It is difficult to take away the pain you feel after losing a pet. But at least knowing that you do not have to worry about what to do afterwards can make things a little less stressful. Many of our clients - if they have chosen not to bury their feline friend at home - allow us to take their pet away. The gentle process of cat cremation usually follows, after which you can lay your pet to rest.
The cremation of your cat will be carried out by a member of the Association of Private Pet Cemeteries and Crematoria (APPCC), ensuring not only careful and respectful handling but the highest standards for the actual cremation. You can talk to the staff about your final wishes for your pet. Everyone is committed to ensuring you receive the service you want.
You may make arrangements through your Cloud 9 Vet in which case we will pass your details to the crematorium or cemetery. They may need to contact you to clarify some information as it is important that we have your exact wishes.
How Cat Cremation Happens
If you do not want to know exactly what happens while your pet is being cremated you can skip to the section below. It is important to note however that your service will include an official recording of:
- An individual identification
- Start and end times of the service
- Chamber number
- The name of the trusted professional who will be carrying it out
You are free to make arrangements directly with the crematorium or cemetery by arranging a collection from your house or taking your pet to them. You may find that personal contact with the people handling your pet can be very rewarding and gives you the opportunity to inspect the facilities, ask about details and sometimes even attend the cremation process. The choice is yours. Whichever cremation or burial service you choose you can be sure your pet will be handled with the care and respect you would want for any member of your family.
Please feel free to ask us any questions and always be sure you are getting the exact pet cremation service you want. This is very important to us and all members of the APPCC are committed to this.
Choosing Your Cat Cremation Service
There are two options available - one is communal, the other individual cremation. The reasons that people choose each vary, though thoughts that your pet might like some company, or some privacy, or cat cremation cost - that is to say budget - can all play a role.
In all cases, we recommend choosing that which feels the most comfortable for you.
Individual Cat Cremation
Your pet will be cremated in a solo chamber. This means that all of the ash collected afterwards will be theirs, the ash will be carefully collected and returned to you if you so wish. Otherwise, they can join the many others who have been laid to rest in the grounds of the memorial area at the crematorium.
Communal Pet Cremation
Your pet will be cremated side by side with a number of others. The ash that is collected afterwards cannot be separated. We will respectfully bury them in the grounds of one of the memorial areas connected to the crematorium or cemetery. You will be able to visit your pet's last resting place.
Certificate of Cremation
You will always be provided with a certificate of cremation.
What to Do Now
We have also lost beloved pets and we know that grief can take its toll and should never be underestimated. For this reason, we have relationships with local bereavement counsellors who we will be happy to put you in touch with.
You can also take immediate steps to start the healing process through the creation of a memorial. Take a look at our memorials wall to find out more.
You need to be absolutely sure that when you book a vet home visit that you're going to be getting care from someone that you can count on. You can see below what some of our clients have said about the support that we have given them :
I want to thank you and everyone at Cloud 9 Vets for organising the Gentle Euthanasia for my cat Shelley and the post mortem and cremation afterwards. It removed a great deal of stress for her & for us, and she passed away quickly & peacefully in her own bed at home. Please thank the vet for driving 2 hours to our home on a Sunday to do this, and also for driving Shelley’s body the same evening to the animal hospital for the post mortem. All of you have been kind, sensitive and professional, and I am grateful for all your help.
Found these guys by chance and they came out on a Sunday evening to put our family dog to sleep. Excellent service, vet wonderfully compassionate, no anxiety, cannulation or pain, gentle drift to sleep, whole family there to see him off as he layed in my parents arms in front of the fire. They made a heart wrenching situation as good as it could be. Can't prise enough or recommend more highly
Thank you very much for the way you treated my daughter Rosa when you came to collect Floppy. It was a big day for her and the whole thing was made much easier by your attitude and understanding. Thanks again.
Talking with someone about Paco's condition without having to take him miles to the vet was really great. I can't speak highly enough of the knowledge of the person who came. I would suggest this to anyone in a similar position.
Abel's unexpected passing was difficult enough, so to do away with the worries of how to care for him afterwards was a real godsend. We called very late at night but they still sent someone - it did cost a little more because we hadn't registered but I would pay more for a service like this.
Learning to say goodbye to Socks and Mittens took a long time but I am grateful to Jeremy for the ongoing visits and care he provided. The advice and tea and chats we shared about how they'd be feeling in themselves made it easier to understand. I really can't thank him enough.
Talk with Someone Now
You can call to us 24 hours a day, any day of the week. Discuss practicalities such cat cremation cost, or simply talk to one of our understanding Care Coordinators about what you want to happen.