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Your dog or cat loves you, often more than you can ever love him or her in return. You are that pet’s world. Now imagine if you weren’t around to take care of them anymore and didn’t make arrangements for their care. Unless a friend or family member takes ownership, we’re talking shelters...or worse. (Those stories out of the Sochi Olympics where stray dogs were being shot have made us ill.)

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As a general rule, it’s safe to assume that if you use a reputable crematory the ashes in your possession belong to your loved one. If you’re still skeptical, here are some of the strict protocols they follow:

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USA Today offers up a long story, at least by USA Today standards,  called "Knowing when you need life insurance."  No big revelations, but the accompanying video is what caught our eye.