"All the universe is full of the lives of perfect creatures" ~ K.E. Tsiolkovsky

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who we are

Precious Creature is a full time taxidermy and pet aftercare business located in the heart of Southern California, about an hour East of Los Angeles. With a lifelong love and curiosity of fauna and the afterlife, owner and artist, Lauren Kane combines the two via the age-old craft of taxidermy. All animals utilized are either beloved pets or are found or gifted deceased as casualties of the pet industry, depredation efforts, euthanasia, or other unavoidable deaths. Every precious creature is dealt with respectfully and in the name of science and art.

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pet aftercare

Our primary focus is providing caring and quality pet aftercare. We strive to give comfort in likely the most trying time of pet ownership with our alternative and bespoke approach to caring for a deceased pet. We offer a wide variety of unique services to honor your loved one; from cremation to complete life-size taxidermy and everything in between. 

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learn the craft

Interested in learning taxidermy for yourself? We offer private and small group classes. All materials are provided and students leave with the knowledge to create more pieces on their own at home. 

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