New York has listed the Hartsdale Pet Cemetery on its register of historic places. A federal official is now reviewing an application submitted by the state to add the cemetery to the National Register of Historic Places.
Edward Martin Jr., the cemetery’s president and director, expects a decision to be made in late-August or September. If the cemetery is added to the national register, Martin says this designation will provide access to federal grants for restoration projects.
Since opening in 1896, almost 70,000 pets have been buried in the cemetery.