Pets & Paws Cremation opens in Bellingham

Posted by DAVE GALLAGHER on December 13, 2013 

BELLINGHAM - The owner of Jerns Funeral Home recently opened Pets & Paws Cremation.

The new business will offer pet cremation and a variety of services for owners in Whatcom, Skagit, Island and San Juan counties, according to a company news release.

"Having recently suffered the loss of our dog Heidi, I certainly understand the special bond that exists between pet owners and our companion animals," said owner Brad Byntar. "We offer a wide range of choices for celebrating their lives and memorializing the special memories they provide in a dignified and safe manner."

The pet crematory is a different facility from the human crematory that Jerns uses, according to the news release. Both are run by certified crematory operators.

Pets & Paws cremation is at 800 E. Sunset Drive, near Interstate 5. For details, call 360-483-9440 or visit

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