You can decide in advance whether you'd prefer for your cat to be buried or cremated. Your vet can arrange for your cat to be cremated, or you can take them to the pet crematorium yourself. Your cat can be cremated with other cats and their ashes scattered in the garden of rest, or you can opt for an individual cremation and have the ashes returned to you.
Alternatively, your cat can be buried in a pet cemetery. Most ceremonies can be followed by a short memorial service. If you would prefer to bury your cat in your garden, check with your local authority to ensure this is allowed.
Losing a pet is never easy and can be a traumatic experience. If you need help and support, visit the grief and loss pages on our website, where you'll find contact details of our designated Paws to Listen telephone service.