Memorializing a close pet or a treasured animal when they pass on can be a hard decision to make, whether the deceased animal was a dog, cat, horse, bird, mouse, or even a fish.
The pet loss service industry is booming. More people are deciding to cremate their animals rather than bury them, and they are not just the usual pets like cats and dogs. All manner of animals have been cremated in order to be memorialized in an animal urn by those who loved them.
Urns for pet ashes can be found now for every sort of animal, from lizards and fish to cows and horses. An animal urn is usually customized with the pet’s name or some other memento unique to that animal, so that their memory can be treasured for a long time.
Urns for pet ashes come in all shapes and sizes, from boxes to jars to statues of the specific breed or animal. The variety of urns for pet ashes available can make the selection of one a daunting task. It is the last gift a pet owner can give to their beloved animal, the perfect final resting place.
However, some people who are not sympathetic to animals will not understand the loss that a pet owner is experiencing, and will take advantage of their grief. In an investigation of one crematorium, it was discovered that the ashes in an animal urn were not from the correct pet. Pet owners should be wary and research the facilities they wish to utilize to ensure that the animals are being treated with the respect they deserve.