National Pet Memorial Day

Above: Early pet burial ceremony courtesy of Hartsdale Pet Cemetery.

Today is National Pet Memorial Day. Pet burials and pet loss ceremonies are common today and members of the International Association of Pet Cemeteries (IAPC) hold the memorial in honor of all departed pets.

The Hartsdale Pet Cemetery will be celebrating by hosting an interfaith blessing of the animals, along with a pet adoption event, and a canine demonstration. I wrote about this pet cemetery in Blessing of the Animals because it is one of the oldest pet cemeteries in the United States.

Today the average cost to bury a pet averages about $1,500, but can run upward of $5,000 while the average cost of cremation is about $200 to $300.

Read an article about National Pet Memorial Day or the history of pet burials.

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