Pet cremation services help ease owners' pain
SERVICES such as pet cremation can help owners to cope with the sudden loss of a pet, says one pet owner.
"The end of a pet's life is something that all owners must prepare for but sometimes it can be a bit too sudden to accept," says May Liew, 38.
"For people who are very attached to their pets, it can be a nightmare."
The office administrator lost her pet labrador to a sudden heart attack two years ago. Within a few hours of the dog's death, she hired a cremation service after searching online.
Says Madam Liew: "My family was devastated but it would have been worse for all of us if the carcass started to attract maggots or flies."
As a pet undertaker, Patrick Lim says part of his job is to help owners deal with their grief.
He says: "I listen to their needs and whether or not they have a specific request. If they want a priest or a monk to be present, I can arrange for that too.
"Once they know that things are being taken care of, they feel better."