Judy Hagan lost her beloved rat terrier eight years ago. After he passed away, she bought two plots at a local cemetery: one for her and one for her dedicated dog. Now, eight years later, Hagan has created a memorial and tombstone for her dog to demonstrate how much she loved him.
In the middle of the cemetery, Hagan inscribed a tombstone for her furry friend. It says: “In Memory Of Sh**head”.
Some local residents in Uniontown, Kentucky are calling it disrespectful to the families in this cemetery. Also some other families complain that they don’t want to be buried next to an animal.
One man, Ed Burnett, has a grandmother that does not want to be in the same cemetery as Hagan’s rat terrier. Burnett said that he doesn’t think that his grandmother is aware of the name, but if she was aware, she would end up in the hospital. He thinks that Hagan can find a better name for her dog.
Except Hagan doesn’t want to rename her dead dog. She takes care of the grave and speaks about her special dog as if he were her child.
Hagan simply says that Sh**head was her dog’s name, and she’s proud of it. She doesn’t care who gets mad about it. She only wanted the tombstone to remember her faithful dog and didn’t want to cause a controversy.
The mayor and city attorneys are looking into the matter. They say while the cemetery is public, the plot is owned by Hagan. The City Attorney also said that he has found no law prohibiting an animal from being buried in a public cemetery.
In regards to the name, they are still researching into the legality of it.
Hagan said she’s ready to fight the city, if it “hits the fan”. She will fight them to the end if they ask her to remove the tombstone of her beloved pet.