Meet the Martin family, proud owners and operators of Four Feet Under New York’s biggest pet cemetery.
It’s venerable cemetery having been started in 1896 by a NYC vet, Dr Samuel K Johnson who divined, quite correctly, that for some pet owners, when those pets die they lose a member of their family.
It’s a sizeable place, 5 acres in Hartsdale and animals of different faiths all rest happily together.
Altogether there are now 70,000 pets, mostly dogs and cats, buried there and they have all the accoutrements of a human burial as you see in the video: coffins, headstones and if cemated urns. In fact it looks exactly like a human cemetery except on a smaller scale.
But the odd lizard, bird or hamster has snuck in and perhaps the grieving owners make clear their love a different kind of pet on the sometimes elaborate headstones.