N.Y. Pet Cemeteries Can Now Bury Human Ashes

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Some people refer to cats and dogs as their children. Now, they can spend eternity next to their furry family members.

As WCBS 880′s Sophia Hall reported, a new state regulation allows pet cemeteries to bury human ashes along with deceased pets.


  • Pet Cemeteries Can Now Bury Human Ashes
  • WCBS 880′s Sophia Hall reports.

The fight to reverse the ban against human burials at pet cemeteries began in 2011, when retired NYPD Officer Thomas Ryan wanted to be laid to rest next to his three dogs in Westchester County.

Under the new rules, pet cemeteries can bury cremated remains of humans, as long as they do not charge a fee for human burial and do not advertise burial services.

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Source: CBS local New York


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