New York State Lifts Ban, Allows People and Pets to be Buried TogetherPublished January 10, 2012
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While some folks may consider this item a tad on the morbid side, pet lovers living in New York State who cannot bear the thought of ever being separated from their beloved fur-kids may actually find comfort in the very idea of being buried with their pets.
Although Albany has lifted the ban of humans being buried with their fur kids, they have set stringent guidelines which must be followed. These guidelines include that pet cemeteries are not permitted to advertise that they accept human ashes and no fees may be charged for the interment. People opting to share their final resting place with their dearly departed pets must be fully informed that the services of mandatory record-keeping and restrictions on removal may not be available.
The report indicated that the first pet cemetery to get permission to resume the practice is the Hartsdale Cemetery, which has been the resting place of choice for approximately 70,000 animals and 700 humans.
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