Pet owners find comfort in providing a burial site for their beloved pet.  If you do not own property, it is not always feasible to bury a horse.  The following information provides regulatory guidance for Oklahoma on burial requirements as well as other disposal options.

Oklahoma State Agricultural Services provides regulatory guidance on the appropriate disposal.  The official guidance may be found at:  www.oda.state.ok.us/aems/carcass%20disposal%20options.pdf 

Equine Crematory Services


Precious Pets Cemetary and Crematory

5520 N. Spencer Road

Spencer, OK 73084

(405) 771-5510

ANIMAL DISPOSAL SERVICES:  The following organizations are specifically mentioned in several organizational sites.  Your local veterinarian who performs the euthanasia will be a source for local services.


M & M Animal Disposal

23119 Oakview

Tecumseh OK 74873

(405) 639-0510



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 at (800)-963-4776

Darlington International, Inc.

915 N. 5th Street

PO Box 86

Collinsville, OK 74021

(918) 371-2528

Valley Proteins

1208 S. Calumet Road

Calumet, OK 73014

(405) 262-2923

If you have land to bury your equine, there are a couple of options for you.


Getting a backhoe to dig is the greatest challenge for most.  The Rural Cooperatives will often come dig the hole since they have the equipment for a fee.  Normally $150


Another option is to contact your County Commissioner.  Some Counties in Oklahoma will come dig the grave for your equine at no charge.

COMPOSTING:   Composting your horse is a very viable free option and legal in most states.  Check your state laws!  Oklahoma State University has put out a real handy document showing how the best way to compost your equine.  http://oces.okstate.edu/harper/ANSI-8220compost%20-1.pdf