Crown Hill is pleased to bring back our popular Walking Club.
Through October 31st we invite you to get active, enjoy some friendly competition and win prizes! The Crown Hill Walking Club is free to the public. You can fill out an application inside the funeral home main office or fill out an application and return it via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Walkers must fill out an application before participating. Runners can join too, just follow the rules for the walking club!
Rules:You must be 18 years or above to be a member of the walking club. It will be based on the honor system and you must walk during the posted times Crown Hill Cemetery is open. (Gate hours: North Gate at 38th & Clarendon Rd. – 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. through September and maybe some of October, then it closes at 6 p.m. The South Gate at 34th St. & Boulevard Pl. gate is open 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. year round.)
After each walk, record your miles with email@example.com at the front desk inside the funeral home. The office phone number is 317-925-3800. Mileage walked must be inside the Cemetery and miles walked outside do not count. You must fill out a Walking Club Application to be a member of the Crown Hill Walking Club. As walkers reach the miles of 25, 50, 75 and 100 they will receive prizes to encourage them to keep going. The walker with the most miles on October 31st will receive a gift card as a prize!
Please be mindful and considerate of services occurring in the cemetery and alter your route if necessary.
Possible Walking Routes:0.51 Mile Walking Route - Short and easy route by the Gothic Chapel
0.95 Mile Walking Route - From the Gothic Chapel to the Crown & back
1.00 Mile Walking Route - Easy route on the north grounds
1.45 Mile Walking Route - Easy route on the north grounds
2.05 Mile Walking Route - Starts at 34th St., includes Gothic Chapel
2.47 Mile Walking Route - Starts at 34th St., goes by Dillinger’s grave
3.03 Mile Walking Route - Nice 5K route with hills, including the Crown
4.15 Mile Walking Route - Perimeter route with the Crown
5.00 Mile Walking Route - Perimeter route with the Crown, plus some
6.05 Mile Walking Route - Most challenging route but fun to do
Losing a pet is difficult. Pets are often members of the family, and dealing with loss is not easy. There are several resources available. Below are just a few.
Indiana Pet Loss Resources
Website dedicated to resources in Indiana for Pet Loss.
Chance's Spot, Pet Loss and Support Resources
Chance's Spot is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting individuals who have suffered the loss of a dearly loved pet.
Pet Loss Support Hotline, Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
The hotline is staffed by volunteer veterinary students who have undergone extensive training with professional grief counselors.
PetLoss.com, Pet Loss Website
A website for pet lovers who are grieving over the death of a pet or an ill pet.
Companion Meadow was a proud participate in the 2015 Mutt Strut. Several families, including their furry family members, stopped by the booth to visit, learn more about Companion Meadow, and enjoy treats.
Are more pets cremated or buried today?
For several reasons, the majority of pets are cremated today. First, in many urban communities, ordinances or space prohibit owners from burying their pets in the backyard. Now, cremation is an affordable and simple option that did not exist in the past. Finally, with our society becoming more mobile, choosing cremation gives you the ability to take your pet’s cremated remains with you if you move to another home. This trend of cremation becoming the preferred method of disposition also is common to the human funeral business, where it is predicted that more than 50% of all human deaths will involve cremation as soon as 2025. Thus, you are making the right choice by selecting a funeral home that specializes in pet cremations.
What is cremation?
Cremation is the process using the application of intense heat. Following a sufficient period of cool down, the ashes are retrieved from the cremation equipment and then processed into a fine, consistent granular quality. The fine granular matter is placed in the urn and returned to you for final memorialization in your home or at a pet cremation garden like Companion Meadow.
Can my veterinarian help me with cremation for my pet?
Yes. People typically chose veterinarians for their heroic life prolonging or sustaining capabilities. Many veterinarians have some knowledge of the cremation process.
Do I have to purchase a casket for my pet’s cremation?
No. Often family members will wrap their pet in a favorite blanket or some other personal article of meaning to the pet or family members.
Are all pet crematories alike?
No. Most states do not regulate pet crematories. Thus, the quality of facilities, services, and staff can vary widely. What most pet owners don’t realize is that the majority of pet cremation providers are not even located in their community. We operate our own local crematory.
Is there only one type of pet cremation?
Unlike the human cremation industry, there is very little or no regulations when it comes to pet cremations. Thus, different providers might be using the same terminology but for different types of cremation services. Basically, there are two types of pet cremations.
Since there is very little regulation in the pet cremation industry, what should I be doing to make sure that my pet is being treated with respect and dignity?
We advise that you ask your veterinarian, or the cremation provider directly if possible, three very important questions:
Do most pet owners choose a “private” or “communal” cremation?
oday, research indicates about 70% of all pet families choosing cremation want their pet’s cremated remains back.
Is an urn required and where do I get one?
Many pet cremation providers return the pet’s cremated remains in a temporary container, often a tin can or cardboard box. However, as a funeral profession, we understand the dignity your pet’s cremated remains deserve. Accordingly, we use a very simple, yet dignified urn in all of our cremation offerings. Additionally, many families choose to upgrade to an urn that speaks of their pet’s life. We offer an assortment of memorial urns, jewelry, garden stones, and other products. Contact us about the personalize options available to you or visit our Pet Urns page to see a few of the options.
A cemetery is a place or remembrance and reflection. It is a place for families to gather and remember their loved ones. Our expert staff understands that pets are an important part of your family, and it is normal for a family to grieve over the loss of a pet. Companion Meadow offers families a place to remember and reflect on the life of their fur family members. Having a permanent place to visit and share memories of your pet is an important part of the grieving process and provides you with comfort knowing your pet will never be forgotten.