An environmentally friendly option in aftercare.
Pets never leave our facility and are handled with dignity and love.
Water-Based Cremation is also known as aqua-cremation, aquamation or alkaline hydrolysis. This method of aftercare is common in the western US - especially in communities with strong ties to the environmental movement. Water-Based Cremation made international headlines in 2021 when Desmond Tutu opted to continue his legacy as a champion of the environment by opting for aqua-cremation. Aquamation has zero air emissions and uses only 10% of fossil fuels needed for traditional fire-based cremation.
This process uses gently flowing water, salts and slightly elevated temperature. With fire-based cremation, the "ashes" you receive back are actually your pets bones. With water-based cremation, you also receive your pet's bones returned as "ashes". Since water-based cremation is a very gentle process, you will receive more "ashes" than with traditional cremation. We are happy to discuss any questions you may have about this process.
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904 Meadow Street, Chicopee MA 01013
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Office Hours - Meadow St.
Office Hours at 904 Meadow St are variable.
We are usually in the office Monday-Friday from 12-4pm.
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