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Guinea pig’s ashes

Guinea pig’s ashes

After Softy the guinea pig was put down, she was cremated and her ashes were returned to her owner in this rimu casket. The death of a loved pet can now be formally recognised by a newspaper death or obituary notice, a pet funeral, or burial in a pet garden of remembrance.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Pets - The modern New Zealand pet', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 August 2022)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 24 Nov 2008