Bangor’s Mount Hope Cemetery will allow animals to be buried with humans

BANGOR, Maine — In the city the place “Pet Sematary” author Stephen King resided for lots of years, a cemetery right here is permitting humans and their pets to be buried alongside one another. 

Mount Hope Cemetery in Bangor also happens to be showcased in a number of scenes of the film adaptation of the horror novel. So it would seem fitting that this calendar year, the cemetery began allowing for the cremated continues to be of animals to be buried alongside their individuals in a distinct “complete loved ones great deal” portion of the cemetery. It’s believed to be the to start with in the state to do so.

“This will assistance guarantee you will usually be with your devoted companion eternally,” the Mount Hope internet site reads.

Mount Hope Cemetery in Bangor, Maine.

Cemetery Director Stephen Burrill said they made the decision to offer this new possibility adhering to an inflow of requests — persons really like their animals, and they want to be buried with them.

They’d initially marked 15 areas for this purpose, and they’re currently all marketed.

“They’re like relatives,” Burrill explained of animals. “We experienced a girl arrive in the other day who acquired (a plot). She had lost her spouse and then bought a pet. She claimed, ‘Now the pet’s my youngster and my spouse and children member.’ “