A Time for Compassion & Honoring Family

GettyImages_90721602When a beloved companion passes, it can be wrenching. This may be especially true when others neither understand nor are sympathetic to your grief.

During such intense times we seek comfort through private rituals and the arrangements made for a loved one’s remains. When a companion animal dies, cremation is the most common practice, but a natural home burial is also commonplace – for those with yards. For those of us without land who prefer burial, the option for a natural burial in a cemetery is nearly nonexistent.

flickr.com, Anita363Pet cemeteries – most of which are not deeded in perpetuity – provide plastic caskets, metal containers. If wood caskets are offered, they are usually stained and varnished, lined with polyester, and placed in the ground among plastic caskets and metal containers.

While we may typically associate animals with nature, in death many of our beloved companions are denied being reconnected with the cycles of life that come from being laid to rest in a more natural grave.

The Green Pet-Burial Society joins with those fostering green burials in ushering a new era when we can

To learn more, read our Mission and Vision which we fulfill through various Projects; and peruse the fascinating information throughout our website.

photo credits:
dog and cat. gettyimages.com, Denise Villeneuve
yellow flowers. flickr.com, Anita363, P9120002

updated January 3, 2016