Private Cremation a Comforting Option for Pet Owners
(OnFocus) Pets bring countless moments of joy over their lifetime. When the time comes to say good-bye, it’s a heartbreaking and stressful time.
Luthers Central Pet Cremation in Pittsville understands how important a pet is to a family and specializes in private cremation. Since pets are not cremated at the same time, pet owners can be assured that they are getting only their pet’s ashes back.
“We believe this ensures that pets receive the respect they deserve as a member of a family,” said Danielle Luther, owner. “Each pet will receive their own unique identification tag that will stay with the pet throughout the entire process, and is included with the pet’s ashes.”
Danielle is a certified crematory operator along with her husband of 15 years, Dan. Putting their strengths together, they opened up the business in August and serve the Central Wisconsin area.
“We began the discussion of building a pet cremation facility last year because we knew there was a need in this area for this service,” she said. “We did a lot of research and learned about best practices.”
Those who lose a pet may not know what their options are, which is where the Luthers step in. Pets can be picked up free of charge from a local veterinary office, or brought in by the owner during business hours by appointment or picked up from the home for a fee.
To ease the process during this difficult time, Luthers Central Pet Cremation promises a quick turnaround time. “We have three private chambers, allowing us to be efficient and to quickly return a pet’s ashes to their family within a few business days,” said Danielle.
Pet owners should inquire about the cremation method, when they will get the ashes back, and pricing. The Luther’s cremation service includes a certificate of cremation; free pick-up and return to veterinarian clinics/hospitals in Clark, southern Marathon or Wood Counties; a gift bag, and a wooden urn. Additional options include a personalized urn, and select keepsake jewelry and lockets.
The Luthers are available to discuss options beforehand. “We have a state-of-the-art facility with a comfort room where families can discuss what personalization would be best for their pet,” said Danielle.
To give back to the community, the business accepts and will deliver pet donations including bedding, collars, leashes, dog and cat crates, toys, and more to pet shelters in Clark and Wood County. They are also honored to cremate any military or police K9s from those counties for free.
“We like helping those in need and enjoy animals,” said Danielle. “Military and police K9s have dedicated their lives in working careers to serve people in need, and we wanted to give back. This is not only our business area, but our community as well.”
When not busy running the business, the couple along with their three sons operate a small hobby farm with two dogs, a cat, a rabbit, goats, chickens, a parakeet, and tropical fish. Their latest dog was adopted from a humane society and their cat was a stray adopted 11 years ago.
Contact Luthers Central Pet Cremation in your time of need by calling or texting 715-884-1092. The business is located at 6883 Johnson Road in Pittsville. For more information and to find answers to frequently asked questions, visit www.centralpetcremation.com.