Should Pets Be Allowed In Funeral Homes?

@freak369 (4928)
United States
March 29, 2016 10:14am CST
I have no idea how this popped into my mind last night but I couldn't shake it out of my brain no matter how much clicking I did with the remote control. Do funeral homes have a policy for allowing pets in to view their owners once they have passed away? I know that several churches in the area have an open-door policy for pets for church services and special events but most will probably ask you to remove your pet from the building. Personally I think that pets should be allowed in funeral homes as long as they are on a leash (dogs) or in a carrier (cats, ferrets etc) in case there are people with allergies or who are terrified of animals. Pets create a bond with their human companions and they too need time to grieve and let go. If you have seen any of the military funerals on YouTube you may have seen some of the service dogs that wouldn't leave them in the field or even after death. Should pets be allowed to attend funeral services? Do you think household pets feel the lost of a human? Have you ever attended a funeral for someone's pet?
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@teamfreak16 (41181)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
29 Mar 16
I agree. I think they should be. Pets do need time too.
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@DaintyD (1103)
30 Mar 16
@freack369 Personally I wouldn't take pets to see a passed owner - I wouldn't like for my pets to be brought to me when I pass aways as I wouldn't wish when to have that pain. However I do agree that pets schould be allowed in - after all each owner will have his/her own wishes and this schouod be respected.
@destimona (1930)
• Luxembourg, Luxembourg
29 Mar 16
Not having those experience.