As an animal owner and client of Paws & Claws Kennels and Cattery in Egmont Village, I was concerned to hear some Vet Clinics in Taranaki are considering outsourcing their animal cremation needs to a company in the Hawkes Bay.
Paws & Claws have been serving animal owners here for the past seven years with boarding, daycare and funeral services. Bill and Tracey are valued members of the Egmont Village community, they are genuine animal lovers and have made a substantial investment into their family business over this time. They have remodelled and improved their facility, employing local tradespeople extensively, and are currently in the process of installing a state of the art furnace to service the needs of their local community.
In this Covid environment when we are all trying to do our bit to support each other, shop local, use local services, appreciate our local people, it seems irrational to even consider such an environmentally irresponsible option. We are living in the middle of a declared climate emergency. Freight costs, fuel costs, refrigeration costs, will only increase, we can see this happening already. Why would I choose to send my beloved dog in a freezer truck 400ks across the country to be cremated when I have a perfectly good, personal service, right here in Taranaki?
Paws and Claws’ pet cremation services will be put into jeopardy if our local vets choose to ignore their local service and outsource their needs to a company in the Hawkes Bay. I don’t want to lose my local service, and as an animal owner and an environmentally concerned person I want to know my vet is onside with best practice procedures. As I support my local vet, I would urge other animal owners to ask their vet what cremation services they use and to choose our local cremation service, Paws & Claws in Egmont Village.
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