1989 - Volume #13, Issue #5, Page #15[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Preserv-A-Pet"It's the next best thing to bringing a pet back to life," says Roger Saatzer, president of Preserv-A-Pet, Nisswa, Minn. (Vol. 10, No. 3). Pet owners from across the country send their four-legged loved ones to Saatzer to be pre-served using the first-of-its-kind process. Freeze-drying extracts all water from the body without altering its shape or size. All decomposition is halted and the animal won't shrink or have an odor. Pet owners ship their pets frozen by overnight express along with a photo or two showing the pose they want their pet to be preserved in. The pet is then thawed, shaped into the desired pose, and freeze dried. Eyes are the only artificial body parts added. Cost for freeze-drying pets ranges from about $600 for a house cat to $2,000 for a large watchdog in the jumping or "attack" position. Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Roger Saatzer, North Star Freeze Dry, Inc., P.O. Box 409, Nisswa, Minn. 56468 (ph 800 551-3223).
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