S/O: if you bury a pet in the backyard, and then you move, do you leave it there?

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ChildOfThe60s
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Posted: 1/23/2013 9:59:20 PM
We've faced that issue and recently moved from a house where two of my favorite dogs are buried. I hated leaving them.

From a legal perspective, consider that animals die in the wild all the time. The bodies lay on the ground and eventually decompose with no evidence besides bones. There's no crime in that, right? ...thinking aloud here... I guess that your Veterinarian would know about local laws re: pet burial. Let us know. It's an interesting question.



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ChildOfThe60s
Who has my six? Anyone??

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Posted: 1/23/2013 10:01:11 PM
Oh, and unless the animal is in a very shallow grave I wouldn't bother telling the new owners. Although you could create a gravestone of some sort (a concrete stone or a large rock with writing on it) that would clue them in.


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mishkismom
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Posted: 1/23/2013 10:57:40 PM
Oh My God! I am going to be thinking of poor Uncle David for a very long time!
I buried various birds and other critters that got hurt and I wasn't able to get them well. We lived at the bottom of a steep hill and our kitchen window was the last destination of quite a few birds.

I hate to say this but I have never even considered this question. The last pet that died was when I was 16. In my family they all seemed to be very old and ill at the end so my Mom would have them euthanized. We always left them there and until I grew up and got my own pets I didn't realize you COULD take them with you or have their ashes. I know it sounds awful and silly now but like I said in another thread about death it is a terrible secretive thing in my family. (death that is)
My cat I have now I decided a long time ago what I will do with him. I heard about those necklaces you can have their ashes put in. I will do something like that.


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