Attn: anyone who loves animals!!

  1. :angryfire I know this isn't related to human nursing. But I had to share this and see if we can get some action.

    Our local news in Naples, Florida ran an investigative report into Pet Cemetaries. What they found was horrid.

    Jancy's Pet Cemetary is all over the country. They claim to treat animals with dignity and integrity. What our local news found was different. They found animals that were never even put under the ground at all. They had video clips of animals just scattered all over the dirt.

    My dog Haus, a corgie, died one month ago due to pneumonia. My vet sent him to Jancy's to be burried. My vet told me this was a great place for him to be burried with other dogs. I called my vet this morning, and he has pulled his contract with Jancys. He had no clue what was going on.

    So please, go to www.nbc-2.com (my local news website) read the article and interview....and email them!! Let them know what you think!! Call your vets, let them see the site. We need to give our pets the burials they deserve!!

    Julia
    Last edit by JnJTyson on May 7, '04
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  3. by   sbic56
    How horrible. I am so sorry that your beloved pet may have been so disrespected. There should be much stiffer laws to punish scum like this. Unfortunately, they won't get what they deserve. It's infuritating!!! I emailed NBC regarding the disgust I feel for these creeps; it absolutely nauseating. I am sure they will be deluged with emails on this.
  4. by   JnJTyson
    In their follow up report this evening, they stated that Florida has no regulations regarding pet cemeteries.

    We all learned in school about care of the dead or dying. About the dignity, respect, privacy and proper care they deserved. Our animals deserved that too.

    I'm glad I know what they were up to. I know now that my "fat boy" Huas will be burried properly.
  5. by   suzanne4
    My sister ran into the same problem on Long Island about 12 years agowith her dog. She had him cremated and his container of ashes must weigh over a pound. Her dog maybe weighed about 10 pounds when he was alive. Soemthing quite strange already. A huge scandal erupted about six months later when a woman wanted to have her dog's remains to take with her to California. She had a very large dog, and when they dug up the casket, their was a casket there a very small dog. A full examination was done of the facility by the state and the owners were placed in jail. Not sure if they are still in now................ :angryfire
    Last edit by suzanne4 on May 7, '04
  6. by   leslie :-D
    what a horrific violation!!!! i also emailed them and expressed my disgust in no uncertain terms. honestly i am totally speechless. :angryfire
  7. by   leslie :-D
    i forgot to tell you guys something.....i live across the street from a historic (human) cemetary. when we first moved here, my husband wanted to fill in our back yard to level it off so he asked the crew at the cemetary if they would dump some of their fill in our yard......we found a bone in the fill. i didn't know how to react but i returned it, voicing concerns about how or why it wasn't in its' casket. very very unsettling.
  8. by   JnJTyson
    THank you guys for all of your support!! My mom officialy called me an Animal Rights Activist tonight. Darn tootin mom! =0)

    These guys belong in jail! I can't even begin to imagine what is going through their minds. It cost me 25 bucks to send Haus there. They obviously thought they could make a few bucks buy not hiring somone to do the work properly, so they end up cashing in on a few extra bucks...ugh!

    I miss my buddy =0( My house isn't the same without him. I'm sure a lot of you have felt that before. Even my other dog is lonley. she's been loving us more than usual since Haus left.

    Thanks again for the support. I'm sure someone in the government (be it state or national) will notice this. But it takes us to make them notice! =0)

    Jules
  9. by   sbic56
    JnJTyson

    I am eager to have my voice heard regarding the welfare of our very special animal friends! Thank you for posting about this. You are right, it needs to be repeated and repeated often so lowlifes like the ones who "operated" that cemetary will know they can't get away with such heinous behavior. Becoming very vocal is the best way to end it.
  10. by   renerian
    Horrible. I would initiate a law suit.

    renerian
  11. by   lisaloulou
    If this isnt considered criminal behavior, it should be. Shame on them for betraying the public's trust like that.
  12. by   nursebedlam
    how awfull,, :angryfire
  13. by   caroladybelle
    Quote from earle58
    i forgot to tell you guys something.....i live across the street from a historic (human) cemetary. when we first moved here, my husband wanted to fill in our back yard to level it off so he asked the crew at the cemetary if they would dump some of their fill in our yard......we found a bone in the fill. i didn't know how to react but i returned it, voicing concerns about how or why it wasn't in its' casket. very very unsettling.
    It may not have been a human bone. However, if it was, not all people are buried in caskets and/or vaults. Muslims generally are buried in a plain white shroud. Jews are buried in a plain white shroud and if a casket is required, it must be easily biodegradable with no non wooden/degradable parts, so that everything returns to earth. Many traditionally may limit headstones due to some religious observances. After all decays, a bone may have "migrated a bit from the original site.

    In many areas, where Mausoleums are utilized, bodies are in the top part of recent burials. After they degrade, the bones are placed sometimes elsewhere, farther in the vault or in a family plot, to make more room for new placements. Perhaps, one was misplaced.

    In addition, many newer cemetaries are placed in areas where there have been previous older, poorly marked burials and bones get found when digging a new plot.
  14. by   Ortho_RN
    WOW!!! That is horrible.... Makes you want to bury your own pet when they die...

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