I will not give you the whole sordid story. I will merely say that in the future, I would like to arrange with all my pets that they pass on during warm weather when the earth is not frozen. Burying your dear pet is so much nicer than keeping it on your porch in a bag for five days and then arriving at the animal shelter to find out that they are closed Mondays.
On the other hand, my warmest thanks to the nameless shelter volunteer who convinced the shelter to open the door and help me.
Originally posted to Welcome to Arhyalon.