IAOPCC PRESS RELEASE
THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF PET CEMETERIES & CREMATORIES (IAOPCC) NAMES ACCREDITED PET CREMATORY FACILITY
SARASOTA PET CREMATORY
RECEIVES HIGHEST PET CREMATORY ACCREDITATION!
Atlanta, Georgia – February, 2016 – The International Association of Pet Cemeteries and Crematories (IAOPCC) has announced it has awarded its highest honor to Sarasota Pet Crematory as it passes the industry’s first and only Pet Crematory Accreditation Program. Sarasota Pet Crematory has received its Accreditation award making it only the second facility in Florida with this distinction.
Pet Parents can now feel reassured about the care their deceased animal receives since the worldwide Accreditation Standards were announced for pet cemeteries and crematories by the International Association of Pet Cemeteries and Crematories (IAOPCC).
Founded in 1971, the IAOPCC is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing the standards, ethics and professionalism of pet cemeteries and crematories worldwide.
In an industry with little regulations, the IAOPCC is the only organization with published recommended procedures for every step of the pet cremation process, including, transportation, each type of pet cremation, readily retrievable records, facility standards and continuing education for pet crematorium staff members. Following five years of study and research, these Accreditation standards, processes, and program of inspections were rolled out in January of 2014 across the United States, Canada, and worldwide to its Members.
Prior to Accreditation, owners, Scott & Priscilla Myers, and their staff, spent several months examining its systems, processes, and procedures to be sure every aspect met the IAOPCC’s standards of quality. Through the IAOPCC’s Accreditation Program, pet crematories are evaluated against a pool of more than 240 standards representing the best practices in pet cremation care and management. An international task force of crematory operators created and continually update the standards to reflect the latest developments and improvements in pet aftercare care, pet cremation techniques, records, cleanliness, staff and client safety, and areas essential to excellent pet and client care.
As a largely a self-regulated profession, the pet aftercare profession has little oversight, other than environmental regulations and business licensing. Currently there are only 2 states, Illinois and New York, in the United States that have any legal standards for pet cremation. With the introduction of the IAOPCC Accreditation Program, the IAOPCC has given the industry and the pet owner a measure of protection regarding the integrity of the pet aftercare processes from those pet crematories who seek out Accreditation and inspection.
For additional local information, please contact Scott Myers with Sarasota Pet Crematory at 941-355-6000 or the IAOPCC at 1-800-952-5541.