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Michelle 10 years old with her pony Hobbit
Michelle 10 years old with her pony, Hobbit

Michelle with a rescue horse
at the MSSPA, Windham, Maine

We specialize in the respectful and dignified pick-up, handling, transport and composting of horses and other large animals after their death. Due to numerous requests, we have recently expanded our services to include smaller companion animals. We will arrange to pick up your pet from your veterinarian or directly from your home.

By request, we can place your companion animal in a private burial pile and return his or her remains to you (like getting the ashes back after a private cremation) in the form of a finished soil amendment. You can use this compost product for landscaping, flower beds or in your pet's favorite field.

"Thank you so much for your compassion, knowledge, skill and kindness when we were faced with difficult end of life decisions for our dear old horse, Troubles. No option seemed comfortable until we were referred to Compassionate Composting. It made perfect sense to us to choose this sustainable, earth-friendly option and your sensitivity was very much appreciated. As our herd ages I am comforted to know we have this dignified and respectful way to care for their remains when the time comes."
—Jeannine Anderson

Contact Michelle Melaragno
Call 207-240-1316
Email [email protected]

"Thanks, Michelle, for taking good care of my girl.
Her birthday is today....she would have been 30!"
Michelle Melaragno
Auburn, Maine
[email protected]
Hours by appointment: Please call or email to schedule your visit.