsylvania
Veterinary Laboratory
2305 N. Cameron Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110-9408
717-787-8808

University of Pennsylvania
New Bolton Center
382 West Street Road
Kennett Square, PA 19348
610-925-6525 ext. 2525

Equine Cemetery Services:

Forever Friends Pet Memorial Park
12670 Foust Road
Conneaut Lake, PA 16316
814-382-5446
814-763-7314

Equine Crematory Services:

Abbey Glen Pet Memorial Services
80 Kelly Road
Quakertown, PA 18951
888-651-7555

Agape Pet Services
19712 Shepherdstown Pike
Boonsboro, MD 21713
866-432-0431

Ashes to Ashes Pet Cremation (serves the Continental U.S.)
22331 590th Street
Pomeroy, IA 50575
712-358-2600

Charles and Kathryn Rohrer
690 Strasburg Road
Paradise, PA 17562
717-687-6940

CSW Farms Crematorium & Memorial
8651 Riebel Road
Galloway, OH 43119
614-879-8200

Day & Night Animal Recovery
P.O. Box 205
Long Valley, NJ 07853
908- 876-3341

Forever Friends Pet Memorial Park
12670 Foust Road
Conneaut Lake, PA 16316
814-382-5446

Memorial Pet Care (serves the Continental U.S.)
654 E. King Street
Meridian, ID 83642
208-887-7669

Paws to Heaven Pet Crematory
9140-B Pennsauken Highway
Pennsauken, NJ 08110
856-665-7221

Regency Forest Pet Memorial Park
760 Middle Country Road
Middle Island, NY 11953
631-345-0600

Can-Do Disposal, Inc.
P.O. Box 71
Red Lion, PA 17356
717-779-6090

Rendering/Carcass Disposal:

Brown's Rendering
512 Old School House Road
Landensberg, PA 19350
610-255-4522

Day & Night Animal Recovery
P.O. Box 205
Long Valley, NJ 07853
908-876-3341

M & S Services
59 N. Golfwood Avenue
Penns Grove, NJ 08069
800-354-9359

Southern Tier Hide & Tallow Inc.
3385 Lower Maple Avenue
Elmira, NY 14901-9513
607-734-3661

Can-Do Disposal, Inc.
P.O. Box 71
Red Lion, PA 17356
717-779-6090

Valley Proteins Pennsylvania
693 Wide Hollow Road
East Earl, PA 17519
717-445-4202

Valley Proteins
Lancaster, PA
717-445-6890

Valley Proteins
RR 1
Mifflintown, PA 17059
717-436-8272

Valley Proteins
151 Valpro Drive
Winchester, VA 22603
540-877-2590

Landfills that Accept Equine Carcasses:

* Waste Management® accepts equine carcasses at some, but not all locations. To find out if your local Waste Management location will take horse carcasses, please contact them: 800-963-4776

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Puerto Rico

State Veterinarian: Dr. Hector J. Diaz

USDA Cooperative Extension Service

Landfills that Accept Equine Carcasses:

* Waste Management® accepts equine carcasses at some, but not all locations. To find out if your local Waste Management location will take horse carcasses, please contact them: 800-963-4776

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Rhode Island

State Veterinarian: Peter Belinsky

USDA Cooperative Extension Service

State Regulations: We are not aware of any laws in this state that apply specifically to the disposal of horse remains. For further information, please contact your Department of Agriculture or State Veterinary Association.

Equine Cemetery Services:

Angel View Pet Cemetery & Crematory
471 Wareham Street
Middleboro, MA 02346
508-947-4103
800-287-0066

Ashes to Ashes Pet Cremation (serves the Continental U.S.)
22331 590th Street
Pomeroy, IA 50575
712-358-2600

Connecticut Horse Cremation, LLC
P.O. Box 426
Durham, CT 06422
860-881-7802 (Jeff) or 860-881-7823 (Dom)

Memorial Pet Care (serves the Continental U.S.)
654 E. King Street
Meridian, ID 83642
208-887-7669

Whispering Pines Animal Crematorium, LLC
19 Members Way
Dover, NH 03820
603-516-0340

Rendering/Carcass Disposal:

Compassionate Composting (serves all New England states)
Michelle Melaragno
Auburn, ME
207-240-1316 
Humane pick-up of large animals, above-ground burial/composting

