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Cremating animals and dealing with grief

by Samson Adams
June 06, 2012


Samson Adams/MEDILL

Holding the ashes of her dog, Shontz is planning to spread it with her mother's ashes.

People cremate pets for many reasons. Through interviews with someone who keeps her pet's ashes in her living room and a woman who is combining her dog's ashes with her mother's, it becomes apparent that it is a deeply personal decision.