Furry, four-legged creatures have become more than man’s best friend. Now they are often considered a part of some people’s families
This is why the Serenity Dog Walk was held at Rose Hill Cemetery in connection with the Washington County Humane Society. In honor of National Pet Memorial Day, the cemetery debuted their new cremation garden where pets are now able to be laid to rest alongside their owners. Pet walkers who participated enjoyed treats, a dedication ceremony and a peaceful walk through the area.
“More and more people are starting to realize that pets are an important part of the family. When the kids go off and out on their own, the dogs are still there and the cats so we just wanted to be able to meet that need in the community,” said Colleen Rafferty the executive director of the cemetery.
Officials say any pet, from a lizard to a horse can be cremated and placed in the memorial garden.