As pet owners, the last thing we want to think about is our beloved pet passing away. Our pets are cherished members of our family and the time that we have with them is never long enough.
Although death is inevitable, it is always a hard to accept, at any age. While it is sad to consider being without our pets, it is important to have a plan in place so we are not forced into making rash decisions that may be influenced by grief.
Cremation is the environmentally-friendly and cost-effective alternative to a traditional burial. If you are like the thousands of other Australians who choose cremation, then there a few important matters you should consider before choosing a pet crematorium.
1. Do your research
Understand the difference between single and group cremations. A single cremation ensures that the ashes you will be getting back are 100% your pet’s and your pet’s alone. Group cremations, on the other hand, see multiple animals cremated together with no promise that the ashes you receive after the process are solely your pet’s.
Detailed in their processes and procedures, the team at Pet Angel Funerals guarantee 100% individual cremations in their privately owned and operated crematorium. This guarantee ensures that you are only holding the ashes of your pet when they are returned safely to you.
2. Physically visit the facility
Book an appointment to physically visit the facility. Most crematoriums will accommodate your request and walk you through their processes. It’s important for you to see the facility to make sure it’s up to your discerning standards.
At Pet Angel Funerals we have an open door policy. While you can visit at any time, we encourage you to contact 1800 738 264 to book a personal tour of the Pet Angel Funerals facility.
3. Establish what your expectations are
Consider what you’d like to do with your pet’s ashes. If you decide to keep them, Pet Angel Funerals offers a range of memorial products that help you keep your furry friend’s memory alive for years to come. Alternatively, if you decide that you do not want to get your pet’s ashes back then the Pet Angel Funerals team will scatter the ashes on your behalf, in a dignified manner at Eden Ridge Farm.
Creating a plan and putting some thought into what you’d like to do can put your mind at ease. Without a plan you run the risk of making a rash decision that is influenced by grief that over time you may come to regret. Take the time to weigh up your options. This will ensure that you are prepared and have made the best decision for you and your family.