Learning about the pet cremation process is vital for all pet owners and employees of animal care facilities. No assumptions can be made and specific questions should be asked. A cremation company's vague brochures and websites should be your first warning for suspicion. Terminology and definitions are quite different between crematories. Upstanding cremation facilities should be transparent and forthcoming with any questions presented to them.
Most animal hospitals that use other cremation facilities have not been educated to the cremation processes used by the facility. If you asked them "Is my pet the only pet in the cremation chamber?", the answer will often be "yes", when in fact that is not the case. Paris Pet Crematory educates their client hospitals as to the exact cremation procedure. Your veterinarian should not choose a facility based on price alone.
Recommended questions that should be asked:
- Regardless of terminology, is my pet the only pet in the cremation chamber?
- How long before my pet is picked up by the cremation facility?
- Where is the crematory located?
- How long before I get my pet's cremains returned (shipped or hand delivered)?
- What is the cost for cremation, private versus partitioned?
Pet Cremation Process at Paris Pet Crematory
The cremation process begins with the pet owner's decision to have their pet cremated. All paperwork to be filled out should have clear and precise wording as to the exact type of cremation. This should include a descriptive definition of the cremation process.
The three major types of pet cremation are communal, partitioned and private. We also offer an attended cremation, a video file of your pet's cremation or a personal webcast of your pet's cremation.
Communal cremation is the process of multiple pets being cremated together with out any separation of ashes (also known as cremains). The cremains are spread in our on-site memorial garden.
Partitioned cremation is the process where a small amount of pets are placed in the cremation chamber and are divided by "partitions". The locations of the pets in the chamber are documented and the cremains removed according to the documentation.
Private cremation is the process where just one pet is placed in the cremation chamber and the cremains are removed after the cremation.
Once the decision on what type of cremation service you would like for your pet is made then the Cremation Form is filled out with you and your pet's information.
If you are at an animal hospital, your pet is then placed in a cadaver bag with the Cremation Form attached. Your pet would then be placed in cold storage until transportation to the crematorium.
When our pick up and delivery personnel arrive at the animal hospital we will make sure all the information on the Cremation Form is legible and corresponding.
Once at Paris Pet Crematory the cremation will begin.
Please contact us by submitting a form or calling us at (262) 878-9194.