Hachiko will be honored at Abbey Glen Pet Memorial Park, a premier aftercare service facility offering pet burial services to veterinarians and pet owners for over 40 years. The memorial park been selected to receive an exclusive reproduction of the life-size Hachiko and Professor Ueno statue recently unveiled at the University of Tokyo.
The life-size monument will be featured prominently on Abbey Glen's 14-acre cemetery in Lafayette, NJ and unveiled during a dedication ceremony Sunday, October 9th at 12:00pm.
"The meaning behind this statue aligns well with Abbey Glen's mission – to memorialize the unique and valued relationships that exist between man and animal," said Derek Cooke, president of family-owned Abbey Glen. "We're honored to have been selected as the home for what is a true symbol of the human - animal companion bond. We know that all of those wonderful and compassionate people whom we serve will enjoy the statue for years to come," he concluded.
The statue unveiling and dedication will take place on October 9th at 12:00pm, at Abbey Glen Pet Memorial Park, 187 Route 94, Lafayette, NJ, with special presenters Ambassador Reiichiro Takahashi from the Consul General of Japan in New York City, along with Mrs. Yumi McDonald the author of "Reminiscence of Shibuya".
After all these years, Hachiko continues to remind us of the passionate bond with our animal friends!
Vicki Shigekuni Wong
I first spotted Hachiko's statue many years ago at Shibuya Station. Upon returning home, I adopted a dog and named him Hachi. When he passed away, I missed his reflective, welcoming and calm ways. We can all learn from the innate emotional grace of our animal friends and the Way of Hachi. I love sharing the story of the loyal dog of Japan, and hope he inspires more people to "Be Hachi"!