Is it illegal to bury your pet in your yard in Arkansas or Texas?

I am a pet owner and dogs are my preferred pet. But what do you do in the case of your beloved pet passing away? I had a rottweiler that we had to ut down after her battle with cancer. At the time we were at the vet's office and they offered to take care of her for me after her passing.

But in the past, I have had dogs that have unfortunately died at my house including my precious shelter dog Maggie. but what do you do then? Most of us would be ok with burying our dog in our yard or maybe at your family's longtime home. I have actually buried my dogs at my childhood home in Wake Village.

But is it legal? Can you bury a pet in your yard? It does seem like the obvious choice, and if you live in Arkansas it is actually illegal. This is what emergencyvetusa.com had to say about this:

Arkansas does not allow home burial of pets on an owner’s property. Their laws state that the owners must cremate or dispose of their pet’s body within 12 hours of their death.

This is what the law states for residents in the state of Texas:

Pet burial on your property is allowed In Texas as long as the pet is buried at least 3 feet underground.

Nowadays there are many options for what you can do with your pet and this video shows the options of burial or cremation.

I think that in the future I will consider the cremation of the two dogs that we have now. I think it may be a better option for them and for our family.

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