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Pet owners dish out big dollars for funerals

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A headstone at Hartsdale Pet Cemetery outside of New York City. The cemetery is the oldest of its kind the the United States. (Peter Cox/CNS)

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A recent addition to the Hartsdale Pet Cemetery outside of New York City. Pet owners are spending more money in memorializing their cats or dogs. (Peter Cox/CNS)

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A gravesite at Hartsdale Pet Cemetery in Scarsdale, NY, the oldest pet cemetery in the nation. Pet owners shell out hundreds to thousands of dollars to have their pets buried and memorialized there. (Peter Cox/CNS)

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A gravestone at Hartsdale Pet Cemetery in New York. Many pet owners willing to spend thousands to memorialize their animals. (Peter Cox/CNS)

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Backyard burials for Sparky are a thing of the past. Today's pet owners are heading to the pet cemetery to memorialize their cherished hounds or felines.


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