PHOTO BY: MIKE KNOTT, NEWS MAIL, Saturday Edition, June 19, 2018
By Emma Reid
June 19, 2018
The big question many people ask Bundaberg nurse Kirstie Ryan is why did she decide to open up pet crematorium in Bundaberg?
Well, it was eight years ago when she was faced with the tough decision to put down her husband’s beloved pet boxer dog, Holly.
“My husband was working away from home and it was while he was away she became sick,” she said.
“She had a twisted stomach and there was no other choice and I couldn’t stand the thought she would end up at the dump.”
Luckily, the couple lived in Brisbane at the time and had a pet cremation service available.
“Holly greeted him daily and was part of the family and was so loved,” Mrs Ryan said.
Moving to Bundaberg they had realised there was no service available to give the community a chance to say goodbye to their pets properly.
“Local laws state you can’t bury deceased animals in your backyard,” she said.
“If they are left at the vets they will end up at the tip in landfill.”
“We are a growing town and it’s something we want to be able to provide, the love and care and nature through the life of their pets.”
It took two years. And a lot of research to get the business up and running.
It’s the caring nature of the nurse who works with Queensland Health, and one of the reasons she took it on as a second job.
The pet cremation unit has been set up in the industrial area of North Bundaberg….
To get the best care for your pet now, there are several local veterinary clinics listed below. Which Companion Cremations will
travel to, and pickup your pet before performing cremation services. Also some other links to help you and your family cope with grief of
losing your furbaby.
Local pet cremation services, a family-owned business for the Bundaberg community
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