A grieving mother has discovered that the ashes given to her after her daughter died were actually the remains of a dog.
Jennifer Dailey’s daughter Jerrica Sky was stillborn in April 2015, and the grieving mother had the infant’s body cremated and placed in a white box that she kept close by for the past two years.
‘I finally worked up the nerve to look into her urn and look at her ashes and there was a metal plate in there and I read it and it said Butler Pet Cremation,’ she told WTAE.
‘When I seen that I knew something was wrong,’ she said.
Grieving mother Jennifer Dailey discovered that the ashes given to her after her daughter died were actually the remains of a dog
Dailey discovered a metal tag in the ashes that read Butler Pet Cremation
Dailey called the funeral home immediately, which uses a service that cremates both humans and pets.
‘They told me a mistake had been made and I was given somebody’s pet and they were given my daughter,’ Dailey said.
‘It turned the worst thing that could possibly happen to me in my life into a thousand times worse,’ she said.
Glenn Miller, the owner of Thompson-Miller Funeral Home that performed the cremation, issued a personal apology.
Undertaker Glenn Miller issued a personal apology and blamed human error
‘The mistake is mine. Quite honestly, I made a mistake,’ Miller told WTAE.
‘I had two identical containers. I just simply put the wrong label on the wrong container,’ he explained.
Dailey rejected the apology though, and said she is considering legal action.
‘It’s humiliating. I’m horrified. As many times as I sat and cried and held that urn and cried myself to sleep, grieving for my daughter and it was somebody’s dog,’ she said.