My commitment to the well being of all dogs motivated me to begin a business called "With Dignity" in 1992. I was at an animal hospital when a van pulled up. The driver opened the back and a number of deceased pets fell to the cement. I watched in horror as the driver tossed these beloved pets back into the truck by a leg, tail, etc. I have NEVER wanted any of my pets treated in that manner. I began my business shortly thereafter even though a Veterinarian friend of mine warned me that the after death care of animals was shocking. He was correct. Fortunately, as the years progress, there are more and more safeguards being added in Illinois. Unfortunately, not all cemeteries or crematories comply. Within the Chicagoland area I can only personally recommend two crematories and only three cemeteries.