October 2017 | Cremation is an Option for Horses and Large Animals
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Cremation is an Option for Horses and Large Animals

October 2017

Thousand Hills Large Animal Crematorium & Memorial is a family owned and operated equine crematory located in Butler County, Pennsylvania serving Pennsylvania and the surrounding states. Chris Ackerman, owner and operator, currently serves as a Captain in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard. His wife, Jessica, helps with the administrative duties for Thousand Hills while raising their four children.

The Ackermans started Thousand Hills to fill a tremendous need in the western Pennsylvania area and have had an overwhelmingly positive response from the equestrian community. Aside from equine cremation, the aftercare options for horse owners are typically burial, composting, rendering, or a disposal service. “There weren’t many options for owners when it came to the aftercare of their horses. We wanted to provide another option for those who wanted to preserve the memory of their animals in an affordable and dignified way,” said Chris Ackerman. “Many people don’t even know that cremation is an option for horses. It is important for the equine community to know their options and, as unpleasant and difficult as it may be, to plan ahead for the loss of their animals. Having a plan in place can alleviate so much stress during such a heartbreaking time.”

Thousand Hills offers an all-inclusive service which provides compassionate and dignified pickup of your horse (or other large animal) from your farm or equine hospital, whole-horse cremation, a beautiful, locally made oak urn with engraved nameplate, a cremation certificate, and delivery of the urn back to you. “Our goal is to make it as smooth and stress-free for the owner as possible by taking care of the details through the entire process,” said Chris.

Those interested in getting more information about equine cremation are welcome to call Jessica at (724) 355-8296 at any time or visit their website at www.thousandhillspetcrematory.com.