For most people, the concept of a witness cremation is desirable to assure that the pet they bring, is the pet they receive the cremains of. We understand this, and have developed systems of faultless tracking during and after cremation.
Atim Creek Pet Crematory does not offer full witness cremation. We offer witness loading of companion pets. You can be present for the loading of your pet and come back for pickup after cremation and processing is completed (a few hours later). This is also referred to as expedited service. Witness loading requires an appointment. There is an extra charge for this service.
The segregated hearth furnaces are “hot hearth design” and does produce smoke when being loaded. If you wish to be present for the loading of your pet, you will be warned of this again prior to the loading. Last thing seen – first thing remembered. We do not want you to have a memory of the loading. We want you to remember your pet at his/her best.
The furnace will be loaded by staff only. No one will be permitted to participate in the loading of their pet. This safety clause is nonnegotiable.
Witnessed equine cremation is not available.