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NY rules pet cemeteries can bury human ashes

Published September 14, 2013 7:57 pm
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Albany, N.Y. • New regulations will allow New York animal lovers to spend eternity with their pets.

The Daily News reports (http://nydn.us/16rANlX ) that officials have finalized rules allowing pet cemeteries to accept the cremated remains of humans.

The cemeteries can bury pet owners' ashes as long as they don't charge a fee for it and don't advertise human burial services.



New York's Division of Cemeteries put a halt to human burials at pet cemeteries in 2011 after an Associated Press story about the practice. It later relaxed the ban on a limited basis and began working on permanent rules.

Ed Martin, owner of the 117-year-old Hartsdale Pet Cemetery in Westchester County, says he gets five or six requests a year from humans who want to have their ashes buried with their pets.

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Information from: Daily News, http://www.nydailynews.com

 

 

 

 

 

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