Community pet cremation, also known as “communal” cremation, means that the bodies of several animals are placed in the cremation chamber and cremated at the same time. The ashes of all the pets are mingled during the process. Ashes are not returned to the owner if this method is chosen.
When discussing pet cremation with a cremation provider, it is very important to ask the provider for clarification on exactly what they mean by the following terms: private cremation, individual cremation, partitioned pet cremation, and communal (or community) pet cremation.
In the pet cremation industry, there are currently no absolutely standardized definitions of these terms, so it is important to be sure you understand what the pet cremation provider means when they use these definitions.