HomeHuman to cat relationshipcremationA pet crematorium switched my cat’s ashes and paw print with those of a large dog and are refusing to admit their mistake. How can I locate my pet’s ashes and print?

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A pet crematorium switched my cat’s ashes and paw print with those of a large dog and are refusing to admit their mistake. How can I locate my pet’s ashes and print? — 5 Comments

  1. Unfortunately just like in the funeral business for humans pet parents who are emotionally bereft and grieving will be taken advantage of by some unethical business people. We have to remember that this is a business to them, that entity is about making money which is normal for a business, and they do not have any feelings for your kitty. However no business should be allowed to deceive you and take your money but it goes on all the time in many businesses. Best solution is to research your options before you are grieving.

  2. There is another alternative. It is possible that someone else is in the same situation, but with a deceased dog. I would recommend that the cat owner publish a public request for whomever took their dog to the crematorium and was given cat ashes/paw prints to contact you (the cat owner).

  3. I’ve had a couple of very negative experiences with crematoriums, though there’s nothing pleasant about any of it. I pushed for a local one to scan cats for chip id and document it, but I got a big fat nothing on that. Even animal control thought that was asking too much. It’s a shady, callous business you can’t expect much from. I’ve switched to aquamation, a green process that takes more time to do but found the people involved are empathetic and sympathetic. Crematorium people are ghouls imo. So sad the owner in this article had the egregious interaction but I’m not surprised.
    P.S. I think dog prints are easy to differentiate from cats’, but that’s just me.

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