Landfills that Accept Equine Carcasses:

* Waste Management® accepts equine carcasses at some, but not all locations. To find out if your local Waste Management location will take horse carcasses, please contact them: 800-963-4776

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South Carolina

State Veterinarian: Dr. John A. Caver

USDA Cooperative Extension Service

State Regulations

Euthanasia Programs:

Clemson University
Veterinary Diagnostic Center
500 Clemson Road
Columbia, SC 29229
803-788-2260

Equine Cemetery Services:

Equine Cremation & Burial Services-Deceased Pet Care
2691 Harbins Road SE
Bethlehem, GA 30620
770-995-8862

Equine Crematory Services:

Ashes to Ashes Pet Cremation (serves the Continental U.S.)
22331 590th Street
Pomeroy, IA 50575
712-358-2600

Equine Cremation & Burial Services-Deceased Pet Care
2691 Harbins Road SE
Bethlehem, GA 30620
770-995-8862

Memorial Pet Care (serves the Continental U.S.)
654 E. King Street
Meridian, ID 83642
208-887-7669

Rendering/Carcass Disposal:

Enterprise Rendering Co.
28821 Bethlehem Church Road
Oakboro, NC 28129-8758
704-485-3018

Equine Carcass Removal & Cremation Services
2691 Harbins Road SE
Bethlehem, GA 30620
770-995-8862

Landfills that Accept Equine Carcasses:

* Waste Management® accepts equine carcasses at some, but not all locations. To find out if your local Waste Management location will take horse carcasses, please contact them: 800-963-4776

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South Dakota

State Veterinarian: Dr. Sam D. Holland

USDA Cooperative Extension Service

State Regulations:
Deceased Animal Disposal Laws: S.D. Codified Laws § 34-16-17.
Whenever the owner and the person in charge of any unburied dead animal shall fail to burn or bury or cause the same to be burned or buried, or otherwise dispose of such body or cause the same to be buried in accordance with laws, rules, and regulations as required by §§ 34-16-10 to 34-16-16, inclusive, he shall have committed a petty offense for each dead body so left unburned or unburied or otherwise disposed of.

Euthanasia Programs:

South Dakota State University
College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences
Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Laboratory
Box 2175
North Campus Drive
Brookings, SD 57007-1396
605-688-5171

Equine Crematory Services:

Ashes to Ashes Pet Cremation (serves the Continental U.S.)
22331 590th Street
Pomeroy, IA 50575
712-358-2600

South Dakota State University
College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences
Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Laboratory
Box 2175
North Campus Drive
Brookings, SD 57007-1396
605-688-5171

Memorial Pet Care (serves the Continental U.S.)
654 E. King Street
Meridian, ID 83642
208-887-7669

Rendering/Carcass Disposal:

Central Bi-Products Rendering Service
920 4 Street Southeast
De Smet, SD 57231
605-854-3500

Central Bi-Products Rendering Service
300 Central Avenue
Long Prairie, MN 56347
320-732-2819

Sioux Valley Rendering Co.
300 10th Street
Rock Valley, IA 51247-1048
712-476-2405

D & J Rendering, Inc.
1219 61st Street
Luverne, MN 56156-4163
507-283-2553

Dakota Rendering
Freeman, SD
866-686-1103

Landfills that Accept Equine Carcasses:

* Waste Management® accepts equine carcasses at some, but not all locations. To find out if your local Waste Management location will take horse carcasses, please contact them: 800-963-4776

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Tennessee

State Veterinarian: Dr. Ronald B. Wilson

USDA Cooperative Extension Service

State Regulations: We are not aware of any laws in this state that apply specifically to the disposal of horse remains. For further information, please contact your Department of Agriculture or State Veterinary Association.

