RIPets offers compassionate, dignified pet cremation

I wrote your name in the sand, but the waves washed it away. Then I wrote it in the sky, but the wind blew it away. So I wrote it on my heart, and that's where it will always stay.

Anonymous

RIPets has provided compassionate and dignified pet cremation services since 1997.

It collects deceased pets from 60 veterinary practices and private homes in and around Cape Town.

Vehicles are always on standby.

The company’s three-chamber pet crematorium is the first of its kind in South Africa.

RIPets also offers memorialisation.

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Brian Scott, CEO at RIPets.

Listen to the interview in the audio below (and scroll down for quotes from it).

We cremate the pet and return the ashes to them…

Brian Scott, CEO at RIPets

There are communal burial sites… but you’re not able to visit them to pay respect…

Brian Scott, CEO at RIPets

Most of us in the business are pet owners…

Brian Scott, CEO at RIPets

It’s a growing business. People are more and more keeping unusual pets… They can all be cremated; we treat them in the same way… We don’t discriminate…

Brian Scott, CEO at RIPets

It’s one of the most regulated industries in the country…

Brian Scott, CEO at RIPets

The incinerator was used when Chris Barnard was doing experiments on baboons before the first heart transplant… they built an incinerator which fell into disuse… We bought it… It works on paraffin…

Brian Scott, CEO at RIPets

We do about 1400 cremations in a month… of which half the owners want the ashes back…

Brian Scott, CEO at RIPets

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