The cemetery demonstrates the friendship beyond death between people and pets

Cat and dog cemetery in France makes many tourists touched by the affection of the owner for their pets even after death.

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The animal cemetery "Le cimetiere des chiens et Autres Animaux Domestiques" is nestled on the outskirts of Paris (France), next to the town of Asnieres-sur-Seine. This place is 120 years old and attracts nearly 4,000 visitors every year. Coming here, you can see the tomb of Rin Tin Tin, the most famous dog in Hollywood history. Photo: Culture Trip.
In 1898, France enacted a law that allowed people to bury animals instead of throwing their bodies in trash or rivers. However, the burial site must be at least 100 m far from residential areas and at least 1 m deep. Journalist Marguerite Durant and lawyer Georges Harmois bought a plot of land near Pont de Clichy and turned it into a cemetery for dogs, cats and other pets. A year later, the cemetery went into operation. Photo: Cool Stuff In Paris.
One of the most amazing graves in this cemetery belongs to the rescue dog Barry. Before his death, Barry rescued 40 people conquering the mountains between Italy and Switzerland. With injuries sustained during the rescue, the dog died shortly afterwards. The tombstone erected in honor of Barry stated: "This dog saved 40 lives." In fact, Barry's body is not in the grave but on display at the museum. Photo: Culture Trip.
Most graves in this cemetery are for dogs or cats. However, if you go around long enough, you can see the graves of birds, fish or even lions. Many gravestones have only name inscriptions, without specifying species, to make visitors curious which animal was buried below. Photo: Cool Stuff In Paris.
The part of Rin Tin Tin is famous for not being too big but there are often flowers given by fans. Rin Tin Tin conquered Hollywood with professional acting, the ability to understand ideas fast. This dog impressed from the movie Man From Hell River and really rose to fame thanks to Where The North Begins. Photo: Cool Stuff In Paris.
Some people even write poems on the headstones of their pets. Pictured is the tomb of Cocotte hen (1906-1922). The poem on the tombstone is the confession of the owner to the animal that has lived with them for 16 years. The person named R.O.G insists he will never forget his "chicken friend". Cool Stuff In Paris.
Many wild cats like to roam the tomb. They still often receive food from people visiting old pets. Photo: Daily Mail.
Caty (right) died at the age of 15. Normally, the life expectancy of cats reaches from 2 to 16. This cemetery also appears many common graves due to the area of land not allowed. Others want the animals to be able to continue playing together even after they die. Photo: Daily Mail.
"I felt like crying when I first came here. Their love for their pets was so touching. Perhaps only the romantic souls of the French could create this special cemetery," the account said, Patrick shared.
The cemetery was almost closed in 1986 due to financial problems. This place stopped accepting animal burial until September 1987. However, local residents have struggled to the end so the cemetery can survive. Today, this animal cemetery has been recognized and preserved by the state. Photo: Daily Mail.

The cemetery demonstrates the friendship beyond death between people and pets The cemetery demonstrates the friendship beyond death between people and pets Reviewed by Duy Khiêm on October 28, 2019 Rating: 5

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