There are over 11 million cats in the UK and for many, cats are the most loving and affectionate of all domestic animals. Perhaps that’s why they’re the world's most popular pet with over 40 recognised breeds, but to us, every cat is unique in their own little way.
When we lose our beloved pet cat, it’s like losing a member of the family. Commemorating them is no different, and there are many ways to commemorate your cat’s life and friendship which we have outlined below.
Our Pet Remembrance Book
Our online remembrance book is a great way to publicly pay tribute to your best friend with a warming message for everyone to see. Click here to add your own message alongside the many other remembrances on our website.
At PCS we offer two forms of cremation for your pet cat.
Individual cremation ensures that your pet cat is cremated singularly within a clean and private chamber. With the individual cremation, you are guaranteed that the ashes you receive, or those placed into our memorial garden, will be only the ashes of your beloved cat.
A communal cremation is the second option available to you. This means that your pet will be cremated with a group of others and the ashes are either stored in a memorial centre or scattered within the grounds of the crematorium or cemetery.
Both cremations are carried out with the utmost respect and care, and there is no right or wrong choice.
Occasionally, cat owners opt for a cat memorial over cremation. This is a decision that is unique to the individual pet owner.
Frequently Asked Questions
It is often difficult to process information at a time of grief and PCS are here to provide clear, expert advice in your time of need. Please do not hesitate to contact us.
Many people find themselves in this position for the first time or have only just become aware of pet cremation services.
Here are some cat cremation and memorial frequently asked questions and answers:
Q: How does cat cremation work?
A: Please see our services section for more information on the process of our pet cremation and memorial services.
Q: Can I arrange cremation through my vet?
A: Typically 'yes', most veterinary centres will have an arrangement with your local pet crematorium so that they can handle this for you.
Q: Can I collect ashes from a communal cremation?
A: No, as members of the IAOPCC (International Association Of Pet Cemeteries & Crematories) we do not present ashes from any communal cremations due to the co mingling of cremains within the chamber. The key reason is out of respect for other owners.
Q: Can I attend the cremation or memorial of my cat?
A: Each of our locations allow family members to visit but please contact us for more information.
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Cat Bereavement Support and Charities
We understand the emotional journey that pet owners will go through on the loss of their pet. There are a number of helpful websites that are available for advice and support and a number of pet charities should you choose to support them.
Help & Support:
A message from PCS
Always remember that there is no right or wrong way to feel when you lose your beloved feline friend. The relationship between you and your cat was unique, your feelings around their loss will also be unique and everyone grieves in their own way.