Bethany and Cory Tilstra (holding daughter Emma) started Prairie Wind Pet Cremation in August 2020 as a burial alternative for area pet owners. The family poses with their pets outside at the memorial garden, an option for grieving pet owners to spread their pet’s ashes.

Prairie Wind Pet Cremation helps when man's best friend dies

For the Casey and Lee Westphal family of rural Hills, their dog named Red was a faithful companion.

She was an eager greeter and was dubbed “the best farm hand” by daughter McKenna in a social media post Aug. 21

about the 12-year-old Red Heeler’s death.

A rescue dog, Red was 2 years old when she came to the Westphal farm and proved to be an eager helper to the family.


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