September 20, 2021


We know our pets

A Bangor cemetery will now allow individuals be buried with their animals

It’s believed that close to two-thirds of American homes have at the very least a single pet — mostly pet dogs and cats, who are generally dealt with as treasured associates of the loved ones, in accordance to the American Veterinary Professional medical Association.

People numbers are not missing on Stephen Burrill, director of Mount Hope Cemetery in Bangor, who in the latest decades has fielded a number of requests from persons and couples who desire to be buried with their beloved pet dog or cat. But in advance of this 12 months, pet burials of any kind were not permitted at Mount Hope.

About the earlier yr, Burrill and his employees at the cemetery made a decision to respond to those requests and build a new good deal, the Full-Household Lot, at Mount Hope that will allow for people today to be buried with the cremated stays of their loved ones pet — the initial this sort of alternative to be permitted in a cemetery in Maine.