Euthanasia Programs:

University of Tennessee
Large Animal Hospital
2407 River Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996-4550
865-974-5701

CE Kord Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory
Ellington Agriculture Center
440 Hogan Road
Porter Building
Nashville, TN 37220
615-837-5125

Equine Cemetery Services:

Equine Cremation & Burial Services-Deceased Pet Care
2691 Harbins Road SE
Bethlehem, GA 30620
770-995-8862

Equine Crematory Services:

Ashes to Ashes Pet Cremation (serves the Continental U.S.)
22331 590th Street
Pomeroy, IA 50575
712-358-2600

Equine Cremation & Burial Services-Deceased Pet Care
2691 Harbins Road SE
Bethlehem, GA 30620
770-995-8862

Faithful Friends Pet Memorial Service
72 Buchi Ct.
Nashville, TN 37204
615-403-8020

Memorial Pet Care (serves the Continental U.S.)
654 E. King Street
Meridian, ID 83642
208-887-7669

Rendering/Carcass Disposal:

Cattle Control
3327 Wearwood Drive
Seivierville, TN 37862
865-382-6863

Equine Carcass Removal & Cremation Services
2691 Harbins Road SE
Bethlehem, GA 30620
770-995-8862

Griffin Industries, Inc.
3080 Concord Road
Russellville, KY 42276-8511
270-726-7605

Griffin Industries, Inc.
2027 River Road
Union City, TN 38261
731-885-9361

Landfills that Accept Equine Carcasses:

* Waste Management® accepts equine carcasses at some, but not all locations. To find out if your local Waste Management location will take horse carcasses, please contact them: 800-963-4776

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Texas

State Veterinarian: Dr. Bob Hillman

USDA Cooperative Extension Service

State Regulations: We are not aware of any laws in this state that apply specifically to the disposal of horse remains. For further information, please contact your Department of Agriculture or State Veterinary Association.

Euthanasia Programs:

Texas A & M University
Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital
4475 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-4475
979-845-3541

Equine Cemetery Services:

All Paws Go To Heaven
2215 W. Pipeline Road
Euless, TX 76040
817-690-1560

Live Oak Pet Services
5359 Lois Lane
Navasota, TX
936-873-2564
866-360-2420

Pine Hill Pet & Horse Cemetery & Crematory
3020 Highway 81 N
Bowie, TX 76230
940-872-4701
800-219-PETS(7387)

Equine Crematory Services:

All Paws Go To Heaven
2215 W. Pipeline Road
Euless, TX 76040
817-690-1560

Ashes to Ashes Pet Cremation (serves the Continental U.S.)
22331 590th Street
Pomeroy, IA 50575
712-358-2600

Live Oak Pet Services
5359 Lois Lane
Navasota, TX
936-873-2564
866-360-2420

Memorial Pet Care (serves the Continental U.S.)
654 E. King Street
Meridian, ID 83642
208-887-7669

Pine Hill Pet & Horse Cemetery & Crematory
3020 Highway 81 N
Bowie, TX 76230
940-872-4701
800-219-PETS(7387)

Smoke Rise Farm
11330 Mountain View
Azle, TX
817-444-2221

Texas A&M University
Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital
4475 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-4475
979-845-3541

Rendering/Carcass Disposal:

Abilene Bi-Products
806-364-0951

Bergheim Hauling
Berne, TX
210-264-6293

Cache Valley By Products
2860 W. 8600 N.
Smithfield, TX 84335
435-563-3921

Darling International Inc.
1240 Sergeant Road
Dallas, TX 75203
214-948-7501

Dublin Stock Removal
806-364-0951

East Texas Stock Removal
Route 6 270
Sulphur Springs, TX 05492
806-364-0951

The Final Ride
Luling, TX
830-875-5516

Froina Bi-Products
806-364-0951

Plainview Bi-Products
806-364-0951

RP Rendering
Georgetown, TX
512-887-4390

Stratford Bi-Products
806-364-0951

Texas Bi-Product
515 Pontiac Avenue
Dallas, TX
214-943-6300

Tom Greene Processing
806-364-0951

Valley By Products
P.O. Box 628
Canutillo, TX
915-877-3131

Zigmond Livestock Service
15630 E. Lupon Road
Saint Hedwig, TX 78152-3610
210-667-2233

Landfills that Accept Equine Carcasses:

* Waste Management® accepts equine carcasses at some, but not all locations. To find out if your local Waste Management location will take horse carcasses, please contact them: 800-963-4776

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Utah

State Veterinarian: Dr. L. Earl Rogers

USDA Cooperative Extension Service

State Regulations:
Deceased Animal Disposal Laws: Utah Code Ann. § 4-26-1. Dead domestic animals -- Duty of owner to bury or otherwise dispose of them Liability for costs.
It is the responsibility of the owner or other person responsible for any domestic animal which dies to bury or otherwise dispose of it within two days after death. If the owner or other person responsible for such an animal cannot be found, it is the duty of the county, city, or town within which the dead animal is found, at such political subdivision's expense, to bury the dead animal. A county, city, or town which incurs expense under this section is entitled to reimbursement from the owner of the dead animal.

