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Oldest pet cemetery in US is final resting place for thousands of animals

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Graveyard workers carry a casket carrying the body of a Lhasa Apso for burial on June 2, in Hartsdale, N.Y.

The Hartsdale Pet Cemetery, established in 1896, is the oldest pet cemetery in the United States and serves as the final resting place for tens of thousands of animals. Pet owners can spend as much as $20,000 for a large plot to bury multiple pets and as little as $300-400 for small plots to bury ashes if they choose cremation. Pet owners also have the option of eventually having their own ashes buried in the plot, alongside their pets.

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A pet, his grave festooned by its former owner, lies buried at the Hartsdale Pet Cemetery.

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Rosenann Capano shows off a photo of her former retriever Brandy while visiting the dog's grave.

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A pet owner adjusts adornments atop her dog's grave stone.

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Maddalena Sullivan shades herself with an umbrella while visiting the grave of her cat Spanky.