Pet owners in Mumbai know how hard it is to give their furry four-legged friends a farewell once they die. From shuttingly to one crematorium to another it's hard to find a place that will allow you to say goodbye to your pets properly. There's only one crematorium in Parel that allows owners to cremate their dogs and cats. Now, that's going to change.
Mumbai will soon get not one but two cemeteries along with a gas crematoriums that is solely for pet animals.
According to a Mumbai Mirror report, this plan was proposed in a BMC general body meeting on 6 July by Ghatkopar west corporator Dr Bharti Bavdhane. It was passed without any contention by the civic body last week.
"There have been a very large number of pets in the city along with strays and live stock, which are thrown in dumping grounds or nullahs or rivers when they die," Bavdhane told Mirror.
"I think it's a great idea since many animal lovers treat their pets as one of their own family," Soli Colah, a dog owner said to Firstpost. "Lots of people bury their pets but this provides an option that is specific to animals and I'm sure will be well received in the city by pet owners."
"It is a great development, the only place you could go earlier was Parel. At least this gives us owners an option," said cat-owner Rohan Rajadhyaksha to Firstpost. "It's such a difficult time when you lose a pet and to now owners will be able to have a less stressful experience," he adds.
Ratty Javeri, secretary of the Indian National Kennel Club said to DNA in an earlier article that, "the Parel crematorium is very expensive, since they charge according to the size of the animal. “It’s high time the BMC considers the demand for more and cheaper crematoriums.”
The new crematorium will come up in both eastern and western suburbs of the city.
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Updated Date: Aug 17, 2015 16:41:30 IST