You can now be buried next to your pet in the same cemetery in NY


ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – If you want to be buried next to your pet in New York, now you can.

According to the governor’s office, humans can now be buried next to their cremated pet with the cemetery’s written permission.

“For many New Yorkers, their pets are members of the family,” Governor Cuomo said. “This legislation will roll back this unnecessary regulation and give cemeteries the option to honor the last wishes of pet lovers across New York.”

The law, signed by the governor on Monday, will not apply to cemeteries owned or operated by religious associations or societies.Find 8News on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram; send your news tips to

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