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Boss who gave dog owners FAKE ashes!!

Pet owners may be aware on the terrible story surrounding the Peak Pet Crematorium in Derbyshire, where rather than the deceased pets being being cremated and the ashes returned to their owners, Emma Bent would dump the bodies in a field and let them to decompose.


This is a terrible story and not how proffesional pet crematoria operate, Lincolnshire pet crematorium is operated by commited, professional staff who offer the best of services to bereaved pet owners.

This very sad story emphasises the responsibility which Veterinary surgeries and the appointed authorities have to ensure premises are operating in the correct manner, this has not been helped by the Enviorment agency ceasing to issue permits or licences to pet crematoria permises.

The descion to not offer these permits and licences ultimately means unlicenced and un-permitted premises are not inspected or encouraged to operate under any code of conduct or regulations.


The public must however be assured all members of the Frederation of Private Pet Crematoria are either licensed, hold a permit or have agreed to operate by our code of conduct at all times, here at Lincolnshire Pet Crematorium we abide by this strice code of conduct. Always look for the Logo.


We must advise it is the responsibility of all vetinary practices to ensure the pets which are deceased are disposed of in the correct and legal manner. Pet owners should always check with their veterinarian where they send their deceased pets too, giving you the owner the opportunity to call or visit the creamtorium. 

We fully supoort the the advise given by the press to pet owners, that should they be quoted a cost of less than £120 for an individual cremation, this should be treated with extreme caution.

The advise should be applied whether the quoation os from your veterinary surgery or direct from a pet crematorium.


It is "good practice" and the most accepted procedure for high sided trays to be used, this ensures that a pets ashes are completely contained and cleanly removed from the chamber after each cremation has taken place removing the need for wet brushes, which in itself could cause contamination between pets.

If as a pet owner you are in any doubt, speak to your vet, speak to the crematorium they recommend and if you are able, make sure you go along and visit the premises.

Pet owners must however ensure they are not confused by scare mongering tactics which some crematoria and associations try to spread around by stipulating that only they cremate in the correct manner, there are many different systems of individual or private cremation which can be carried out, all of which are correct and will provide a pet owner with the return of their pets ashes without contamination.

It is not correct to state that all cremation chambers must be swept and cleaned between each cremation due to the extremely high temperatures at which a cremation chamber is required to operate, (unless the crematorium in question only carries out two or possibly three cremations per day), and the fact that all modern cremators are refractory lined and very well insulated to ensure the heat is held within the chamber and not allowed to escape through the walls, therefore several hours are required to make is possible to enter the chamber with any "cleaning articles" i.e., brooms etc. Of course it could be argued that a wet or damp broom would survive the heat but this would only allow for ashes to stick to the brush requiring a new brush for each cleaning process.