May 26, 2016

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Cemetery in Kent to welcome people and their pets

KENT, Ohio — A cemetery in northeast Ohio will offer a final resting place to both people and their pets.

In the spring, Standing Rock Cemetery in Kent will open a new section with gravesites for animal remains. Multiple news outlets report that the public cemetery about 30 miles southeast of Cleveland also will have another area where pet owners may be buried with the cremated remains of their animals inside their coffins.

The Akron Beacon Journal reported it’s rare for traditional cemeteries to welcome the dead’s four-legged friends.

At least one Kent resident is considering possible legal action to stop the cemetery from allowing dogs and other animals to be buried there. Carol Alumeyri called it disrespectful to her relatives and the other people laid to rest at Standing Rock.