How do I bury a cat? My friend, the outdoor cat, got hit by a car...how do I bury him?

Asked by Spike on Mar 6th 2008 in Health & Wellness
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Izadore (Izzie)

My sympathy on your loss. I've been through having a cat hit by a car and I know how awful this is. If you don't want to bury his actual body, and you can afford it, you can have him creamated so you don't have to worry about having his grave disturbed. You can then bury the ashes, and like Morgana's sweet mommy said, you can still plant a little bush or annual flowering plant on his grave. When we lost our Golden Retriever years ago, hubby bought me a St. Francis statue and every year on the anniversary of her death, I put a dogwood wreath by the statue dedicated to Brandy.

Izadore (Izzie) answered on Mar 7th.

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Morgana - forever my soul

How sad. :-(
Your momma's a sweetie for caring enough to bury this poor kitty. Sounds like neglectful owners.

First, if your momma doesn't own her home (e.g. rents instead), she won't be able to bury your friend. But if she does own, she'll need to bury your friend deep enough.

I lost Morgana about a month ago & didn't want her cremated but buried at home. I'll plant a flowering shrub (very beautiful) over her this spring too. Your friend needs to be buried at least 3 feet deep. Often stray animals (including dogs) will dig up a grave that's too shallow.

After adding about 6" of soil, I put a large flat board on top before adding the rest of the soil & tamping down. There's coyotes around & stray dogs roam at night. (I find their poop later so know.) This way, it doubly protects Morgana from being dug up which would break my heart. Tamp the soil down firmly too.

I wrapped Morgana in a beautiful cloth before I laid her to rest To me, she deserved it & was only fitting for my baby

Morgana - forever my soul answered on 3/6/08. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 1 Report this answer

†Cassie in loving memor

We buried Cassie and our dog named Bo.(haven't made profile yet) We put them in a box. We made a big hole then buried them.

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Dulci (In Loving Memory - you

We went into the mountains (illegally) to bury my dulci. She is in a beautiful grove of trees, where she would be happy, if she were just lying there.

wish i had known about the board for protection... but she should be alright.

we put a tiny lucky neko (the japanese kitty with the raised paw) as her marker.

I still tear up thinking of this.

i hope you are ok, adn big hugs to you on your loss.

Dulci (In Loving Memory - you answered on 3/7/08. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 1 Report this answer