THE RAINBOW BRIDGE POEM
When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.
All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.
They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.
You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.
Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....
Sugarloaf Pet Gardens is a cemetery for beloved pets, complete with sanctuary and other services - a community for people and the pets they have loved. We are dedicated to providing the caring support you need when suffering the loss of your pet and are ready to provide your family with funeral services, cremation services and a scenic cemetery for dignified burial and perpetual care.
We respect and admire the devotion families feel for the pets who have given them unconditional love and the joy of companionship; the lessons they teach our children and the wam cuddles they have given us when we needed them most. Funeral services help your family cope with the deep emotions you feel and help you toward the first step of recovery from your loss.
Your pet will rest peacefully with the dogs, cats, rabbits, ferrets, parrots, iguanas,horses and the many others who are memorialized by their loving families at Sugarloaf Pet Gardens. The gardens offer a beautiful, peaceful setting to commune with nature and relive precious memories, and to visit graveside with your pet in the days or years to come. Eleven hundred evergreen trees have been planted to line the 5 acre cemetery that contains 30,000 plots.
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Founder Clifford Neal, in a newspaper interview, said “I’ve never done anything in my life where people are so appreciative of what we’ve done. People say, "I don’t know what we would have done with our baby if you weren’t here."
“We intend for this to go on forever,” he said. "I like to think of this cemetery as a treasury of memories." Clifford Neal passed away suddenly in 2008 at the age of 92 on the way to welcome a grieving pet owner. His son, Jerry, and extended family operate the Gardens in the same caring and respectful manner that the Neal family has shown in the community for decades.
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