Equine Crematory Services:

Ashes to Ashes Pet Cremation (serves the Continental U.S.)
22331 590th Street
Pomeroy, IA 50575
712-358-2600

Memorial Pet Care (serves the Continental U.S.)
654 E. King Street
Meridian, ID 83642
208-887-7669

Rendering/Carcass Disposal:

John Kuhni and Sons
2700 Kuhni Road
Provo, UT 84606
435-758-7600

Landfills that Accept Equine Carcasses:

* Waste Management® accepts equine carcasses at some, but not all locations. To find out if your local Waste Management location will take horse carcasses, please contact them: 800-963-4776

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Vermont

State Veterinarian: Dr. Kerry A. Rood

USDA Cooperative Extension Service

State Regulations: We are not aware of any laws in this state that apply specifically to the disposal of horse remains. For further information, please contact your Department of Agriculture or State Veterinary Association.

Equine Cemetery Services:

Angel View Pet Cemetery & Crematory
471 Wareham Street
Middleboro, MA 02346
508-947-4103
800-287-0066

Ashes to Ashes Pet Cremation (serves the Continental U.S.)
22331 590th Street
Pomeroy, IA 50575
712-358-2600

Memorial Pet Care (serves the Continental U.S.)
654 E. King Street
Meridian, ID 83642
208-887-7669

Whispering Pines Animal Crematorium, LLC
19 Members Way
Dover, NH 03820
603-516-0340

Rendering/Carcass Disposal:

Compassionate Composting  (serves all New England states)
Michelle Melaragno
Auburn, ME
207-240-1316 
Humane pick-up of large animals, above-ground burial/composting

Landfills that Accept Equine Carcasses:

* Waste Management® accepts equine carcasses at some, but not all locations. To find out if your local Waste Management location will take horse carcasses, please contact them: 800-963-4776

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Virginia

State Veterinarian: Dr. Richard Wilkes

USDA Cooperative Extension Service

State Regulations:
Deceased Animal Disposal Laws: Va. Code Ann. § 3.1-796.121. Disposal of dead companion animals
The owner of any companion animal which has died from disease or other cause shall forthwith cremate, bury, or sanitarily dispose of the same. If, after notice, any owner fails to do so, the animal control officer or other officer shall bury or cremate the companion animal, and he may recover on behalf of the local jurisdiction from the owner his cost for this service.

Euthanasia Programs:

Virginia-Maryland Region College of Veterinary Medicine
College of Veterinary Medicine
Large Animal Hospital
VMRCVM Duckpond Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061
540-231-4621

Virginia Tech
Marion DuPont Scott Equine Medical Center
17690 Old Waterford Road at Morven Park
Leesburg, VA 20177
703-771-6800

Equine Crematory Services:

Agape Pet Services
19712 Shepherdstown Pike
Boonsboro, MD 21713
866-432-0431

Ashes to Ashes Pet Cremation (serves the Continental U.S.)
22331 590th Street
Pomeroy, IA 50575
712-358-2600

Memorial Pet Care (serves the Continental U.S.)
654 E. King Street
Meridian, ID 83642
208-887-7669

Rendering/Carcass Disposal:

Virginia Valley Proteins
25170 Val Pro Drive
Emporia, VA 23487
434-634-9475

Virginia Valley Proteins
6331 Val Pro Drive
Linville, VA 22834
540-833-8322

Virginia Valley Proteins
151 Valpro Drive
Winchester, VA 22603
540-877-2590

Landfills that Accept Equine Carcasses:

* Waste Management® accepts equine carcasses at some, but not all locations. To find out if your local Waste Management location will take horse carcasses, please contact them: 800-963-4776

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Virgin Islands

USDA Cooperative Extension Service

State Regulations:
Deceased Animal Disposal Laws: Section 1560-307 Dead Animals
It shall be the duty of owners to dispose of the carcasses of dead animals. Carcasses of dogs, cats, and other small animals may be taken, enclosed in a tightly sealed plastic bag or other air-tight container, to an approved disposal area. The carcass of any other dead animal not killed for food shall be removed and disposed of within 24 hours after death by burial or other method approved by the Commissioner of Health.

