Author Topic: Burying pets alongside people?  (Read 754 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Myrrh23

  • OC.net guru
  • *******
  • Posts: 1,639
Burying pets alongside people?
« on: September 27, 2008, 11:33:14 PM »
Does anyone know if it would be allowed to bury a family pet alongside a loved one, each in his own plot? Thanks!
*I am no longer posting on OC.net*

We all have a Black Dog and a White Dog inside of us. The One you feed the most eventually eats the Other.

All are tempted, but it is the courageous person who clings to God during the storm. For the Ego is a prison, but Christ is the Liberator

Offline Quinault

  • Protokentarchos
  • *********
  • Posts: 4,518
  • What about frogs? I like frogs!
Re: Burying pets alongside people?
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2008, 01:12:39 AM »
Would the cemetary allow it? Most cemetaries are for people or pets, not both.

Offline ytterbiumanalyst

  • Professor Emeritus, CSA
  • Merarches
  • ***********
  • Posts: 8,790
Re: Burying pets alongside people?
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2008, 07:34:57 AM »
Depends on the local laws. In Greene Co., Missouri, the county owns all cemeteries, which are only to be used for people. However, one funeral home has obtained a licence to bury pets on their property (they own several acres). Cemeteries are a local matter, so you'll have to ask at your county courthouse.
"It is remarkable that what we call the world...in what professes to be true...will allow in one man no blemishes, and in another no virtue."--Charles Dickens

Offline Jetavan

  • Argumentum ad australopithecum
  • Taxiarches
  • **********
  • Posts: 6,580
  • Barlaam and Josaphat
    • The Mystical Theology
Re: Burying pets alongside people?
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2014, 01:07:23 PM »
Man's Best Friend To The End: Resting In Peace Beside Your Pet
....
Across the country, there are cemeteries for people, and cemeteries for pets. But in the past few years, some states have passed laws allowing cemeteries to create sections where pets and humans can be buried next to each other. Virginia is about to become the latest state allowing cemeteries to designate sections where pets can be buried next to their beloved owners.
....
Virginia joins a growing number of states, including Pennsylvania and New York, where cemeteries are allowed to create special pet-human burial sections
....
"Just like for humans, they're going to have to be in an outer burial container, because we got to maintain the appearance of the graves forever," he says. "There are pet caskets; there's companies out there that we use that have caskets designed for different sizes of [animals]. Primarily it's cats and dogs that we're working with."
« Last Edit: June 22, 2014, 01:08:52 PM by Jetavan »
If you will, you can become all flame.
Extra caritatem nulla salus.
In order to become whole, take the "I" out of "holiness".
सर्वभूतहित
Ἄνω σχῶμεν τὰς καρδίας
"Those who say religion has nothing to do with politics do not know what religion is." -- Mohandas Gandhi
Y dduw bo'r diolch.