What We Do | Knowlton - Hewins - Roberts Funeral Home

Death of a Pet

Animals are wonderfully agreeable friends. They ask so little of us, and give so much love in return. When it comes time for you to let go of your animal companion, making the decisions on how to care for their physical remains can be heart-wrenching.

Although we don't handle the physical remains of your pet, we are here to help guide you through the process and provide support to you and your family.  Many families have the option of burying their family pet or their cremated remains in their back yard or other special place.  When this is your choice, we suggest that you create a memorial celebration of their life, and of your love. Together with children, neighbors, friends; light a candle, say a prayer, or tell favorite stories of your pet. Make it an occasion to remember.

We also have a selection of beautiful keepsake jewelry and urns for you to choose from.  Our goal is to help you care for your animal companions in the same loving way as you care for the other members of your family.

Viewing Your Pet

Many times family members want to be able to see and spend time with their pet after their death.  When our beloved Maine Coon Cat died unexpectedly at our Veterinarian's office, our family asked to see him one last time to say our final goodbye.  It was a very important time for us all. You should contact your family veterinarian directly for more information on viewing your pet.

Communal Cremation

In a communal cremation, your pet is cremated along with a number of other pets, and the cremains are not separated.

No cremains are returned to you.

You should contact your family veterinarian directly for more information on communal cremation.

Private Cremation

A private cremation means your pet is placed in the cremation chamber alone. Upon completion of the cremation, your pet's cremains are removed from the chamber, and returned to you. 

You should contact your family veterinarian directly for information on private cremation.