Not to worry anyone, but I just got curious about pet cremation when I saw this article on the Philippine Star.
I secretly wanted something like that urn for all of our dogs when they pass and I want them displayed here in our house, too.
Unlike with actual human family members, dogs don't get meaningful burials. And I've been through a number of dog deaths in the family to know that most of the time, their bodies are left buried in our backyard.
We don't have a big backyard where we now live. There's only a small garden we know isn't fit for burying. So where do we put the dogs when they eventually...rest in peace? I can't stomach throwing their bodies in the garbage bin and we can't just bury them in a vacant lot, where someone's house is going to sit there sooner or later.
So, I said to myself when I read the article, I'd like them cremated, in an urn, where they can be with us in the house even when they're not there anymore.
Then, I googled for information about pet cremation and found these links:
Day care centers, cremation services now offered for your pets
And since dogs’ life span is 10 to 15 years, the owners' attachment to their pets are understandable and inevitable. He said it is because of this that Animal House now offers cremation as one of its services.
Pet Cremation, Manila, Philippines
Rainbow Bridge Pet Memorial Services can alleviate many of the problems involved with pet deaths and burials. We provide twenty four hour cellphone service, which allows you to reach us in your time of need. We will pick up the pet from the home or veterinary clinic. Please find this information useful:
Package includes: 1) Pick-up and drop-off of remains from and to the clinic or your home, 2) marble urn and name engraving, 2) memorial card with pictures, 3) custom acrylic paperweight. The service may take 4-14 days, depending on the availability and/or delivery of marble urns, engraver and customization of paperweight.
As life-long pet lovers ourselves, you can be assured that your loved ones will be treated with utmost respect and decency as they rightfully deserved. Afterall, this service was made possible because of our interest in providing a graceful goodbye to our pets who we also consider family members, and who deserves nothing less. We will also provide documentation photos of the whole process upon request.
P 9,000.00 for Small dogs (10kg below) and all Cat sizes
P 10,000.00 for Medium dogs (20kg below)
P 12,000.00 for Large dogs (21kg up)
Give us a call or an SMS through this cellphone number: +63 915 607.6080 or you can email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
All dogs (and cats) can go to heaven in style
In Katipunan Valley, Loyola Heights in Quezon City, part of a 5,000-sq m lot owned by the Manila Electric Co. has been turned into a burial ground for pets. The compound also houses the animal rehabilitation center of the organization.I'm putting it here on this blog for my reference.
Anna Cabrera, PAWS’ program director, said she prefers the term “pet memorial” to pet cemetery.
“We never thought of this place as a burial ground,” Cabrera told the Inquirer. “Initially, we just wanted to accommodate pet owners who live in condominium units or apartment buildings who have no lots of their own to bury their dead pets.
And maybe yours, too.