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    The original question was in regards to the dogs who get euthanised at the pound, not our own pets. What happens to road kill? Is there a difference between an unwanted dead pound dog as land fill and a dead possum or kangaroo?

    As far as me being a moderator and having an opinion, I am entitled to one. Personal attacks (and THAT is one) are not permitted, so tread carefully before there are consequences.

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    I spread my dog's ashes in the river. It gave ME comfort because I imagined that the river - which she loved - took her to the ocean and then into the clouds which rained onto the land, etc. My 6yo daughter though thought that our dead dog grew wings each night and gently floated up to heaven where she played with other nice angel dogs. Or something to that effect. Each to their own indeed but what we do with a dead body only matters to the ones who stay behind, not to the one who died.

    I totally agree with not spending money on cremating or burying pound dogs. I would MUCH rather that they spend their money on the ones who can be saved!

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    yep landfill it is...I assumed everyone knew that.

    My guys are cremated (it's not that cheap really but its not horridly expensive either) aand are in nice boxes and they currently sit on a shelf in the lounge/entry area. This area will "collect" all my dead furkids and then when I am buried (cremating myself creeps me out) they will all be put in the box with me in their boxes.

    When I went back to NZ for a holiday, about 9 months after we moved here, I actually got one of my dogs out of storage an dbrang him back with me. I had been real sad that I had left him behind LOL

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    I just hate the thought of deceased animals being sent to the tip.
    My last 2 dogs are each in a Japanese Lantern Urn and have pride of place on the entertainment unit at each end. I thought I had pics on this forum, but can't locate them.
    http://www.dogforum.com.au/image.php?type=sigpic&userid=577&dateline=12727082  14

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    I've never had any of my pets dug up before.. I guess I bury them nice and deep. It is nice for the kids to sit at their grave sites and pop flowers on them and tell them they are missed.
    We currently have a guinea pig, rabbit and bird in our garden.

    I find it odd how animal lovers are shocked and horrified at the thought of dead animals being used as landfill but don't blink an eye at the thought of eating a cow or moving a dead possum off to the side of the road and leaving them.

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    I wouldn't say I am really shocked. I just figured the most hygienic way to dispose of them would be cremation - even if it is a mass cremation. Trust me, if I actually like vege's and fruit and all good vegetarian things I wouldn't eat any meat either :P

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    When I volunteered at a rural RSPCA pound, the euthanase day was Tuesday, but the pickup by council wasn't until Thursday. The dog's were put down, then placed in thick black plastic bags and placed in several freezers to await collection. They were then taken to a designated spot at the dump and mass buried there. I believe that it has improved since then, the dogs and cats are euthanased, placed in bags and the council pick up is the same day. That particular pound now also closes for the morning of the day.

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    Many cremation places work a similar way. Pets are collected, bagged and frozen until enough have been collected to warrant firing up the furnace.

    I applied for a job at a a pet crematorium but ended up declining the position when I found out I would be storing freezer fulls of peoples pets at my own house.

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    wow, I wouldn't be doing that either :S

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    That is really nice, Beloz.

    Ozzy is buried at our old house which we sold. I planted a white rosh bush (multi headed spray roses) on top hoping that any new owners would leave the bush alone because it is so beautiful. It is still there as far as I know.
    Chubb is buried here on the farm in a nice spot where he can watch over us. That was always his number one priority during his life.
    I have made a little beach garden on his grave, it's nice when the pigface plants flower and the rosemary has gone gangbusters. If we leave here we can take rosemary cuttings with us.

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