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Jakarta Post

Shelter offers novel ways for Jakartans to say goodbye to dead pets

  • A. Muh. Ibnu Aqil

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, April 16, 2019   /  03:33 pm
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Tukidjo who supervises the cremation service at city run animal shelter Pondok Pengayom Satwa Jakarta in Ragunan, South Jakarta, prepares the fire on April 10.(JP/A. Muh Ibnu Aqil)

Roy Soediono, 54, and Juliwati, 54, said a silent prayer while staring at the furnace, which was spewing orange flames. Their beloved 13-year-old Labrador named Chelsea, who had died recently, was being cremated. “She had been suffering over the past three weeks because of a tumor that was close to her breasts,” Roy told The Jakarta Post last Wednesday. Before her death, Roy explained that Chelsea could not move or eat and breathed heavily. The couple then visited a veterinarian to get some medicine for their beloved furry friend. “The vet said she was suffering a lot,” he said, adding that he and Juliwati then decided to put Chelsea down to end her suffering. The couple and their three children were grief-stricken after Chelsea’s death because the beloved canine had been a family pet for more than a decade. After she died, Roy said, they wanted ...