I have found it difficult to find trustworthy paranormal evidence pertaining to animals: dogs, cats, etc. but, wanted to write a short blog on what I did find out there. Some of the information is very interesting, especially situations that involve beloved family pets and their owners honestly believing that these pets have returned to them in one form or another.
I have owned several pets over the years and rescued many more. For the most part they were all dogs. In November, we lost our rescue mutt, Abbey, to Cancer at the age of 2 years. I am saddened to say, I have never felt any of the animals I have loved around me at any time. How about you? Do you have a story about an animal? I would love to hear from you.
This was a good episode of the program Paranormal State.
Photos of Animals-What Do You Think?
Where are Animals Buried?
Animals to which people are emotionally attached are often ceremonially buried. Most family pets are typically buried in the yard or another option is the use of pet cemeteries which have been in existence since the late 1800’s in the United States. A specially designed pet casket or vault may be used. Another popular option is cremation of the remains that are then saved in an urn, buried or scattered at a designated location. Most pet cemeteries have a chapel and are respectful of the varied religious denominations as well as alternative, non-religious ceremonies.
Los Angeles, California Pet Cemetery
This cemetery was founded by a veterinarian by the named of Dr. Eugene C. Jones in 1928. This pet memorial park covers ten acres in Calabasas, California. There are 40,000 animals interred here and the variety of pets includes horses, dogs, cats, parrots, a hen and the MGM lion named Tawny who died in 1940.
Many celebrities have their pets at this park:
- Mae West
- Bob Newhart
- Eva Gabor
- Gloria Swanson
- Charlie Chaplin
- Humphrey Bogart
- Mary Pickford
- Steven Spielberg
- Rudolph Valentino
There are also stories of hauntings at this location and one such report is that Rudolph Valentino’s Doberman Kabar, haunts the area. There are reports of the dog heard panting, barking and licking visitor’s hands. When Valentino died on August 23, 1926 he was 3,000 miles away from home. At the precise moment of his death, Kabar howled so loudly he was heard by Beatrice Lilly who was driving past Valentino’s estate. Kabar died in 1929 and was given a lavish ceremony when he was laid to rest at this cemetery. The ghost of this dog has also been seen by several people over the years at the estate.
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