Pet cemetery to open in Woluwe-Saint-Pierre by the end of the year

A new pet cemetery will be installed at the end of the year in Woluwe-Saint-Pierre, making it the only place where one will be allowed to bury a pet in Brussels.

The initiative was led by the Secretary of State for Animal Welfare Bianca Debaets (CD&V), and has recently received the backing of the municipality of Woluwe-Saint-Pierre.

The cemetery will have space for more than 70 animal coffins, in addition to a columbarium and a lawn dedicated to the dispersion of ashes, confirmed the office of the mayor of Woluwe-Saint-Pierre, Benoît Cerexhe (CDH).

Initially, it will only be available to pets owned by inhabitants living in Woluwe-Saint-Pierre, although it is possible that it might eventually be opened up to pets from other areas of the Brussels Region.

There is currently only one other pet cemetery in Brussels, in Ixelles, although the animals commemorated on its gravestones are not actually buried there.