Thursday, December 13, 2018
New York is changing up things for avid pet lovers. A new law now allows pets to be buried with their owners in a traditional cemetery, and the law is not limited to simply cats and dogs. The only legal choice previously for pet owners was to be buried with the furry loved ones in a pet cemetery.
There are a few exemptions, however. Cemeteries of religious facilities can refuse to comply, and individual cemeteries have the option to not allow any animals within their grounds.
For those that choose to care for an animal within their home and within their hearts, that animal can become family. New York is finally allowing pet owners to rest in peace next to the living creatures who provided so much comfort, companionship, and happiness during their time on earth.
See New Law Allows Pets to be Buried Alongside Their Humans at Cemeteries, The Animal Rescue Site, December 12, 2018.
Special thanks to Richard E. Mattersdorff for bringing this article to my attention.