View Full Version : Heartless NY Bureaucrats Nix Sharing Your Eternity With Mittens, Fido & Tweetie

06-11-2011, 09:00 AM
Humans are no longer welcome to spend eternity alongside their furry friends in New York State.

The New York Division of Cemeteries has ordered animal cemeteries to stop burying the ashes of humans next to the dogs, cats and birds that are buried there. The order came on the heels of an Associated Press story in February about humans whose ashes shared a final resting place at the Hartsdale Pet Cemetery with those of their pet.

The 155-year-old cemetery, which bills itself as the oldest of its kind in the country, has the ashes of an estimated 700 people interred with its 75,000 animals.

The ruling has upset Rhona Levy, 61, of the Bronx, who has four pets buried at the Hartsdale cemetery and had planned to have her ashes interred there.

"Suddenly, I'm not at peace anymore," she told The AP. "You want to be with the people you are closest with, your true loved ones. The only loved ones I have in my life right now are my pets, which I consider my children."

The cemetery division said cemeteries providing burial space for humans must be operated as a nonprofit, and that the Hartsdale facility was violating laws governing nonprofits by promoting the human-interment service and charging $235 to open a grave and add ashes.


Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/lifestyle/pets/2011/06/11/2011-06-11_its_grave_ruling_for_humans__their_pets.html#ixzz1OyICJOTQ

06-12-2011, 09:35 AM
All Cemeteries have to be non profit or just in NY? Could have fooled me as much as all that non sense cost. It's a shame that our government wastes time, effort, and money on things like this. Who cares if they want to be buried with there pets?

06-14-2011, 06:12 PM
... Sometimes, dead is better.