There is good news for all pet parents. While losing is a pet is like losing one’s own child, the inevitable does happen. However, many pet parents grieve for their pets for a long time, as they do not get to perform last rites, and this does not give them closure. To address this issue, People’s for Animals (PFA) Abhaya is all set to open an electric crematorium for pets at their Nagole shelter.
It’s a one-of-its-kind crematorium in the city where people can give a farewell that will help them heal over time.
Abhaya is now working on constructing the electric crematorium on 3-acre land that is owned by the GHMC. On a normal day, owners who own a piece of land bury their pets on that land. Otherwise, they depend on crematoriums used for humans and burial grounds. However, only a small bit of land is given for the purpose, and many crematoriums say an outright no to pet parents.
For now, there is Swarg Vatika in Secunderabad that most pet parents go to. Sumathi, who is part of PFA, says that it is indeed a harrowing experience for pet parents when their pet dies and they have nowhere to bury or cremate it. She and her teammates are closely working with the GHMC to set up the electric crematorium in Nagole.
Sumathi reveals that their organization has already put in a request for the machine, while the shed for the machine has already been constructed. She says while the entire project requires Rs 50 lakh, they have managed to collect Rs 12 lakh so far. Once they collect the rest, the crematorium will be thrown open. The pet parents who cremate their pets can then plant a sapling along with the ashes.