About the Pet Aquamation Process

What is Aquamtion?

Tranquil Tides understands you want to continue that special bond you shared with your beloved pet. We can provide you with an option that is gentle on your pet, on the planet, and on your heavy heart. We know that making the end-of-life choice is difficult and we are dedicated to care for your pet in a sustainable compassionate manner that mimics Mother Nature. What we give back to you is a way to honor your memories.

The History of Aquamation

The Initiation of an Alternative to Traditional Cremation

The process of aquamation was first developed and patented in 1888 by Amos Herbert Hanson. Amos was a farmer in the United States who was looking for a way to produce fertilizer and gelatine from animals who had passed away.

In 1993, the Albany Medical College first used Aquamation to dispose of animal remains.

In 2006, the process was first used on human remains.

CANA Recognition

In 2010, the Cremation Association of North America’s (CANA) Board of Directors voted to expand the association’s definition of cremation to include processes like alkaline hydrolysis. Their definition covers a variety of technologies that may be applied in order to achieve a reduction of bone fragments, including traditional flame-based cremation, calcination, and alkaline hydrolysis.

Rising Interest

In the last 15 years, aquamation has been used on hundreds of thousands of departed U.S. pets. Studies and surveys have shown that Americans under the age of 40 are much more likely to act on environmental and climate issues than their older counterparts. This leads to an increased interest in the energy and emissions that are utilized in traditional, fire-based cremation processes.