Granddaughter Danielle had been taking Lola to visit her grandmother’s grave, following her late relative’s wishes. When she died, leaving Lola behind, it had been her wish that her granddaughter would bring her beloved dog to visit her.
A few weeks ago, when Danielle was taking Lola to visit her grandmother’s remains in the Chapel of Archangel Michael Mausoleum at Fawkner Memorial Park, a new sign had been erected, banning dogs from entering the mausoleum.
Danielle said that there weren’t signs on the cemetery’s other mausoleum, meaning the dog ban was exclusively imposed on her grandmother’s mausoleum.
“I made contact with the cemetery and they let me know that this was because of mess … and they had complaints about dogs running around inside the mausoleum,” she told Neil Mitchell.
“I’ve seen other pets in there and they’ve been on leads.
“My grandma loved her pets and Lola was hers.”
Fawkner Memorial Park told 3AW that they were reviewing its dog policy in its mausoleums.