Business offers an alternative to burial or cremation for deceased pets: Aqua Transitions opens pet aquamation facility

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This is maybe not the most upbeat story we have covered, but it is interesting. (Note that our headline sounds like something out of a sci-fi movie.)

Apparently, there is a now an alternative solution to burial or cremation for pets, at least in Georgia. It is called Aquamation, and it, according to the press release we came across, is a water-based process that uses 95% water and 5% alkali. The release describes Aquamation as “the same process that occurs as a part of nature’s course when a body is laid to rest in the soil.”

Alkali, by the way, is used in cosmetics, soaps, shaving creams and even food preparation. By the end of the process, the alkali has been used and no longer remains in the solution.

The release, which was written to announce the opening of the Aqua Transitions facility in Dunwoody, Georgia, states that Aquamation “is very safe for the environment and a greener alternative than traditional cremation.”

The release also states: “We understand how difficult it can be to lose a pet, after all, they are a member of your family and a cherished friend as well. Nothing can bring them back or replace them. But you can provide a peaceful passing for them using Aqua Transitions pet Aquamation services. From the time your pet arrives into our hands, they will be treated with the utmost dignity and respect throughout the entire Aquamation process. Aqua Transitions offers private collection from your home or veterinary clinic. We guarantee that your pet will receive the best, most caring service available.”


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