Dogs to dust: pets get send-off with a human touch

The Wider Image: Pets get send-off with a human touchBy Meredith McGrath BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Chantal Detimmerman weeps at the funeral parlor as she spends a last few moments with her beloved Chico who has been prepared for cremation and laid out in a dog basket. "Arthur was a special duck," said Myrian Waeles, who nuzzles her nose against the mallard's green head as she poses for photographs for a Reuters Wider Image feature, at her home in nearby Lennik, a town west of Brussels. "Having Arthur, stuffed next to me, comforts me." Patrick Pendville set up the funeral service after seeing first-hand what animal disposal often looks, and smells, like.

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May 19, 2016 11:43 am

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