They say all dogs go to Heaven, but now they'll be able to take that journey with their masters.
Governor of New York, Andrew Como, just passed a new law that makes it legal for pet owners to be buried with their furry friends.
“These pets are like family, and they’re part of the family. They should be treated like family. I’m just surprised there had to be a special law for it," expressed Arnie, who was at the dog park with his pup, Michi.
So the new law allows for any of the state's not-for-profit cemeteries to put cremated pet remains with their master when they both take the big sleep.
There's almost 80 million households with pets and over 60% consider their little critters members of the family, so it's no surprise that pet funerals are kind of a big deal.
“There are a number of movements in the country that are narrowing that distinction between humans and animals, and pet population has proliferated," noted Daer Platt, the owner and operator of Hale’s Half Acre Pet Cemetery and Crematory. “Pets are becoming more and more part of the family. Therefore, just disposing of the carcass is way too crude for people to think about.”
And while most think that our fur babies have a special place in our hearts, should they really have a special place in our caskets?
Regardless of whether or not you want to be 6-feet deep with your doggo, we all can agree on one thing - morbidity`s never looked so cute