Council gives go-ahead on Grimsby pet crematorium charges

Council gives go-ahead on Grimsby pet crematorium charges

North East Lincolnshire Council has approved the charges to cremate small, medium and large pets at Grimsby’s new pet crematorium.

The new site is attached to the original Grimsby Crematorium building, and has its own chapel and entrance.

It will cost £58 to cremate a small pet or rabbit, £93 for a cat or toy dog, £116 for a small dog, £135 for a medium-sized dog and £159 for a large dog.

Bereaved pet owners will also be able to pay an additional £35 for the use of music at the service and £35 for the service to be broadcasted via a webcast.

For a slideshow with up to 25 photographs, the cost will be £38.

The use of the newly-built chapel for a memorial or farewell service will be £200.

Cllr Stewart Swinburn, Portfolio holder for Environment and Transport, said: “As we all know, pets are a big part of family life and I think it’s only right that we should be sympathetic to the way that we handle this sort of thing.

“The Council’s bereavement services has been working on a 3 year project which aims to make improvements to service provision and ensure that this service provision has the family of the bereaved at its core.

“The commercial improvements will improve facilities, bring buildings back into use and most importantly, increase options and outcomes for the local community,” he added.

“One of the elements of the project was establishing the pet crematorium and there are only a number in the vicinity that are available. I believe the nearest one to us is in Doncaster, so it’s important we have this facility on our own doorstep to provide that opportunity for people to say goodbye to their favourite pets.

“The new name for the pet crematorium is Treasured Memories and I think that’s appropriate for the way people feel about their precious pets within their family.”

The pet crematorium is undergoing its final developments before opening to the public.

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