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Hi, Our cat died several months ago & we buried her in the

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Hi,
Our cat died several months ago & we buried her in the garden.
Wrapped tight & in a cardboard box - but last night the foxes must have been extremely hungry & dug her up & proceeded to eat her.
What was left we have bagged up in black bags but the smell is horrendous & we dont know now what to do with the remains.
What do you suggest?

Thanks
F
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 3 years ago.

I am so very sorry to hear that this has happened with Dynamite's body.
In regards XXXXX XXXXX you can do, you can choose to rebury her as long as you place a paving stone over her body before covering her (and the stone) back up with dirt. You can then put a second paving slab on ground level and these should prevent the foxes invading her grave again. Otherwise, if you are fearful that the foxes are determined, then you will need to consider turning her body over to your local vet practice. They can send her body for cremation, which you can have the ashes returned if you wished to bury her again.

So, those would be the best options here to avoid this happening again in the future.
Since it is Sunday, you may need to ring your vet or local vets in the area to see if you can bring her in now (since some practices do have Sunday hours and others will have out of hour vets that may be at the practice just now and able to take her in for you). If you cannot reach anyone, then you may need to keep her somewhere cool and out of the reach of foxes until she can be taken into the vets or reburied in a more secure manner.

Please take care,
Dr. B.

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