First pet aquamation business in the state opens in Enterprise

ENTERPRISE, Ala.--For many people, losing a pet is like losing a family member.
The opening of a new business in enterprise wants to give you a gentler way to honor your pet and it's the first of its kind in the state.
"About seven years ago I had a black lab that I hunted with and trained and we had to put her down," said co owner Andy Webber.
Owners of Peaceful Path Pet Aquamation Andy Webber and Will Searcy know the affect the loss of a pet can have on a family.
So the pair decided to look for alternative options to honor a pet.
"So when this came along and will and i started talking about it, having that greener option really sank in," said Webber.
"We've been working on this for over a year now and to see it come to fruition is something Andy and I are really excited about," said co owner Will Searcy.
The process uses water instead of fire to return a body back to mother nature.
Aquamation is also known as alkaline hydrolysis, that uses 95% water and 5% alkali. The alkali used in this process is the same used in cosmetics, soaps, shaving creams, and even food preparation.
"The process takes about 18 hours from start to finish," said Searcy.
Although the process is water-based, it uses less water than a single household uses in one day from start to finish.
Dawn and Scotty Johnson lost their 17-year-old dog about a week go and says the experience is just what they were looking for.
We came right to here and we were comforted they really took good care of us and made us feel loved and know that our dog was going to be dead in the way that we wanted her to be placed," said pet owner Dawn Johnson.
"These guys and this business is awesome and we thank them for being there," said pet owner Scotty Johnson.
"To have a positive experience out of something so negative is really important to us," said Webber.
Owners say right now they are serving the Wiregrass area but hope to expand to Auburn, Montgomery and even Florida.

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