Will Diesel Soon Be Buried In The Oldest Animal Cemetery In The World?

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A week ago, the death of Diesel during the raid in Saint-Denis, Paris, moved the entire world.

 

Diesel-chien-RAID

 

The hashtag #JeSuisChien was shared all over the internet and there was an online petition for the 7 year old Belgian Shepherd to be awarded a medal of honour which received over 47,000 signatures. Russia even gave France a little police puppy as a sign of solidarity.

 

This Wednesday, we turned to the town of Asnières in the Hauts-de-Seine department of Paris to pay tribute to Diesel by offering him a place in their famous cemetery for animals.

 

The Cemetery of Dogs is said to be the world's oldest public pet cemetery with more than 40,000 animals have been buried in this cemetery, not just dogs, but also cats, a racehorse, a lion, a monkey, and domestic animals such as rabbits, hamsters, mice, birds, and fish. Asnieres, FRANCE -28/10/2009

Source : @FranceSoir

Manuel Aeschlimann, the mayor of the town, announced:

 

Diesel firmly has a place in the dog cemetery in Asnières. At the moment, [the RAID officers] are extremely busy but they seem to appreciate our proposition. And clearly his handler must give his honest opinion.

 

The oldest cemetery for animals in the world

 

The cemetery in Asnières is well-known for being the first cemetery for animals in the world, founded at the start of the 20th century.

 

Le cimetière des chiens d'Asnières-sur-Seine est considéré comme le premier cimetière animalier créé au monde

Source : @NatureAnimale

 

Found there is a monument dedicated to the memory of lifesaving police dogs which was unveiled in 1912. The same year that policemen were first accompanied by dogs in their duty. Several police dogs are buried there : Dora (1907-1920) from the Asnières police station, Top, awarded multiple times, and even Léo, who was killed in action.

 

There is also a statue dedicated to the memory of Dick, a famous dog from the trenches, and another effigy of Moustache, a heroic dog from Napoleon's army.

 

CIMETIERE DES CHIENS ASNIERES SUR SEINE (HAUTS DE SEINE) LE SAINT BERNARD QUI SAUVA 40 VIES

Source : @LeParisien

As for whether Diesel will join his heroic predecessors, the decision rests in the hands of the RAID squad.

 

Le cimetière des chiens d'Asnières-sur-Seine est considéré comme le premier cimetière animalier créé au monde

Source : @NatureAnimale

 

Wherever he lies, rest in peace, Diesel. May you be awarded with all the honours you deserve!

 

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