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Hampshire pet crematorium named a finalist for National Award

The owner of Dignity Pet Crematorium has been recognised as an “Animal Hero”

Dignity owner, Kevin Spurgeon, has been selected as a finalist for the Animal Star Awards 2021 on behalf of Dignity. Kevin said “This news has come as a welcome morale boost to myself and the team. I’m so lucky to have such a dedicated group of people who have been working tirelessly throughout the pandemic and it has been really hard at times. Although my name has been put forward, I couldn’t do it without the Dignity Team and every single one of them make a positive difference to people after the loss of their pet. We just want to make their experience a comforting and loving one that gives owners peace of mind and helps them in their grieving process.”

The Animal Star Awards gives recognition to animals and humans alike for the extraordinary things they do. The judges are industry experts in their field with the lead judge being CEO of The Badger Trust and well-known animal campaigner Dominic Dyer.

The winners will be announced at the Animal Star Awards Online Virtual Event on Sunday 28 March. Mary Burgess, Founder of the Animal Star Awards, said “The event will be pre-recorded with some very special celebrity guests and there will be performances too from some fabulous entertainers including singer Rachael Hawnt (BBC One All Together Now finalist), Max with Gordon the monkey, The Fabulous Miss G and my co- host will be back – Mark Carter of BBC Radio.”

Dignity have previously been selected as finalists for the Pet Industry Federation Awards (Pet Service Business of the Year) and for the FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards (Environmental Business of the Year). They are proud of their ethics and are always looking for new ways to make the business as eco-friendly as possible. Kevin Spurgeon, owner of Dignity Pet Crematorium, was even awarded an honorary fellowship at the University of Winchester in 2015 for the ethical way in which the business is run.

About Dignity Pet Crematorium: Dignity Pet Crematorium, one of the only independent pet crematoriums left in the South, based in Winchfield, Hampshire, is a multi-award-winning pet crematorium specialising in individual pet cremations. Opened in 1992 by Barry and Carole Spurgeon (now both deceased), Dignity is now run by their son Kevin (46). Owners can have their ashes laid to rest alongside their pets in Dignity’s remembrance gardens, and it was the first crematorium in the UK to obtain planning permission to do so in 2011.

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