The death of a pet is perceived very hard, sometimes no easier than the death of a relative. Therefore, it is very important to say goodbye to your pet with dignity, to bury it according to all the rules. At the same time, it is necessary not to violate sanitary standards, which prohibit burying the bodies of animals in cities. You can bury your pet in official or unofficial pet cemeteries or outside the city.
Official pet cemetery
It is more convenient and simpler to bury pets in official cemeteries, but, unfortunately, there are still few of them in our country - only about five. So, in Moscow there is only one such cemetery, which is located in the Moscow region. Residents of St. Petersburg and Yekaterinburg can bury their pets at official burials. But it is not cheap, from about 3 to 10 thousand, depending on the location. For example, at the Moscow pet cemetery there is a special alley of heroes, where the most expensive plots are located.
In official cemeteries, which are located within the city limits, animal bodies cannot be buried according to the law. Therefore, it is necessary to carry out cremation, which will also require costs. You can cremate a pet in the same place, you can also order this service from other services.
The good thing about official cemeteries is that they guarantee the safety of graves and monuments installed on them. You can be sure that you have not violated the laws, environmental and sanitary standards of the city. You know exactly where your pet rests and you can visit it at any time.
Unofficial pet cemeteries
There are many more unofficial pet cemeteries, they are found in almost all major cities. In such places, pet owners bury them on their own, erect monuments and take care of graves on their own. You can bury an animal in such a place for free, but no one guarantees the safety of the grave. In addition, it is prohibited by the law on keeping pets in cities: you cannot arrange independent cemeteries for pets. But, as a rule, there is no security in such places, and no one enforces this rule, especially if the cemetery is located outside the city.
Other pet burial sites
Some pet owners choose to bury their deceased pets right in the yard. This is not recommended, especially if the animal has died from an infection or you do not know the exact cause of death. Bodies can be carriers of various viruses, as well as pathogenic fungi, bacteria and other organisms, which, after decomposition, enter the soil and contaminate groundwater. Therefore, it is undesirable to bury the animal within the city on your own, and if you have no other opportunity, order cremation and bury the urn with the ashes.
For the same reasons, it is not recommended to bury the pet's body in your country house or near residential areas. If you do not want to cremate the animal, take it away from the city, find a beautiful place in the forest and make a grave there.