With crematoria in Caledonia, Cheltenham and Cambridge CPC, the largest family run pet crematorium, has increased its ability to offer individual pet cremations to owners up and down the United Kingdom.
According to Rebecca Horton, Individual Cremations Manager, attitudes to pet cremations continue to change with more owners wanting to say farewell to their companions with dignity.
Rebecca says: “Now that we have the three sites it is easier for pet owners wishing to attend the cremation to say their final goodbyes.”
“We also offer a premium service, Petrest, where we can collect pets from either the veterinary practice or the owner’s home and return the ashes in three working days.”
CPC is family owned. It was established in the 1970s by Ray Hale and his father-in-law Clive Jackman who realised that vets had no alternative to landfill for the disposal of pets. Both animal lovers, they saw a need for a more dignified solution.
As one of the oldest family-run pet crematoria, CPC cares and respects the individual needs of bereaved pet owners.
Set up in 1979, the company pioneered the concept of compassionate pet cremations and performed its first individual cremation in 1981 becoming the UK’s leading national pet crematorium.
CPC liaises directly with owners and works through close partnerships with the veterinary profession and animal welfare charities.
The company is a strong advocate for professional bereavement support and provides on-site training to veterinary practices.
CPC’s head office is at Thriplow Heath near Royston, Hertfordshire. The company is a member of the following organisations: BVA (British Veterinary Associations), Veterinary Practice Management Association Society (VPMA) and Society of Companion Animal Studies (SCAS).