Pet tributes to aid animal charities. Dignity crematorium has put up a special remembrance charity Christmas tree to encourage people to make a small donation to the charity of their choice while remembering beloved pets by placing a dedication on the tree. Read the full article here.
A Rider who paid more than £900 to have her beloved horse privately cremated became suspicious when its ashes were returned in a tiny casket suitable for a dog. Sharon Widdows, 40, was horrified to discover that instead of receiving a dignified send-off, her thoroughbred gelding Otto had been turned into glue and fertiliser. An
Run by Trading Standards the Buy with Confidence Scheme gives owners the ultimate reassurance that their pets will be given a genuine and dignified send-off. Read the full article at the Basingstoke Gazette’s website.
Award winning Dignity Pet Crematorium was due to be featured on not 1 but 2 TV programmes within a few weeks of each other. Friday (16th August 2013) the family run service featured on Channel 4’s 4Thought series as the programme asks “Do pets deserve funerals?”. Two of Dignity’s clients are featured talking about their
Family run Dignity Pet Crematorium is back in the news after being shortlisted in the final 3 for the Home Business Innovation Category of the Guardian Small Business Showcase competition. The local service started by Barry & Carole Spurgeon in 1992 previously gained national recognition after being named “Best Pet Crematorium” at the Cemetery of
Dignity Pet Crematorium, of Hook in Hampshire won the Home Business Innovation Trophy in the Guardian National Small Business Showcase Awards. Business owner Kevin Spurgeon, was presented with the award by TV retail expert Mary Portas, who said “They provide a valued service to people when they are at their most vulnerable. Dignity were probably
Writing for The Lady Magazine, Kevin Spurgeon (Partner at Dignity Pet Crematorium & Director of Association of Private Pet Cemeteries & Crematoria) discuses the history of Dignity and more. For the past 22 years my family and I have run Dignity, a specialised individual pet crematorium based in North Hampshire. We started our service after my
Should we assume that animals have spiritual feelings? I would be surprised if they didn’t. After all, Christians believe that the Spirit indwells creation, so it is reasonable to suppose that sentient animals have a relationship with God. If that sounds strange, it is only because we are still in thrall to the Cartesian notion