Everyone who adopts a pet wants it to stay in the family forever. Unfortunately, the pain of losing the pet is inevitable, since their life expectancy is around 10 to 13 years, in the case of dogs. In addition to being a painful process, many people do not know how to deal with the animal's body after death, since the pet is a loved one and giving it a destination is also a demonstration of love and respect.If your dog has died and you don't know what to do, here are some options for saying goodbye to your friend.
Dog cemeteries and funeral plans are options
Many guardians don't know, but there are specialized cemeteries for pet burial, and most of them accept dogs in their plot. You can look for the closest ones in your city and inquire about values and services, but in general, burying your dog can cost around R$700 to R$800. Depending on the cemetery, even a wake can be held for guardians and pets.family members are able to say goodbye to their four-legged friend.
A preventive (and sometimes cheaper) alternative for this moment are pet funeral plans. Of course, no one wants to think about the death of their dog, but a plan can be a relief in the moment of grief. The value of a funeral plan for dogs varies from R$23 to R$50 per month, but it avoids the risk of suddenly needing a large amount of money, especially in this situation of loss.The funeral plan usually also has the option of cremation, either individual or collective.
How much does it cost to cremate a dog?
Cremation is usually the most sought after option by guardians, as it is more economical and practical than a burial. It can cost around R$600, and can reach up to R$3,000, depending on how the cremation will be - individual, with the return of ashes to family members; or collective, with other dogs and without returning the ashes. The issue of the ceremony can also be a factor of cost,In any case, there are entities that offer the service of dog cremation with popular prices (up to R$100) or even free of charge.
Burying a dog requires responsibility
A survey by the University of São Paulo (USP) pointed out that 60% of domestic animals, when dead, are thrown or buried in vacant lots and dumps, or even buried in the backyard. However, article 54 of the Environmental Law of the Federal Constitution prohibits the burial of animals in the backyard or in common soil, for sanitary reasons of prevention of soil contamination. The crime provides forThe penalty is four years in prison and a fine, which can range from R$500 to R$13,000. So, when it comes to saying goodbye to your good friend, be responsible, both with him and with society.