Do funeral homes assist with pet funeral services?
Rosette and I have several pets at our home. Bailey is our cat and she is almost five. We also have mother and daughter Springer Spaniels. Daphne and Millie will greet all visitors to our funeral home with a warm tail wag. We also have four rabbits, and seven baby rabbits that we recently helped find a good home. They are our ‘furry family’.
Having a pet die is painful. We all have feelings for our loved ones, including our pets. Our feelings will be as individual for our pets as they are for our human loved ones. How we will memorialize our pets will be individual as well.
An important consideration when a pet dies is how you are going to feel about the pet’s remembrance. Do you want some token of that pet for your own memory bank? Do you have a place where you go frequently? Will you be ok with the cremation of your pet, or would you like a pet burial? What about any children, and their emotions surrounding the family pet?
According to the American Pet Products Manufacturers Association 75% of all pets are cremated. Your Veterinarian should provide cremation services or be able to recommend one. We provide a selection of pet urns, keepsakes, garden monuments, and even those ‘nose-print’ necklace pieces through our catalogue. Most any funeral home would assist you in making sure you get the proper information to make a decision.
North Carolina Law does not allow pets to be buried in the same cemetery as humans. Some municipalities have local laws that prohibit the burials of any type of animal in most any place within their jurisdiction. Burials that are marked by family members, on ones own property, are done all the time however. A burial on one’s property should be done with consideration of the future sale of that property and the fact you couldn’t easily take ‘Fluffy’ with you when you move.