Many grieving pet owners thought that they had their pets cremated and was given a proper send-off. However, they are now left bewildered to what really happen to their beloved pet when one owner doubted the authenticity of the ashes, when his 16 year old beloved Shih Tzu, Boston, passed away.
This started when the dog owner, Alex Michael Chua, engaged a company named Express Pet Cremation (Business Registration No. 553276735K)or Pet Cremation Centre (Business Registration No. 52936811X) for his 16 year old Shih Tzu to be cremated and was returned the urn with the supposedly 'ashes and remains' in it. However, when he pry open the urn due to it being silicon sealed , he found a bag of powder-like substances in a plastic bag tightened with a cable tie. He felt suspicious as it does not look anything similar as to how a carcass should be after cremation; thus, he decided to send the contents for a forensic test. The results which he got from the forensic experts, confirms that the contents contains 93% of silicate compounds which are found to be consistent with things like sand or cement.
He has since started posting on his Facebook wall, reaching out to all pet owners who have engage the services of Express Pet Cremation/ Pet Cremation Centre to have their furkids cremated. As of 6th of August 2016, there has been 20 odd owners, after checking on the contents of their urns, are now suspecting the authenticity that has been returned to them. Many have found similar looking powder-like substances, in a bag cable tied similar to Alex Chua. Police reports have been made and more owners will be sending their ashes for forensic test.
At this point of time, we hope to gain more signatures from everyone to support this petition on getting the local authorities to expedite with the investigations of the owner of the cremation centre so that justice could prevail and also to deter anyone from conducting such unethical practices which is against the moral of a person.
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