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I Paid $5,000 To Stuff My Dead Cat So We Could Be Together Forever

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Together forever.

A devastated Scottish woman has discovered that death can mean a new beginning after spending $5,000 to have her beloved cat taxidermised.

“It’s the best decision I’ve ever made,” Harriet Peace, 28, told SWNS of the “Weekend At Bernie’s” move.

The macabre saga was sparked after his cat Tango was fatally hit by a car in September 2021, leaving the Ayrshire native in shambles.

“He was like my child, it was a huge loss for me,” said the distraught nursing assistant. “He had been through so much with me and I thought I would have him for at least ten years – he was my little sidekick.”

In fact, Peace said she was so devastated by Tango’s death that she couldn’t bring herself to have him “cremated” or buried, SWNS reported.

“It’s the best decision I’ve ever made,” said Harriet Peace.
Katielee Arrowsmith SWNS

That’s when a friend of hers suggested taxidermy, a time-consuming process of using various oils and chemicals to preserve an animal’s body so that it retains a lifelike appearance in death. Unfortunately, the pet embalming procedure was only offered by some experts in the UK and cost an exorbitant amount of money.

Despite the difficulties, Peace considered taxidermy “the perfect way for him to be with me forever”. She found the measure particularly fitting because her fur baby Tango bore no injuries from the car crash and just looked sleepy.

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“He was like my child, it was a huge loss for me,” said the distraught nursing assistant.
Katielee Arrowsmith SWNS

Ignoring his partner’s objections at the time, Peace immediately placed his post-mortem friend in the freezer and then transported him from Scotland to taxidermist Get Stuffed in London.

Peace said she was initially “nervous” after dropping off Tango.

“I was worried he would look different and that I would have made the wrong decision,” said the cat lover worried about the procedure, which cost £4,000 ($5,018.20 ). “I was really scared at points. We don’t really know what to expect. »

“He’s just the way he was and I’m so happy to have him here to remember him,” Peace said.
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Peace with her stuffed cat Tango, who was killed in 2021 after being hit by a car.
Peace with her stuffed cat Tango, who was killed in 2021 after being hit by a car.
Katielee Arrowsmith SWNS

However, Peace felt it was “worth it” after resuming Tango seven months later and seeing the incredible results of the procedure.

“As soon as I walked in and saw him sitting with all the other cats, I knew he was absolutely perfect,” gushed the grateful cat parent. ” I could not believe it. His fur and all – it was amazing. He is so realistic.

She added: “He is exactly as he was and I am so happy to have him here to remember him.”

Accompanying photos show the stuffed cat curled up in his bed like he’s just taking a cat nap.

Tango in all its stuffed splendour.
Tango in all its stuffed splendour.
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Peace reputed to taxidermize Tango
Peace considered taxidermy for Tango “the perfect way for him to be with me forever”.
Katielee Arrowsmith SWNS

Needless to say, Peace says her methods of preserving friendship did not sit well with many critics, many of whom found her “disgusting and demeaning” and argued that it “prevents an animal from being in peace”.

Tango’s stoic owner was quick to tell them to get stuffed. “It’s not for everyone but honestly I couldn’t thank the man who made it enough,” she said. “After losing my best friend, this is the best gift anyone can give me.”

Ultimately, Peace wants to use his saga to dispel the stigma surrounding taxidermy and encourage those who can afford it to consider stuffing their pets.

“If you had the chance to keep your pet as it was for the rest of your life, wouldn’t you? said Peace.
Harriet Peace / SWNS

“It’s done with great respect,” she insisted. “If you had the chance to keep your pet as it was for the rest of your life, wouldn’t you? »

Last month, a British couple buried their ‘dead kitty’ in their garden – only to have him return the next day, like a scene straight out of ‘Pet Sematary’.