Landfills that Accept Equine Carcasses:

* Waste Management® accepts equine carcasses at some, but not all locations. To find out if your local Waste Management location will take horse carcasses, please contact them: 800-963-4776

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Washington

State Veterinarian: Dr. Leonard Eldrige

USDA Cooperative Extension Service

State Regulations

Euthanasia Programs:

Washington State University
College of Veterinary Medicine
Veterinary Teaching Hospital
P.O. Box 647010
Pullman, WA 99164-7010
509-335-0711

Equine Crematory Services:

Ashes to Ashes Pet Cremation (serves the Continental U.S.)
22331 590th Street
Pomeroy, IA 50575
712-358-2600

Petland Cemetery, Inc.
P.O. Box 184
Aberdeen, WA 98520
360-533-2931
800-738-5119

Memorial Pet Care (serves the Continental U.S.)
654 E. King Street
Meridian, ID 83642
208-887-7669

QAR Cremation Western Washington
23123 Meridian Avenue E
Graham , WA 98338-9157
253-847-7220

Rendering/Carcass Disposal:

Baker Commodities
9401 North Hurst Avenue
Portland, OR 97203
503-289-1221

Baker Commodities
P.O. Box 58368
Seattle, WA 98138
206-242-2828

Homestead Stock Removal
360-903-2238

Johnson's Farm Rendering
5405 NW Kauffman Avenue
Vancouver, WA 98663

QAR Dead Stock Removal
23123 Meridian Avenue E
Graham , WA 98338-9157
253-847-7220

Tri County Stock Removal
3065 Butler Creek Road
Sedro Woolley, WA 98284-8161
360-815-4219

Landfills that Accept Equine Carcasses:

* Waste Management® accepts equine carcasses at some, but not all locations. To find out if your local Waste Management location will take horse carcasses, please contact them: 800-963-4776

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West Virginia

State Veterinarian: Dr. L. Joe Starcher

USDA Cooperative Extension Service

State Regulations

Equine Crematory Services:

Agape Pet Services
19712 Shepherdstown Pike
Boonsboro, MD 21713
866-432-0431

Ashes to Ashes Pet Cremation (serves the Continental U.S.)
22331 590th Street
Pomeroy, IA 50575
712-358-2600

Memorial Pet Care (serves the Continental U.S.)
654 E. King Street
Meridian, ID 83642
208-887-7669

Rendering/Carcass Disposal:

Valley Proteins
6331 Val Pro Drive
Linville, VA 22834
540-833-8322

Valley Proteins
151 Valpro Drive
Winchester, VA 22603
540-877-2590

Landfills that Accept Equine Carcasses:

* Waste Management® accepts equine carcasses at some, but not all locations. To find out if your local Waste Management location will take horse carcasses, please contact them: 800-963-4776

