Paying our respects
Death rituals resonate geographically, culturally, and historically transcending the boundaries of space and time. The idea of venerating the deceased is something that applies to every and any spatio-temporal framework and context. We, human beings, need a sense of ritual and giving our loved ones a proper funeral provides us with a sort of comfortable teleological narrative that we can rely upon. We are sad that those whom we love are no longer with us but we like to believe that their soul would at last find some semblance of peace.
The bond that we share
We share a special bond with our pets- all the animal lovers reading this would know what we are talking about. The omnipresence of pets in today’s world has become glaringly obvious- we absolutely cherish our pets and we cannot imagine being separated from them, and yet their inevitable fate is something we’re all well aware of.
Why is it important to give them a proper funeral
Despite our love for animals, instances of remains of animals casually thrown in trash cans, thickets on the sides of roads, and buried at random places are on the rise. Likewise, nobody seems to care enough about roadkill, which is both a disrespect for the animal and a danger to the environment and traffic safety. The way we dispose off bodies of deceased animals is not just appalling and unfair, but rather cruel and brutish.
What we believe in
We believe that we owe our pets, who are always there for us no matter what, a proper funeral. They spend their entire lives cuddling and napping on our laps and it is our responsibility to provide them comfort when they are no longer with us- to respect them and say our final goodbyes in a way that is dignified.
What is PFA
People for Animals (established in 1992) is an NGO which works all over India for the welfare of animals. We do not get any grants from the government and we are totally dependent on donation, sponsorship, and in-kind donations. So far, we have 36 hospitals and 200+ units throughout India. For more information about the work we’ve done so far, visit our website https://www.peopleforanimalsindia.org/
Why help us
Choosing an appropriate resting place for your dearly departed is a big decision. We are building a crematorium to mark the everlasting bond you share with your pet. The cost of building this crematorium including installing the incinerator would be around Rs.9,00,000.
We are sensitive to the needs of the moment and we provide a fitting, memorable, and environment-friendly crematorium in the company of much-loved pets of others, and the other wild/rescued animals in our care. All proceeds from the crematorium will be used in the hospital, in the rescue and treatment of the animals in care. In this way, even in death, your pet would be honored by providing a new lease of life to other injured animals.