“Animal custom fabrication”—that’s one way to describe what Bischoff’s Taxidermy (818-843-7561) can do for you and your pet, may it rest in peace. Founded in 1922, the Burbank institution can preserve just about any animal, from mice and hamsters to horses (they immortalized Roy Rogers’s Trigger in 1965). Fees for cats and dogs start at $1,300, depending on size and condition. The place also does film prop work. Should Xerxes’ demise make you lonely, but you don’t want to preserve him, consider renting one of the 400 stuffed creatures here. Bighorn sheep, anyone?
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