Her longtime veterinarian informed her that her cat's ashes were available at their facility. Suspiciously, she was given this information within an hour of her last phone call to the clinic. As if the death and cremation of her beloved pet weren't difficult to deal with, she also doubts that she truly has her cat's ashes.
There must be a better way to say goodbye than this. Helen Hobbs, veteran funeral director and owner of Pets at Peace and Memorial Services, thinks so. Since 2003, she and her business partner have been fulfilling this need by offering pet cremation services online. A survey conducted by Ipsos Reid estimates that there are 7.9 million cats and 5.9 million dogs living in Canada.