NC Funeral Home Arranges Services For Family Pets

A North Carolina funeral home wants to be sure that families can give their pets a proper memorial once they're gone.

The Gaston Gazette reports that McLean Funeral Home has opened McLean Pet Care Services.

The business will pick up pets' bodies at a veterinary clinic or at an owner's residence, carrying it out on a gurney or wrapped in a towel.

Edie Hancock, director of McLean Pet Care Services, says often the family is quite upset and it is a top priority to handle the situation respectfully.

The business can cremate your pet or provide a burial service at an owner's home. It can also do pre-planned arrangements and offer ways to memorialize a dead pet with customized urns, markers and memorial DVDs.

Prices range from $15 to several hundred dollars.

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  • by Amy Location: Greenville on Dec 8, 2009 at 07:47 AM
    Cremation services are great for people with big dogs and small backyards. Plus, it's disgusting to have dead animals buried in your yard. Our pets are part of our family and I would want them treated better than the garbage you just toss out.
  • by John Location: Greenville on Dec 7, 2009 at 06:19 AM
    Gotta pay the bills somehow.
  • by C on Dec 7, 2009 at 01:58 AM
    There will be customers who will get this service,I promise you that...the majority of whom will have more money than sense.Alpha,I'm with you here;I love my dog,but when he goes,I have a backyard and a shovel.
  • by ~ALPHA female~ Location: O84P on Dec 6, 2009 at 08:54 PM
    P.T. Barnum was right... there IS a sucker born every minute! ...I'm going to miss my cat, but she will be buried in my backyard.
  • by Jim Location: ENC on Dec 6, 2009 at 07:25 PM
    Nice story, but where is the news story of the Beaufort Co. Deputy that shot and killed a barking dog that was in his owners yard? I haven't seen it online yet? WDNews reported it in the paper... there was no warrant or real reason for officers to be there, certainly no reason to kill this pet. Just looking for the news!
  • by Gville Location: Gville on Dec 6, 2009 at 03:43 PM
    Many vet clinics already do this service for their clients. This is nothing new, besides animal coffins can be bought on the web even cheaper than the vet.
  • by Wondering Location: NC on Dec 6, 2009 at 01:17 PM
    how about put the pet names in the obituary also and a photo.
  • by curious Location: greenville on Dec 6, 2009 at 12:20 PM
    will they do this for a family member, you know to save money, I have a big backyard

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