Anthony Eddy Wildlife Studio - Animal and Pet Preservation.  Freeze-dry preservation is the comforting alternative to burial or cremation.   


Choosing a Freeze-Dry Taxidermist
Selecting a taxidermist to preserve your pet is similar to choosing the best doctor to perform plastic surgery.  In both cases you are dependent on the skills and expertise of the professional for the final cosmetic results.

That's why making an informed choice is so important.  Each taxidermist will have different techniques, experience and talent.  While cost can be a factor, choosing the cheapest priced option can mean sacrificing quality.  Think of it this way; while our pets are alive we are careful to find a veterinarian we can trust to care for them, shouldn't the same be true when choosing a freeze-dry taxidermist to create a lasting memorial to our pet's life?

The ABC's of Freeze-Drying
Freeze-drying is revolutionary technology that has become an economically feasible alternative for preserving pets.  This highly specialized field of taxidermy makes use of large freeze-dry machines that removes the moisture from the specimen while it remains frozen.  Thus the name freeze-dry.  Unlike regular taxidermy, this process allows a pet's natural body and bone structure to remain intact.  The result is the individual characteristics, body, and facial features are barely disturbed.  While it sounds simple, many steps must be meticulously completed before the pet is ready to pose and freeze-dry.  Each step of the way we strive to return your preserved pet looking and feeling as natural and realistic as it was in life.

Because of the high costs associated with the purchase and operation of freeze-dry machines, most taxidermists cannot afford to expand into this area.  AEWS (Anthony Eddy Wildlife Studio) is a leader in the field of freeze-dry and has been making this technology available to it's clients since 1986.  We are proud to be the largest freeze-dry service in North America, operating ten large 36' x 66' Northstar freeze-dryers at one location.  We have preserved pets from almost all of the 48 states and have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Miami Herald, Omaha Herald, Kansas City Star, and numerous regional newspapers and television stations.

The Wrong Way and the Anthony Eddy Wildlife Studio Way
A word of caution about freeze-dry services that promise quality for a discounted price in a short amount of time.  It is not possible to freeze-dry a pet correctly, with its natural skeleton body intact, within 45 days.  We at AEWS feel that removing the body of your pet and replacing it with artificial materials is an invasive procedure that is against our promise of preserving your pet naturally with its personality and features intact.  Our thorough technique of handling your pet with loving care and keeping it structurally sound is far superior and produces better results that you can live with the rest of your life.  It is true that this method takes more time and costs a little more money, but we believe your pet is worth it, don't you?
Preparation and Transportation
If your pet is aging or ill and you are considering our services, please call us for a personal consultation regarding your pet and your needs.  When the time comes, many people have chosen to personally deliver their pet to us, however, we also provide, at no cost to you, a pet shipping kit.  Our kit consists of easy to understand instructions along with a hard plastic container that is guaranteed to keep contents frozen up to 5 days at 90-degree temperatures.  After receiving the kit and following the enclosed instructions, you simply ship it back to us via UPS or Federal Express next day air or 2nd day service.  It is very important that you freeze your pet as soon as possible after time of death.  To ensure the safety of your pet, we request that you ship only on a Monday or Tuesday.  If you have any further questions or would like to obtain a list of referrals from past clients, please contact one of our consultants at 800-529-3470.  We guarantee your inquiries will be treated with kindness and dignity.


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Anthony Eddy's Wildlife Studio
315 N. Main
Slater, MO  65349
Phone: 660-529-3470
Fax:  660-529-3667
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