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Monday, June 12, 2006

Raising the Dead


Pets to Be Exhumed From Cemetery
From the Associated Press
June 12, 2006

About 1,000 animals, including dogs, cats and monkeys, must be exhumed from a Bay Area pet cemetery because their burial plots are on leased land that the owner wants back.
One-third of the cemetery belongs to the real estate firm Cypress Abbey Co. and has been leased informally since the 1960s, C'de Baca said.
A formal agreement struck in 1986 allowed the cemetery to use the land rent-free on the condition that the graves would be exhumed and the land returned in 20 years.
C'de Baca said he believed that he would be able to buy the land at the end of the term.
"I probably should have been more clear" to pet owners about the status of the land, C'de Baca said. "But I didn't know he was sincere about not wanting to sell."
LA Times

3 Comments:

Blogger Cat in Rabat ( كات في الرباط) said...

"I probably should have been more clear" to pet owners about the status of the land, C'de Baca said.
Ya think?

10:47 AM  
Blogger ByronB said...

Yeah, great throwaway line!

1:35 AM  
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