Man Spends $13,000 On Funeral For Dog

Dog FuneralA man from China wanted to show how much he loved his dog after he passed away.

This man spent $13,310 on a 2 day funeral for his beloved friend. A luxury Cadillac transported the dog to his final resting place.

At first, the funeral home refused to organize such a lavish funeral for a dog. After hearing the man’s story, they had a change of heart.

The man, a retired professor, met the stray dog three months ago after he moved to a new city. The dog was his only companion, since his children were busy with their careers. His dog died of unknown causes.

Many locals complained that the funeral for his dog was unnecessary. The man stated that his dog was a sympathetic and loyal friend and all he wanted to do was express his deep grief over his dog’s passing.

Source: China Daily News

8 Responses to “Man Spends $13,000 On Funeral For Dog”

  1. Captn' Carl says:

    This is indeed a perplexing question for many Chinese. In a country where dogs are regularly on the menu, it would be like burying a Big Mac here!

  2. Kevin says:

    Although I respect the mans dedication and love for his dog, but I find it a little funny that the funeral home refused to organized the funeral for dog. And then they had a change of heart? I think $13,310 would have changed anyones heart.

    R.I.P.

  3. NH says:

    Poor dog. RIP sweet pup.

  4. mya says:

    huh died of unknown causes.

  5. 5CatMom says:

    Captn’ Carl,

    Too true, and well said. You do have a way with words.

    But the poor dog. I hate to see anyone lose their pet.

  6. Anonymous says:

    How sad that so many parents are forgotten by their children. How wonderful that this dog provided the companionship this man sorely needed. More power to him for celebrating the dog’s life, regardless of the cost or China’s cultural mindsets.

  7. Lynn says:

    How sad that so many parents are forgotten by their children. How wonderful that this dog provided the companionship this man sorely needed. More power to him for celebrating the dog’s life, regardless of the cost or China’s cultural mindsets.

    How did I get to be “Anonymous”?

  8. Andrea D says:

    Dogs are not “regularly on the menu” in China. There are parts of China in which people do eat dog meat, but it is certainly not an everyday thing. And dogs are very popular pets there as well.


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