Aquamation’s new technology offers pet owners an alternative to cremation

Ocean, New York (WPIX) – With burial and burning, at the end of your pet’s life, there are only a handful of options to say goodbye. But with new technologies, pet owners can go to the water – rather than to fire – to rest their pets.

Meghan McFadden lost her dog Gizmo to a fire in her apartment in Queens, New York, on Monday.

McFadden: “I have been in it for 13 years. “The only thing I know is. He spent everything with me, so it’s scary not to see him here. ”

Realizing that rest is not a matter of simplicity, it is a matter of relaxation in an environmentally friendly and perhaps calm way.

“It was a great experience to be in such a situation,” McFadden said.

The process is called aquamation, and is performed by Compassionate Care Pet Aquarium in Oceanide, New York. Director Alan Hillsberg said that when a pet lands in nature, it accurately mimics what happens in nature. However, depending on the soil moisture and temperature, it can take anywhere from three months to five years for the animal’s body to dissolve naturally.

“Our process is similar to what happens in nature, but it only takes about 20 hours to complete,” Hillsberg said.

In compassionate care, the animal is housed in a metal basket and then lifted by a crane, which slowly lowers it into a machine with 95% water and 5% alkaline mixture.

It heats – never boils – at 204 degrees Fahrenheit, flame up to 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit.

“No smoke accumulates, no smoke,” Hillsberg added. “It is absolutely environmentally friendly. There are no emissions in the atmosphere. Carbon dioxide is not released into the air. ”

The rest of the bones are prepared in flour and placed in the pet’s urine.

Gizmo is the second pet to be bitten in eight months, but seeing how natural the process is makes heart disease a little easier.

McFadden said: “If I knew he was dead and needed a place to put it, I would not call anyone else.

As the status quo becomes more and more popular with animals, New York State is still not legal for humans, although there are laws that hope to change that.

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