If you want the best for your deceased pet, you might consider and its historic pedigree.
Perhaps that was the thinking of a pet owner who placed their dead cat in Tupperware, with a pillow, and laid him to rest recently on the grounds of the cemetery.
Cemetery workers on July 18 found the container in the Pocantico River, between the cemetery and Douglas Park. "Due to the odor of decay emanating from a sealed container, we called SHPD out of caution," said cemetery director Jim Logan said. "We left the matter in the hands of the police."
Officers at the scene reported finding a closed plastic container with a dead cat in it. The cat was wrapped in a blanket and lying on a pillow, appearing to have died of natural causes. The owners apparently placed the cat there for a burial, the police report said. Cemetery workers said they would take care of the cat, which might not be the burial the owner had hoped for.
Logan said that "under current New York state cemetery regulations, Sleepy Hollow Cemetery is not permitted to bury pets. Nor are pet cemeteries permitted to bury humans."
Though Logan noted one recent exception. The state relented on allowing Hartsdale Pet Cemetery to accept the ashes (not full burials) of human pet owners alongside their pets.