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Wisconsin

State Veterinarian: Dr. Robert G. Ehlenfeldt

USDA Cooperative Extension Service

State Regulations:
Deceased Animal Disposal Laws: Wis. Stat. Ann. § 95.50. Disposition of carcasses.
(1) No person shall deposit or throw or allow to be deposited or thrown into any stream, lake or swale, or leave or deposit or cause to be left or deposited upon any public highway or other place the carcass of any animal; nor deposit or leave or permit to be deposited or left upon any premises under that persons control any dead animal exposed in such manner as to be reached by dogs or wild animals for a longer period than 24 hours in the months of April to November, or 48 hours during the months of December to March. The owner of such a carcass or any other person may report to the proper county officials or the contracting private rendering plant pursuant to x. 59.54 (21) for removal and burial or other disposition of a carcass within the time specified in this subsection.
(2) No person shall transport, haul or drag or permit to be transported, hauled or dragged along any public highway in this state the carcass of any animal suspected of having died from anthrax, blackleg, foot and mouth disease, sleeping sickness or glanders or any other disease which the department may designated as highly dangerous. All such carcasses shall burned or be buried at least 6 feet below the surface of the ground and shall be completely covered so as to prevent their being reached by wild animals or dogs. Whenever it is necessary to transport any such carcass across any public highway for burial, it shall be transported in such a manner as not to contaminate any part of the public highway. The carcasses of animals dying from other communicable diseases may be transported to and disposed of under such regulations as are prescribed by the department. The definition of "communicable disease" in s. 990.01 (5g) does not apply to this subsection.
(3) Any dead animal found upon a public highway or other public place shall, in case the owner of the animal cannot be found, be buried or otherwise disposed of at public expense by the local health department, as defined in s. 250.01 (4) (a) 1. or 3. or (b), in whose jurisdiction the animal is found. This subsection applies if a county does not exercise its authority under s. 59.54 (21).
(4) In a county which does not exercise its authority under s. 59.54 (21), the owner of a carcass is obligated to dispose of it as specified in this section.

Euthanasia Programs:

University of Wisconsin-Madison
School of Veterinary Medicine
Veterinary Teaching Hospital
2015 Linden Drive
Madison, WI 53706-1102
608-263-7600

Equine Cemetery Services:

Companions Rest Pet Cemetery
414-282-6600

Barkshire Pet Services
6438 County Road A
Neenah , WI 54956
920-729-9449

Equine Crematory Services:

Ashes to Ashes Pet Cremation (serves the Continental U.S.)
22331 590th Street
Pomeroy, IA 50575
712-358-2600

Memorial Pet Care (serves the Continental U.S.)
654 E. King Street
Meridian, ID 83642
208-887-7669

Metro Animal Service
25613 W. Route 30
Plainfield, IL 60585
630-904-1100

Midwest Cremation Service of Wisconsin
P.O. Box 220
Poynette, WI 53955
608-635-7270

Rendering/Carcass Disposal:

Antigo Rendering Works
726 Birch Street
Antigo, WI 54409-1710
715-623-5205

Barr Animal Foods
W7276 Chickadee Road
Greenwood, WI 54437-7807
715-267-6335

Central Bi-Products Rendering Service
300 Central Avenue
Long Prairie, MN 56347
320-732-2819

Five Star Enterprises
2408 State HWY 11
Hazel Green, IL 53811
608-748-4657

Landfills that Accept Equine Carcasses:

* Waste Management® accepts equine carcasses at some, but not all locations. To find out if your local Waste Management location will take horse carcasses, please contact them: 800-963-4776

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Wyoming

State Veterinarian: Dr. Walter Cook

USDA Cooperative Extension Service

State Regulations:
Deceased Animal Disposal Laws: Wyo. Stat. Ann. §35-10-104 Failure of owner to remove or bury dead animal
It shall be the duty of the owner, or person having charge of an animal which may die in this state, to remove the carcass to a distance of not less than half a mile from the nearest human habitation, or to bury it with not less than two (2) feet of soil over it; and every person failing to so remove or bury such carcass, for more than forty-eight (48) hours, shall upon conviction, be fined in a sum not exceeding one hundred dollars ($100.00).  And should such animal be the property or in charge of some person passing through this state, then any peace officer may (without warrant) detain the owner or person in charge of such animal, or of the flock or herd from which it died, as soon as such owner or person shall have shown an intention not to so bury or remove said carcass, by removing from it, or removing such flock or herd from it a distance of half a mile or more, a reasonable time, not to exceed two (2) days, until a warrant can issue upon an information duly sworn to.  And the brand upon such animal may be given in proof of the ownership of the same.

Euthanasia Programs:

Wyoming State Veterinary Laboratory
1174 Snowy Range Road
Laramie , WY 82070
307-742-6638

Equine Crematory Services:

Ashes to Ashes Pet Cremation (serves the Continental U.S.)
22331 590th Street
Pomeroy, IA 50575
712-358-2600

Memorial Pet Care (serves the Continental U.S.)
654 E. King Street
Meridian, ID 83642
208-887-7669

Landfills that Accept Equine Carcasses:

* Waste Management® accepts equine carcasses at some, but not all locations. To find out if your local Waste Management location will take horse carcasses, please contact them: 800-963-4776

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