Humane Euthanasia Training

Like the Humane Society of the United States, we share the goal of ending unnecessary euthanasia in shelters everywhere.  MCHA works tirelessly to prevent pet homelessness, promote spay/neuter education, and encourage adoption from shelters and rescue groups. When the decision is made by a shelter to perform euthanasia, it must be performed with the same skill and compassion that we would expect to see if we brought our own suffering animal into that facility or to a veterinarian for a final act of mercy.


When the decision is made that euthanasia is the only option, it is critical to ensure it is performed as humanely as possible. Direct injection of sodium pentobarbital (referred to as euthanasia by injection, or EBI) is the most humane method available because it causes rapid loss of consciousness and an immediate inability to feel pain. Other methods—such as carbon monoxide gas chambers—that cause distress, fear, or pain in the animal, are not acceptable.


This workshop will provide the knowledge and skills necessary to perform humane euthanasia in an animal shelter. Topics include: safety, humane handling, anesthetics, euthanasia drugs, animal anatomy, and proper technique.


FACILITATED BY: Christian Nash, Trainer of Humane Society of the United States-Approved Euthanasia Curriculum


TUITION: $275 per person

  • The one day workshop includes both workbook instruction and hands-on training, a euthanasia reference manual, and a certificate of completion upon passing the exam.

  • Lunch is not provided

    • Several restaurants are located just minutes away and there are also many delivery options available

  • Please make tuition checks payable to the Monroe County Humane Association



  • Class size is limited. Please register as soon as possible, and no later than Friday, July 12

  • Workshop requires a minimum of seven students or will be at risk of being cancelled

  • If you have questions about registration, or the location, please email us or call 812-333-6242, ext 101.



Questions about the Material or Class Curriculum?

Questions about the location or the registration?

Class Times:

Saturday, July 20

9:00am - 5:30pm


Nonprofit Veterinary Clinic
& Outreach Center

4635 West Richland Plaza Dr.

Bloomington, Indiana 47404



$275 per person
(if payable by check directly to MCHA)

Mail in your Registration Form here with your check.



(if registration is completed online to offset credit card fees)


Deadline for registration is Friday, July 12

Animal Care Campus: 791 S Fieldstone Blvd, Bloomington, IN 47403

For appointments, please call: 812-333-6242, ext 2

To fax veterinary records: 812-825-2247

*Administration Address: 3410 S Walnut St, Bloomington, IN 47401

*Staff hours may vary. Please call to confirm. Dropping off a donation? We have a donation bin outside of our door that's available any time!

Mailing Address: PO Box 1334, Bloomington, IN 47402​​

**We do not have a shelter.**

    For City of Bloomington shelter hours, adoptable animals, lost/found pets, and animal control, call City of Bloomington Animal Care & Control at 812.349.3492.

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