|Published:||Jul 05, 2012 10:07 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Jul 05, 2012 11:16 PM EDT|
NAPLES, Fla.- Consider it a mausoleum for man's best friend. The Humane Society of Naples is in the final stages of completing a columbarium, which is a secure pet cemetery of sorts, with 192-spots up for sale.
"There really isn't an option for pet owners here in Collier County to place their pet's remains in perpetuity," HSN's Andy Reed said Thursday.
When finished, each granite-faced niche will don a personalized plaque dedicated to the family's four-legged friend.
The shelter's already pre-selling spots at rates ranging from $750 all the way up to the thousands. Purchasing a plot goes toward a good cause. Private donors already absorbed the entire cost of constructing the columbarium, freeing up niche collections to benefit the shelter's current residents.
"100% of the proceeds that people get when they're leasing or securing that columbarium space, all of that comes back to benefit our orphan pets awaiting adoption here at the shelter," Reed said.
If all the spots are sold, the Humane Society of Naples could net up to $300,000 to go back into the shelter.
The project is projected to be complete at the close of the summer. For more information, call the Humane Society of Naples at 239-643-1880 x21.
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