Hutchison Funeral Home is proud to announce that we now offer pet cremations.
Pets are part of the family and we believe that you should have the opportunity to celebrate the life of your family members, both human and otherwise. The Hutchison Funeral Home recognizes that losing a pet can be just as painful as losing any loved one, and we are here to help you navigate your grief and memorialize your beloved pet.
Many pet owners prefer cremation over burial for a number of reasons. Cremating your pet means you can transport their remains with you if you have to move, whereas burial means you have to leave them behind. If an owner must make the difficult decision to euthanize their pet, many municipalities require that the pet be cremated because the injected drugs would present a risk to the water table if the animal was buried.
There are three types of pet cremations: private, partitioned, and communal. In a private cremation, a single pet is placed in the chamber and cremated individually. In partitioned cremations, several pets are placed in the same chamber with partitions. Some comingling of ashes does occur in partitioned cremations. In communal cremations, several pets are cremated at once with no partitions. No remains are returned to owners in the case of a communal cremation.
Our private pet cremation services are available for any animal weighing 100 pounds or less. After you drop off your pet with us, the cremation process will take 7 business days. The cremation process for an animal is almost exactly the same as that of a human, though it usually takes less time. We also offer a number of memorialization options such as keepsakes, urns, memory beads, or any other product featured on the Paws and Remember website. Contact us today for more information.
Posted on 11/14/2016 at 3:00:00 AM