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31 Days of Halloween: Spooky Pet Gravestones

ARL is launching 31 Days of Halloween today. Every day, for the month of October, we’ll be tweeting a photo of a historic/famous pet gravestone from Pine Ridge Pet Cemetery.

The month of October often conjures thoughts of autumn, dog adoption (October is Adopt-A-Dog-Month), and of course, Halloween. With this fun and spooky holiday just around the corner, the Animal Rescue League of Boston is launching 31 Days of Halloween on October 1st. Every day, for the month of October, we’ll be tweeting a photo of a historic gravestone, of a pet buried at Pine Ridge Pet Cemetery. You just might see that you recognize some of the names, as we have a few famous pets buried here.

Pine Ridge, located adjacent to the League’s Dedham Shelter, is the oldest pet cemetery in the country that is owned and operated by an animal welfare agency. In addition to the present-day cemetery, Pine Ridge’s historical section contains burials dating back to the late 1800s.

Not only is it fun to share some of these unique gravestone images with you around the time of Halloween, but these headstones are also a loving reminder of the human animal bond and the love that people have for their pet companions even after they have passed.

To view our 31 Days of Halloween photos simply follow the Animal Rescue League on Twitter www.twitter.com/arlboston. In addition to the photos, we’ll also be organizing some fun contests and Halloween giveaways through Twitter, so keep a look out! At the end of the month we will publish a blog post with all 31 of the gravestones, so for those of you who don’t have a Twitter account, not to worry, you’ll get to see these photos, too!

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