Animal lovers who choose Whitley Brook at Kingsley near Frodsham to handle the cremations of their pets can now pay tribute to their lost loved ones on the world-wide-web.
Crematorium Receptionist Denise Schofield, who greets pet owners when they visit the crematorium, was given the task of launching the new service by cutting a ribbon on an office PC screen to mark the occasion.
“I declare the new on-line Book of Remembrance open,” she said as she cut the ribbon. “From having spoken to a great many grieving pet owners who have used our service here at Whitley Brook over the years, I know they will appreciate this development.”
Whitley Brook owner Mr Tony Faulkner who founded the crematorium 12 years ago said: “We had heard that on-line Books of Remembrance had been established in the USA and that they were much appreciated by their users. They can be looked at by interested parties across the world at any time of day or night.
“As our clients are our priority here at Whitley Brook, and as many of those clients are grieving and in a deep state of loss when they use our services, we felt they would appreciate the opportunity to post a lasting tribute to their lost pets which can be seen around the world at any time.
“This is all a part of helping bereaved owners come to terms with losing their beloved pets. A ripple of bereavement can be cast over whole families when a pet dies, added Mr Faulkner.
“Our on-line Book of Remembrance means all members of a family, including those children who may have grown up with the pet but who are now at university, can simply log onto the web site and let the rest of the family know how they feel and how much this member of the family will be sorely missed.
“The feedback so far has been very positive and we have also seen some very touching tributes placed on the site.”
For further information clock onto www.petcrematorium.uk.com