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The Troubled Cremation of Stevie the Cat

Monday, October 14, 2013

We spend billions on our pets, and one of the fastest-growing costs is pet "aftercare." But are those cremated remains you got back really from your pet?

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Comments [4]

Cheyenne from NJ

How did Stevie the Cat have no bones?

Nov. 14 2013 12:50 PM
Anthony from New Jersey

The only way to make 100% sure is to view it yourself!!! Stop the BS because if you love your pet then do the viewing if not you need to put trust in others to complete the task at hand. I have worked in the funeral industry for years and I find it funny that people don't check human cremation at all. Did he get permission to use those stray cats? Sounds like this guy is desperate to maintain his business $180 is retail not cost. Vets give crematories volume so they get a special price as low as $60 per cat or small dog.

Nov. 13 2013 01:19 PM
Anthony from New Jersey

The only way to make 100% sure is to view it yourself!!! Stop the BS because if you love your pet then do the viewing if not you need to put trust in others to complete the task at hand. I have worked in the funeral industry for years and I find it funny that people don't check human cremation at all. Did he get permission to use those stray cats? Sounds like this guy is desperate to maintain his business $180 is retail not cost. Vets give crematories volume so they get a special price as low as $60 per cat or small dog.

Nov. 13 2013 01:01 PM
Tom Cronin

I kept expecting you to raise the possibility of the nervously bewildered crematorium employee. After putting the hamburger and fur cat in the furnace, nothing came back out. Fearing for their job, they took a scoop from the unwanted remains set for disposal, and sent them back. Fraudulent? Perhaps. But well-intentioned. What you might imagine if I Love Lucy had a pet crematorium episode.

Oct. 14 2013 11:38 AM

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