From the first moment you hold a pet, a bond begins to grow. Over the years your pet has become an important member of your family with their own personality and habits. Pet owners usually take great measures to make sure their pet receives regular healthcare, plenty of exercise, grooming, and a balanced diet. In return, the pet offers unconditional love and constant, life-long, loyal companionship. It's only natural then for the pet to be thought of as a member of the family. Facing the death of this family member can be very difficult. With the death of a pet, the family often experiences the same grief and sense of loss as it would be for the "human" members of the family.
The caring professionals at Butler Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center are always working to help families through this tough time. Our cremation center has an area and cremation chamber dedicated solely and completely to companion animal cremation. We provide you with many options, allowing your family to feel comfortable with the difficult decisions you must make. You can trust us to always treat your pet with dignity and respect.
WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS?
Private Cremation – Your pet will be placed in the cremation chamber individually and with no other companion animals. The cremated remains will then be returned to you in a temporary container or permanent container of your choice. The remains are yours to keep and cherish.
Communal Cremation – Your pet will be placed in the cremation chamber with several pets. Cremated remains will not be returned to the owner. Following communal cremation, dignified disposition will take place at a local, privately-owned site.
Transfer Services – If needed, we can pick up your deceased pet from the vet office or your residence Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Our personnel will bring your pet and accompanying identification and paperwork to our facility where we can keep them until cremation is possible.
Why should I choose cremation for my pet?
If you are having a difficult time deciding about disposition of your pet, you should consider cremation. In today’s mobile society you may not wish to bury your pet in a home or city where you may not be in ten years. Or perhaps you currently do not have space to bury your pet on private property. Cremation offers a solution to all of these issues you may be facing.
Will I have a chance to say goodbye?
When you lose a great friend it is important to say goodbye. We understand this need and always allow you a chance to come in and visit your pet one last time. Simply call us at 544-4646 Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to set up an appointment.
A special way to say goodbye
At Butler Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center we offer information that will help you and your family with grieving the loss of your pet. Pet caskets, urns and transferable residential yard markers are also available – all at reasonable costs. Our staff can answer all your questions and show you our complete selection of pet memorial merchandise. For more information or for a tour of our facility, please call us at 217-544-4646.