Cremation of Pet Cat


Our cat had to be euthanized after it was determined by numerous sources that the pet was undergoing severe discomfort, pain, and suffering. Due to a possible rabies situation, the vet was required (according to law) the cat had to be cremated and tested for rabies. What should be done with the cremated remains? Should the remains be buried in a pet cemetery? I am understanding that it should not receive a grave stone and not be mourned like a human. Could the cremated remains be kept in a Jewish home or would burying be more appropriate?



  1. According to Jewish Law there is no obligation to bury the ashes of your beloved cat in a pet cemetery. However, I also do not think that it is appropriate to keep the ashes in your home. If you would like to have the ashes close by and you have a garden perhaps you could consider burying the ashes in a secluded part of the garden.

    Best wishes from the Team