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Q & A: Pet Memorial Day

Question: Pet Memorial Day

“Is there really such a thing as Pet Memorial Day? If there is, when is it and why isn’t it publicized more?”


This nation’s first Pet Memorial Day was conducted on June 11, 1972, culminating 10 years of work to inaugurate such an event. The original idea for such a Memorial Day originated in the minds of Bob and Dorie Limpus, who used to operate a pet cemetery in San Diego, California. Thousands attended this event. National Pet Memorial Day is now the second Sunday in September of each year.

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