Over the years, pets become members of the family, and when they pass, you’ll want to celebrate their life by providing a proper memorial. There are different ways to say goodbye and honor your pet. We’re going to explain what communal pet cremation is, along with the benefits and drawbacks.
What Is Communal Pet Cremation?
Communal pet cremation involves cremating the remains of more than one animal simultaneously. The ashes of different animals will mix. Group cremation is a good option if you do not wish to get the ashes back and you’re looking for a more cost effective way to cremate your pet.
There are different services available to cremate your dog or cat. Cremation is one of the most popular ways to lay pets to rest. To help you decide, you must understand how communal cremation works.
What Happens During Communal Cremation for Pets?
Communal cremation involves putting multiple animals into our Aquamation machine simultaneously. The process of gentle water flow and temperature reduce the animal’s remains to bone, which are then turned into ash.
Will You Get the Pet Ashes Back After Group Cremation?
No, retrieving your pet’s ashes after the communal cremation is not possible. Group cremation results in the mingling of several pets, therefore, owners do not receive ashes or an Urn.
At Paws Into Grace, when we perform a communal cremation, we scatter the ashes respectfully at sea with help from our partner, Oceans of Love. The ceremony includes laying fresh flowers and ringing a captain’s bell to honor the beloved pets at their final resting place.
How Much Does Communal Cremation for Pets Cost?
Communal cremation for pets starts at $175, depending on the weight of your pet. Many choose to use communal cremation because it is a more cost-effective way to cremate your pet.
What Is the Difference Between Communal and Individual Cremation?
Individual cremation means your dog or cat will be cremated on their own, and the ashes you receive back will be theirs only. Consequently, you can get the ashes back to keep in an urn or to spread.
What Are the Benefits of Communal Pet Cremation?
Cremation is a loving and dignified way of caring for a pet’s remains. There are different reasons why you should consider group cremation once your pet dies.
- Cost-effective option: Group cremation is the most cost effect way to cremate your pet at Paws into Grace.
- Peacefully laid at sea: Because of our partnership with Oceans of Love, you can ensure your pet’s ashes will be peacefully and respectfully spread at sea.
- Pet owners: This is a great option for pet owners who don’t have the ability or transportation to spread their pet’s ashes at sea but wish to do so.
What Are the Disadvantages of Pet Group Cremation?
Impersonal feeling: Group cremation combines the ashes of different animals. Hence, the process may feel impersonal to some people.
No Urn to display at home: Unlike individual cremation, your pet will be cremated with others and you won’t receive the ashes after the procedure, so there will be no need for an urn.
However, there are many ways to remember your pet without an Urn, such as a memorial necklace or custom ornament with you pet’s name.
Can I Make Memorial Items With My Pet’s Ashes After Communal Cremation?
Unfortunately, with communal cremation you will not receive the ashes back from your pet. If you would like a paw print paperweight or ashes for a necklace or urn, opting for individual cremation would be a better option.
Do I receive anything back if I choose Communal Cremation?
Yes, you will receive a picture of the event and GPS coordinates from where your pet’s ashes were spread. These come from our partner, Oceans of Love.
How Do I Bring My Pet’s Body to be cremated?
You can bring your pet’s body to our office in Escondido, CA, or we can arrange a transport for you. We want to help ease the burden and pain of handling such a delicate matter, so you may choose whichever works best for your situation.
Losing pets can be extremely painful. Communal pet cremation is an excellent alternative to make the situation easier and more affordable. When it’s time to say goodbye to your pet best friend, you can show one last act of love and appreciation by providing proper cremation.