Monday, November 30, 2009
Oakey's Pet Funeral Home Opens Tomorrow
Roanoke-based Oakey’s Pet Funeral Home & Crematory opens tomorrow to area pet owners faced with end of life decisions for their companions. The facility is at 5416 Airport Road and is unique to this region.
“The Oakey’s Family is passionate about our own pets and we understand the meaning of the human-companion animal bond,” says Sammy Oakey, President. “Our goal is to treat your pet the way we would treat any family member we serve, with respect and dignity, and with a level of care families have come to expect with the Oakey’s name.”
According to the American Pet Association, of the 106.4 million households in the U.S., there are 45 million dog owners. More than half of those owners say they are more attached to their pets than to at least one other human being. Of those households, there are 77 million cat owners.
The new facility offers a private room for families to have a farewell. The facility was constructed specifically for the cremation of pets and is separate from Oakey’s human funeral services. All cremations are performed onsite in the facility and pet owners receive a certificate of cremation along with the pet’s remains.
Oakey’s Pet Funeral Home & Crematory, offers services that include private cremation of pets, traditional burial, customized memorial celebrations, prearrangements and aftercare. Customized merchandising is also available for pet owners to choose from. (From press release.)