The Aims and Principles of The Association of Private Pet Cemeteries and Crematoria

APPCC-logo-web-250The following aims and principles of the Association are designed to foster trust and understanding for all involved with the death of companion animals.

  • Promote & offer guidance on funeral facilities and services for companion animals to pet owners and pet professionals.
  • Set a Code of Practice and define services for cremations and burials which together ensure quality, clarity and protection for pet owners.
  • Offer help and advice to pet crematoria, cemeteries and those providing pet funeral services.
  • Consult on legislation affecting the pet funeral sector.

The over riding principle of the Association is to provide services to you, the pet owner, that are clearly meadowwood-2described so there can be no doubt you are getting the service you expect. Everything is carried out in accordance with the Consumer Protection Against Unfair Trading Regulations which states that everything must be detailed so there is no confusion.

An acceptable cremation to one person may looked on as nothing more than a waste disposal to another. Unfortunately mis-selling is rife in the sector which makes it all the more important that you check everything carefully by using our Codes of Practice. We also provide other detailed advice to help you.

It is hoped that one day all reputable establishments will join and a uniform set of standards be applicable to the whole country. In this way the public will be protected and businesses will be able to compete on a level playing field with a strong representative voice over new legislation.