5,000 animals and 700 pet owners are buried at the cemetery, which is on a woodsy slope in Hartsdale about 20 miles north of Manhattan.
Its many evocative markers often draw tourists. One, written by a man about his cat, says, “Here we sleep forever, I and my beloved Bibi, my loving companion for fourteen years.” Another marker has 16 pets’ names engraved into granite.
In 2008, a travel guide listed the cemetery among the world’s 10 best places to be entombed – along with the Taj Mahal and the Great Pyramids.
Hartsdale briefly ran into trouble with state regulators last year for allowing pet owners’ ashes in with t
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