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May 20, 2016

Giving your pet a high-class send-off after death

Giving your pet a high-class send-off after death

Pets are getting a high-class send-off at Animatrans, a funeral home that claims to be the first in Belgium to cater exclusively for pets.

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Patrick Pendville, founder of Animatrans, shows a resin mask depicting the face of a dead dog at the Samsara Eternity crematory for animals in Soignies, Belgium April 15, 2016. Pets are getting a high-class send-off at Animatrans, a funeral home that claims to be the first in Belgium to cater exclusively for pets. Other customers choose to stuff their dead pets to turn them into an even more tangible reminder YVES HERMAN/REUTERS

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A grave of a dog is seen at a cemetery for animals in Aywaille, Belgium April 8, 2016. YVES HERMAN/REUTERS

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Graves of pets are seen at a cemetery for animals in Aywaille, Belgium April 8, 2016. YVES HERMAN/REUTERS

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A statue of a dog is seen at a cemetery for animals in Aywaille, Belgium April 8, 2016. YVES HERMAN/REUTERS

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Monique Kroonen-Dupont poses with her stuffed Yorkshire, named Doudou, at her home in Genval, Belgium April 29, 2016. YVES HERMAN/REUTERS

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Myriam Waeles poses with her stuffed duck, a mallard named Arthur, at her home in Lennik, Belgium April 29, 2016. "Arthur was a special duck... He was always waiting for me at the door when I came home, walking next to me in the living room," Waeles said. "Having Arthur, stuffed next to me, comforts me." YVES HERMAN/REUTERS

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Chantal Bauchez poses with her stuffed barbary macaque, named Moukys, at her home in Rebecq, Belgium April 29, 2016. YVES HERMAN/REUTERS

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Cathy Vertongen, a taxidermist, poses with a stuffed dog at her workshop in Aalst, Belgium April 29, 2016. YVES HERMAN/REUTERS

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The stuffed body of Moukys, a barbary macaque, is seen at its owner Chantal Bauchez's home in Rebecq, Belgium April 29, 2016. YVES HERMAN/REUTERS

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Patrick Pendville, owner of Animatrans, poses with a stuffed dog at a taxidermist's workshop in Aalst, Belgium April 29, 2016. YVES HERMAN/REUTERS

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Cathy Vertongen, a taxidermist, works on a dead dog at her workshop in Aalst, Belgium April 29, 2016. YVES HERMAN/REUTERS

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Cathy Vertongen, a taxidermist, works on a dead dog at her workshop in Aalst, Belgium April 29, 2016. YVES HERMAN/REUTERS

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Paolo Presti reacts next to the body of his dog Bianca, a Canadian shepherd, at the Samsara Eternity crematory for animals in Soignies, Belgium April 12, 2016. YVES HERMAN/REUTERS

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Cathy Vertongen, a taxidermist, works on a dead parrot at her workshop in Aalst, Belgium April 29, 2016. YVES HERMAN/REUTERS

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Cathy Vertongen, a taxidermist, works on a dead dog at her workshop in Aalst, Belgium April 29, 2016. YVES HERMAN/REUTERS

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The body of Bianca, a Canadian shepherd, lies in a decorated basket at the Samsara Eternity crematory for animals in Soignies, Belgium April 12, 2016. YVES HERMAN/REUTERS

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The body of Chico, a Chihuahua, is seen in a decorated basket at the Samsara Eternity crematory for animals in Soignies, Belgium April 12, 2016. YVES HERMAN/REUTERS

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Chantal Detimmerman reacts next to the body of her dog Chico, a Chihuahua, placed in a decorated basket at the Samsara Eternity crematory for animals in Soignies, Belgium April 12, 2016. YVES HERMAN/REUTERS

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People react next to the body of their dog Bianca, a Canadian shepherd, at the Samsara Eternity crematory for animals in Soignies, Belgium April 12, 2016. YVES HERMAN/REUTERS

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Patrick Pendville, founder of Animatrans, adjusts coffins made for animals at his shop in Brussels, Belgium April 15, 2016. YVES HERMAN/REUTERS

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