New Law Allows Dogs To Be Buried Alongside Their Masters At Cemeteries
Before, people used to have limited options if they wanted to be buried with their beloved dogs. Their only option was to be buried in a pet cemetery if it’s their wish.
But if law allows people to be buried at a pet or a dog cemetery, then why can’t dogs be buried at a human cemetery?
This question is now answered by one state with a New Law.
New York City is changing the rules of where the dogs are allowed to be buried. They passed a new law that enables people to be buried alongside their fur ball if they choose so, in a human cemetery. This is not only for dogs and cats, but the law allows for a wide range of different animals to be buried with their Humans.
Many dog owners are applauding this decision, as their beloved dogs are part of their family. Of course, there are some exemptions to the law. Cemeteries that have a Religious history are not obligated to comply with the new law, and cemeteries which are designed for only 1 human (individual cemeteries) can still choose if they want to refuse to bury any dogs if they so please.
Every year, at least 5 people choose to be buried with their dogs in their cemetery, Westchester County Pet Cemetery stated, rather than being apart from them in a normal human cemetery. These people express their love to their fur babies even after they’re gone by doing so.
Finally, New York is allowing dog owners to rest in peace alongside their living creatures who gave them so much comfort, happiness & companionship during their lifetime spent on earth. After all, we know that it doesn’t make any sense that dogs cannot be buried in a Human cemetery but we can.
In some cases, we choose Family, not who we’re blood-related to; and this also applies to our dogs. They are family. Why make such a strict separation between what defines a family?
Hopefully other states will follow what New York did and create new similar laws.
If someone wished to be buried with his dogs, he has to resort to somehow sneaking him into the cemetery. This act can be dangerous for his relatives or friends who are asked to do this after the dog owner has passed away.
But now in New York, there doesn’t have to be any suspicious or sneaky way to do in the cemetery, performing secret burials for loved ones. If you want to, You & your Dog can be together forever!
You have to know that each cemetery must agree to let you do this and be buried with your dog – it’s the cemetery right to opt out if they choose to. However, it’s definitely a step forward for people whose dogs are family.
New laws can be strict or tough or sometimes confusing, but this new law makes us the importance of it and we really should appreciate it.
If you know someone that would like to be buried with their dog family, share this blog post with him and spread the love.