NY Tells Pet Cemeteries to Stop Taking in Humans

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HARTSDALE, N.Y. (AP) — A state agency has told New York's animal cemeteries to stop burying the ashes of pet owners alongside their beloved cats, dogs and parakeets.

The order from New York's Division of Cemeteries has blocked at least one burial. And it has upset people who had arranged in advance to join their dead pets but now may have to go elsewhere.

A cemetery director is resisting, asking the state to allow interments of people already signed up. And a lawyer whose uncle died after the order was issued says the cemetery division is wrong on the law. She has sent the state a detailed legal memo and says she'll sue if she has to.

Pet cemetery officials reported recently that the number of Americans seeking burial with their pets was rising.

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