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New York makes it legal for owners to be buried with their pets

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If you can't bear the thought of being parted from Mitzy and Sir Woofington III in the afterlife, fret no more.

New regulations authorizing pet cemeteries to accept human remains mean that people in the state of New York can choose to be buried with their pets.

The Daily News reports that the new rules came about after a dispute arising in Westchester two years ago when the state prohibited the Hartsdale Pet Cemetery from accepting the ashes of a former NYPD officer who wanted to be buried with his three dogs.

According to the decision, pet cemeteries can bury the ashes of humans as long as they don't charge for the service or advertise themselves as a cemetery for humans.

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