Recently dead animals may be brought to the Veterinary Services Laboratory for disposal by cremation. It is the owner’s responsibility to provide transport for the animal(s).
- Contact Veterinary Services Laboratory at 427-5492 or 427-5073 and inform them of the animal(s) for disposal.
- Remains submitted should be as fresh as possible.
- Under no circumstances should carcasses containing sharps be submitted for cremation (i.e. IV catheters, needles, scalpel blades).
- Transport the animal(s) to the Veterinary Services Laboratory in the Pine, St. Michael before 2pm during the standard work week (Monday to Friday excluding public holidays).
- Pay the incineration fee at the Veterinary Services office. A small fee (BDS $15.00) is charged for the incineration of small companion animals (cats, dogs, other). Litters of puppies or kittens will be counted as a single animal.
The animal(s) will be cremated and the ashes disposed of. Since the incinerator is a mass cremation unit it is not possible to obtain ashes from a single animal at this time.
Under certain circumstances waste from other Government sources may be accepted for disposal. However please contact the Laboratory Manager to discuss prior to submission. If accepted, the waste should be accompanied by documentation (on letterhead) that accurately reflects the contents.
Waste submitted for incineration should not contain any material that is explosive, flammable, corrosive, toxic or likely to produce toxic fumes on incineration. Sharps and glass must be contained within primary receptacles to avoid puncture of the secondary container.