Photo(s) of the Day 9/26/18

While I was in The City last week I stopped and took some photos at the Presidio Pet Cemetery. Located under the elevated roadway of the Presidio Parkway (formerly known as Doyle Drive), it is the final resting place for over 400 pets of the military families who lived on the base.

Dogs, cats, birds, rodents, fish, and assorted reptiles have been laid to rest here since the 1950s. When the demolition of the old roadway and the construction of the new parkway began, measures were taken to protect the headstones and markers of the cherished animals.

No new internments are allowed and plans are underway to preserve this historical site.

Click on any photo in the gallery below to view larger images.

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  5 comments for “Photo(s) of the Day 9/26/18

  1. September 28, 2018 at 1:50 PM

    Simply heartwarming. I didn’t even know that this place existed, but now that I do, I want to visit it next time I’m in SF. I’m glad this hallowed ground was protected and treated with the respect it deserves. Pets are more than animals (who in and of themselves deserve respect as fellow Earth dwellers), they are family, and are dearly missed and remembered by those whose homes they have left just a little empty. Than you for sharing these photos, Allan.

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    • September 29, 2018 at 1:48 PM

      You are very welcome, Jose. Give me a heads up the next time you are in the area and perhaps we can meet for a chat/photo adventure.

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  2. September 26, 2018 at 10:20 AM

    I was just recently out to the military cemetery a few weeks ago here in Benicia. They have just a few graves for pets there too. This is a really small cemetery overall. How warm and loving to see this in military sites.

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    • September 26, 2018 at 3:12 PM

      It’s nice for the families, and the servicemen, who were stationed here over the years. We bought a wonderful Cocker Spaniel puppy from a Sergeant who was stationed here in the ’80s. He and his wife raised them for extra money since his paycheck didn’t go far out here.

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