In 2011, the New York Division of Cemeteries ruled that human burials could not take place in pet cemeteries. This left many people devastated because they wanted their ashes to be buried with their pets…but they couldn’t be.
According to Ed Marin, owner of the 117 year old Hartsdale Pet Cemetery in Westchester, NY, prior to the ban more than 700 people’s ashes had been interred at Hartsdale. He said that he gets five or six requests per year for this service.
Now, New York state will once again allow animal lovers to be buried with their pets, if the cemeteries agree to two conditions:
1) They won’t charge a fee for the burial.
2) They won’t advertise human burial services.
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