Glossary

Cremation– Is the use of high-temperature burning, vaporization, and oxidation to reduce a dead animal or human bodies, to basic chemical compounds, such as gases and mineral fragments retaining the appearance of dry bone. Cremated remains, which do not constitute a health risk, may be buried or interred in memorial sites or cemeteries, or they may be legally retained by relatives and dispersed in various ways. Cremation is not an alternative to a funeral, but rather an alternative to burial or other forms of disposal.

Pet Urn– A vase or container for holding the ashes of the cremated. Pet urns can be made from many materials including ceramic, wood, metal, marble, and bio degradable unglazed ceramic.

Private Cremation- A cremation procedure during which only one animal’s body is present in the cremation unit during the cremation process and the cremains are returned to the owners.

Communal Cremation- A cremation procedure where multiple animals are cremated together without any form of separation. These commingled cremated remains are not returned to owners.