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Q: Will They Let me?

November 10, 2011 | By Ches21 | 6 answers | Expired: 1061 days ago

Ches21

Does anyone know if when I take Teddy in to have her put down if they will let me bring her home so I can bury her in the backyard The only pets that are not buried in my yard are Lady, Chelsea and Lowernce but I would think Teddy would want to be buried in my backyard in the yard that she loves so much so that she can always be near her family although I do believe that her spirit will flow free when she is gone but I want to know if the vets will let me bring her home to bury her and have a little funrel for her which I have done for all of my pets including the ones that are not buried in the yard. So Do you know?

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Margo S.
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Nov 12, 2011

If the vet doesn't allow you to take Teddy home, perhaps you could consider this as an alternative. You could ask for a lock of hair or fur and take that home with you. Then you can bury that in a little box or envelope in the backyard in a favorite spot. That way, part of Teddy's always in a familiar place. I did that with my cat, Asia. He is having private cremation also. (If Teddy isn't scared by seeing a pair of scissors, you could take the little piece of fur or hair in advance.)

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NonGlassMenagerie
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Nov 10, 2011

As Bonnie stated, some cities have ordinances banning the burial of pets in the city limits unless in a pet cemetery. Your vet will know if the city has an ordinance in place. If your vet has allowed your family to take animals for burial before, your city probably doesn't have an ordinance banning it - unless something recently passed. You can check your city ordinances online but it would be easier to ask your vet.

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daryl b.
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Nov 10, 2011

ches they cannot stop you. teddy is yours. just tell them as soon as you go in. they have no right to stop you. don't let them bully you if they try

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Jillian
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Nov 10, 2011

If you've ever been able to do it before, I don't see why you couldn't now. What I've always done was leave the animal at the vet's while I prepare the burial spot. It's a touchy subject and I apologize for being so blunt, but this will let the animal keep in the freezer so you don't have any...issues...while burying her. Normally I pick up the animal the following day, which as I discovered with Roo, makes moving them much easier.

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Bonnie  M.
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Nov 10, 2011

It can also vary depending on where you live. Some municipalites do not allow pets buried in residential areas. But as Kelly said your vet would know.

Sorry to hear of your Teddy's illness. I know it's hard.

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Kelly
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Nov 10, 2011

We always have our babies cremated because at some point we'll move from this house and don't want to leave them behind,but I know my parents always bring their pets home to bury. I've never heard of a vet not allowing it. You can always call and talk to someone at the vet office to make sure your wishes will be carried out.

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