After falling behind in his work, Juneau’s lone pet cremator stored the deceased animals in a soft-sided carport in front of his home, Alaska Department of Fish & Game Regional Supervisor Ryan Scott said Wednesday. As a result, bears were attracted to the area to eat the dead animals, Scott said.
Mike Dziuba, who owns Bridge Pet Services, said in a brief interview Wednesday that he had fallen behind on his work.
“My apologies to the community,” Dziuba said. “I am currently at capacity for providing cremation services. I can offer assistance with shipping if owners are interested and need advice. It will be a few weeks until I can re-accept pets, but it might be longer than that.”