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New Law In NY Allows Pets To Be Buried Next To Their Humans in Cemeteries

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    Pet cemeteries used to be the only option for pet owners who didn’t want to be separated from their beloved pets after death. But if humans could be buried at pet cemeteries, then why shouldn’t pets be allowed to be buried at human cemeteries?

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    Now that has become a reality in the state of New York, thanks to a new law that was recently signed into effect by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The new law permits cremated remains of pets to be buried alongside their owners in human cemeteries.

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    In addition to your dog or cat, the law covers many different animals, including reptiles and invertebrates as well.

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    While religious cemeteries are exempt and other cemeteries are allowed to deny pets, it’s still a big step forward with progress made.

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    Before this law, people who wanted to be buried with their pets had to do so in pet cemeteries only. Edward C. Martin Jr., director of Hartsdale Pet Cemetery in Westchester County, told the Pawbuzzthat about five to seven people are buried there with their pets each year.



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