El primer cementerio público de animales de compañía del país abrirá en Málaga

The first public cemetery for pets in the country will open in Malaga

The Andalusian province with the most registered pets is Malaga, with more than 350,000 pets.

This Monday, the Malaga City Council approved one of the last procedures for the entry into service of the pet cemetery, which will be managed by the municipal company Parcemasa. These are pioneering facilities in Spain, since the four similar facilities in other cities are private.

The Plenary Commission on Environmental Sustainability has agreed to begin the exercise of the activity of these facilities that are already built as a local economic initiative, to take note of the technical report and rates and to begin the comprehensive reform of the statutes. of Parcemasa to incorporate this new activity into its portfolio of services.

This has been reported by the City Council in a statement, pointing out that once validated by the Plenary Commission on Environmental Sustainability, the file will be submitted to public exhibition for a period of 30 calendar days from its publication in the Official Gazette of the Province and on the municipal website (www.malaga.eu), during which individuals and entities may make allegations.

The next and final step prior to the start of its entry into service will be the final approval of the file. After overcoming a complex administrative process, the opening of the new facilities will comply with the 2023-2027 municipal government program.

The new Málaga pet cemetery, located on a plot of the Málaga Cemetery Park (San Gabriel), has involved an investment of 1,011,980.95 euros. The facilities have been built with sustainability and energy efficiency criteria and have a citizen service building (reception area, administrative office, veterinary office and toilets), crematorium and farewell room.

Likewise, the site has a green space for the deposit of ashes and a burial area. In addition to cremations and burials, the cemetery will also offer other services such as the transfer of dead animals, celebration of a farewell ceremony, rental of niches and columbariums or deregistration of pets.

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