These days, our pets are a part of the family. Many people spend lots of money on pet carriers just so they can take their pet with them wherever they go. For some, pets are like children. That’s why having one’s pet ride along in the funeral cars with the families is becoming more and more common.
In the United States, there are more than 300 million animal companions. That’s a huge number considering there is roughly 300 million people in the country. According to reports, more than 60 percent of homes in the United States have a beloved pet. Nearly 40 percent of homes in the nation have a dog while more than 30 percent have a cat. Other pets are also represented in households, including hamsters, rabbits and reptiles.
Believe it or not, pets grieve when a member of a household dies. Many times, they may grieve even more because they do not understand what is happening. For them, it is just a traumatic experience that they do not understand. That’s why some families allow them to ride in the funeral cars alongside their beloved friend so they can say goodbye in their own little way.
Do you have pets that would miss you when you pass away? Do you know anybody who loves their pet so much that they would want them in the funeral cars as they went to their final burial place?
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