This is a special pet cemetery. In 2011, a grieving pet owner went to make arrangements to have her dog buried alongside her other two pets in the Pet Memorial Park and discovered that the gate was locked – the taxes for the cemetery had been delinquent since 2004 in the amount of approximately $24,000, and the property was potentially up for sale. A non-profit organization was established, and concerned citizens raised funds to acquire the property and cleaned up the abandoned cemetery. In 2014, a dedication ceremony was held to unveil the War Dog Monument, a bronze statue recognizing and paying tribute to the human-animal bond. As in the other Texas pet cemeteries I visited this late fall, the grass was dry and yellow and the light was harsh, but big, lovely trees provided the perfect amount of shade to create some beautiful photos.
Information about the Cedar Hill Pet Memorial Project comes from here.