Former pet owners fearful after pet cemetery foreclosure

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An animal cemetery in Orange County has gone broke, leaving former pet owners wondering what will happen to their beloved late pets.

Officials say the 15-acre Abbingdon Hill Pet Cemetery was foreclosed on and sold at auction, but so far, no one knows what's next for hundreds of pets buried there.

A spokesperson for Attorney General Eric Schneiderman confirmed Tuesday that their office is investigating what they say are "apparent deceptive practices" surrounding payment for services the now-defunct cemetery is no longer providing.

The laws surrounding pet cemeteries are unclear, and News 12 was unable to locate the previous or current owner for comment.

Town officials say no requests for zoning changes or building permits have been received so far and that it's their understanding the new owner is looking to resell the property to keep as a cemetery.

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