Losing a beloved pet is one of the most heartbreaking experiences anyone can go through. The bond we share with our furry companions goes beyond words; they are our confidants, our playmates, and often our closest companions. So, when the inevitable happens, and we have to say goodbye, it can be excruciatingly difficult to accept their passing.

The aftermath of losing a pet

When someone loses a pet, it can feel like losing a family member, especially if you've owned the pet for a long time. Figuring out what to do with your deceased pet can be difficult, especially if you're an emotional wreck.

Despite what emotions you may be experiencing, you still have to dispose of your pet "the right way."

You might be quick to decide to bury your fur baby in your backyard or at your favorite dog park under their favorite tree. While it sounds simple enough, that's not the case... especially in California.

What are the rules for burying your pet in California?

It's not necessarily illegal to bury your pet in your yard in California but the California Environmental Protection Agency has some specific rules for you to follow before you give your pet a proper burial.

Is It Illegal To Bury Your Pet In California?

Want to bury your deceased pet in California? Here are the rules according to the California Environmental Protection Agency.

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Once your pet is buried, the California EPA reminds us to take note of what type of animal was buried, the depth of the pit, and the location, and to store those records in a safe place.

Losing a pet is a difficult experience, and there's no right or wrong way to grieve, but it's also important to follow the law when burying your pet.

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