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Animal lovers welcome plans for pet cemetery
9:00am Thursday 31st January 2013 in News
ANIMAL lovers have welcomed plans to create a pet cemetery in Tendring.
Council environment boss Nick Turner has proposed a series of changes to bereavement services, which could also include a new woodland burial site.
The plans come following an announcement that the cremators at Weeley Crematorium are nearing the end of their life and will need to be replaced.
Mr Turner said: “We will be starting a wall of remembrance so that families can have a permanent memorial for their loved ones.
“At the same time I would like to increase our offer to the residents of Tendring by offering woodland burial and a pet cemetery.”
Jane Nettleton, secretary of Tendring-based charity Spirit of the Dog, welcomed proposals for a pet cemetery.
“Losing a pet can be devastating,” she said. “They are a very important part of a family and to have somewhere to go when you have lost that much-loved pet would be very nice.”