Sunday, April 30, 2023
Opinion: ‘Until we meet again, brave little cat.’ The heartbreak and taboo of burying our pets
The Barcelona City Council recently announced plans for the country’s first public pet cemetery, which will open next year. Bereaved pet owners can send off their beloved pets through either burials or cremations. It is estimated that 7,000 services will be carried out each year.
The Spanish city cited a need for a pet cemetery, with over 180,000 dogs residing in the city. That is roughly 50% of Catalonian families that own pets.
The project requires a 1.1-million euros investment, with services costing around 200 euros. Pet owners may add services for an additional cost, and the cemetery will offer collective cremation service to divide costs among various owners.
For more information see Eric Tourigny “Opinion: ‘Until we meet again, brave little cat.’ The heartbreak and taboo of burying our pets” CNN Opinion , April 3, 2023.
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