Losing a pet is hard, and many people seek solace in holding a pet burial
service in a
pet cemetery. Of all of the pet cemeteries in the world, Le Cimetiere des Chiens et
Autres Animaux Domestiques in Paris is the oldest in existence.
Why the Cemetery Was Built
Le Cimetiere des Chiens et Autres Animaux Domestiques, which means The
Cemetery of Dogs and Other Domestic Animals, was built in 1899 in a suburb
in the northwest part of Paris. It was built due to a law that passed
in 1898 that stated that
pet burials must be hygienic, and must occur at least 100 meters from any houses.
Who Came up With the Idea
Georges Harmois, a prominent attorney, and Marguerite Durand, a journalist,
came up with the idea of designing and building a pet cemetery to make
it easier for citizens to comply with the new law. Since its opening,
the cemetery has catered to an elite clientele of pet owners. By 1987,
the French government had classified the cemetery as a historic site.
It is now owned and managed by the city of Asnières.
Animals Buried in the Cemetery
The cemetery is home to a number of famous pets, or pets of famous owners.
Rin Tin Tin, a dog who starred in around 26 films, is buried there. So
is the pet lion that was owned by the cemetery’s founder, Marguerite
Durand, and the pet of composer Camille Saint-Saëns. The cemetery
is the final resting place for about 40,000 pets, including dogs, cats,
a racehorse, a monkey, rabbits, fish, hamsters, mice, and birds.
If you’re dealing with the
loss of a pet in the Dallas, Fort Worth, or Arlington area, you should consider holding a pet memorial or pet funeral with us at
Faithful Friends Pet Cemetery and Pet Crematory. We provide affordable
pet burial and cremation services, because no one should have to worry
about the cost of pet cremation or burial. For more information about
our services, visit our website or call (682) 587-2324.