Owners Suspect Dog Cremated Remains Not Belong to their Pet
A Las Vegas family thought they may had been given the wrong pet cremated ashes and remains. When they got the memorials of their beloved Doberman named Duke, they found the amount of ashes, the fur and the paw print not matching those of their Duke.
Brent Golden the owner said their nine-year-old Doberman died in early January. Duke, described by the owner as the “sweetest dog”, had brought much joy and happiness to the family. He had been accepted as a dear family member by the Goldens. They wanted to give him a decent funeral as human’s.
On the day of Duke’s time, they said goodbye to him and the veterinarian clinic contacted the La Paloma Funeral Services in Henderson for cremation services. A week later, they got the dog’s remains back. But soon, they noticed something strange about the memorials.
“The first thing my wife noticed was the black fur, our dog is brown and tan,” said Golden.
Then it was the small paw print left on the surface of urn. That paw print seems way too small for a middle-sized Doberman. With this suspicion, they even open the maple box to check the ashes inside. And no surprisingly, they found the amount of ashes is much less than expected for a dog of such size. They compared the ashes of Duke to that of their previous Doberman and the difference was obvious.
When they contacted the manager of La Paloma, the man said they were pretty sure the ashes belonged to Duke. He also said the company used computer software and a tracking system to avoid mixing up dogs’ ashes. When challenged with the three odd points, he said they needed to see the memorials for further investigation.
“Dogs never expect anything out of you, and they appreciate everything you do for them and I just felt like I owed it to my dog to make sure I know where his remains are,” said Golden.
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