If you choose to bury your pet on your property, please follow these important guidelines:
The burial property must belong to you or someone who grants permission to bury on their land.
You must cover the body with at least 3 feet of earth. This means the grave site itself must extend down to 4 feet.
Be careful of buried power lines and tree roots.
Avoid areas where natural water will pool, such as ditches and low lying ground.
You may bury your pet in anything you wish such as bags, boxes, blankets, caskets, and more.
City ordinances say that backyard burial is not allowed, but that outlying county land is acceptable. Ultimately, this is your decision.
Why are these guidelines so important?
If your pet is euthanized, they will contain a medicine that is dangerous to other living animals. In the event your pet should be exhumed by a wild animal, that animal will be in danger of death by ingestion of these chemicals.