Pet Cemetery: The Girl Scout Edition

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If you were wondering what the creepiest Girl Scout project in history is, the Courant has got you back:

Humane society chapters have a long tradition of allowing people to bury pets on their grounds, Wright said. The society has been at its Russell Road location for at least 40 or 50 years, but had to stop pet interments in the late 1990s because of space, she said.

As time passed, fewer people visited their dead pets and the grave markers began disappearing into the earth, she said. Kamansky estimates about 80 percent of the gravestones are now buried.

Uncovering the graves is no easy task. On a recent blustery day, the five girls doing the project stuck rods in the ground to locate stones and then carefully cleared away an inch or more of sod and dirt. Their work left tight rows of rectangular plaques set in raised grass and earth frames.

At first, I was kind of excited to know I had somewhere to bury my pet but then I realized this pet cemetery is no longer open to the public. Booooo!

I kind of think an old pet cemetery should be creepy and damn near impossible to find, but I guess it’s nice that the Girl Scouts are helping out. Next time, though, maybe they should just shovel some dog crap.

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