Losing your pet can be as painful as losing a member of your family. And we assume that once they have passed, they will be treated with the same love and respect as they were in life.
Andrea Anastasio and Robert Amato, Licensed Funeral Directors and now owners of Friends Forever Pet Crematory, experienced first-hand that this is unfortunately the exception. When Andrea and Robert lost their pet, Spike, they told their vet they wanted to keep his cremains (the term used for cremated remains).
The vet suggested an individual cremation, and explained that with this option, Spike would be cremated alone and returned to them. This is where things went awry. After an agonizingly long two-week waiting period, Spike’s cremains were ready to be picked up.