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Frequently Asked Questions

Listed below is a compiled set of Frequently Asked Questions that may help quickly answer your questions. Please feel free to give us a call anytime if your question is not answered here. 

What is a pet crematorium? 
A pet crematorium is a facility that uses heat to conduct a specialized process called cremation. This process reduces a deceased pet to bone fragments and ash. In order to operate crematory equipment in the State of Florida, for the purposes of cremating companion animals, the owner is required to register for a general air permit from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). 

How do you judge a genuine pet crematorium? 
Most pet owners would regard the service of cremation to encompass three main points: 1) The dignified handling of their pets at all times 2) The actual process of cremation done according to their wishes 3) The respectful disposition of your pet's cremated remains, either to a particular area intended for that purpose, or the return to the pet owner. 

While there may be a number of different options for cremation, they should all meet the above criteria. In the case of cremation with ashes returned to the owner, a proper cremation certificate should state the type of cremation received and also certify that the ashes you are receiving are those of your pet. 

How is cremation accomplished? 
The deceased pet's body is placed in the cremation chamber (Retort) where through intense heat and evaporation the body is reduced to its basic elements. The remaining residual is referred to as cremated remains. The resulting remains include bone fragments that are then processed into a fine particulate. The entire process is done with the greatest amount of care and respect possible. 

What is the difference between "Private" (Individual) and "Community" (Mass) cremation? 
Private or individual cremation is when a pet is cremated by itself as the only pet in the cremation chamber. Either way, all and only that pet's individual remains are collected. After the cremation is complete, your pet's cremated remains are processed, packaged, and returned to the owner. 

Community or mass cremation is a less expensive alternative to private cremation. With this option, your pet is handled in exactly the same manner, except that numerous pets are cremated together and the resulting cremated remains are not returned to the owner. With this option, all communal cremated remains are respectfully scattered on a local Florida ranch. 

How do we know that the cremated remains we get back are actually those of our pet? 
Pet owners who are selecting cremation ask how they can be certain that their pet's cremated remains are actually that of their pet. Floriday Pet Cremation has strict operating policies and procedures in place to provide the highest level of integrity during your pet's cremation. We use a steel identification tag system that follows every pet all the way through the creamation process. This is from the time we receive the pet until the remains are returned to the owner. We also use a two part identification form that identifies every pet that we handle. 

If you have any concerns or questions regarding our operating procedures please do not hesitate to call us. We will be happy to talk with you and perhaps set an appointment for you and your family to tour our Pet Crematory.

At Floriday, our family is committed to serving you and your family's needs during the difficult and painful loss of your pet. Realizing the tremendous emotional burden the death of a family pet can cause in your life, our professional and caring staff is here and committed to you and the memory of your cherished companion. 

Can all pets be cremated? 
In addition to cats and dogs, any type of pet including birds, reptiles, and other mammals can be cremated. 

How do I arrange for a pet cremation? 
Several options are available; you may contact us at Floriday Pet Cremation and make arrangements to either deliver your pet to us personally, or for us to make the removal of your pet from your home. If your pet's death is handled by a veterinarian, you may request that they arrange to have your pet cremated through Floriday Pet Cremation. They will notify us and we will pick up your pet at the clinic and then deliver the cremated remains back to the clinic when the process is complete. 

How much does an individual cremation cost? 
The cost of cremation depends on the type of service you select. Other factors that may affect your cost are: the weight of your pet, after hour pickup charges, express turn around, and the type of urn selected. We offer many different types of urns, personalized engraving, and other types of memorabilia that you may choose from. For more information on pricing, or to discuss options, please do not hesitate to contact us at 321-821-4871, 24 hours a day, and we will help you with your questions and decisions.