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New Yorkers can now be buried with their pets

Sep 27, 2016 7:00 am

Casey Seiler is reporting at Capitol Confidential Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Mon., Sept. 26, signed legislation that will allow New Yorkers to be buried with their cremated pets at not-for-profit cemeteries. “For many New Yorkers, their pets are members of the family. This legislation will roll back this unnecessary regulation and give cemeteries the option to honor the last wishes of pet lovers across New York,” Cuomo said in a statement. The law, which takes effect immediately, amends not-for-profit corporation law, which previously banned the burial of animals alongside humans. Under the new law, cemeteries will not be required to provide for the interment of pets, but it provides the regulated option. Read the full story at Capitol Confidential, a Times Union blog.