Who doesn’t want their loved ones to come back to life?
When pet owner and Austin resident Kelly Anderson’s cat Chai died four years ago due to eating a plastic wrapper under a pet sitter’s care, she was devastated. But she remembered a conversation she had with her roommate, who was a vet tech, just a few weeks before: rumor had it that grieving pet owners were finding solace in a Cedar Park company called ViaGen that could store pets’ DNA and create pet clones.
In grief from her pet’s untimely death, Anderson was immediately interested.
“If I hadn’t had that conversation, I wouldn’t be here talking to you,” Anderson told Austonia. “I wouldn’t have even thought to clone, but… it was fresh on my mind. So I called them up first thing in the morning, and the rest is history.”