In my family my pets are just as much a part of the family as my children. I know that most pet owners feel the same way. I am sure at some point you have wondered how your furry, feline, or other friend, would be cared for if anything happened to you. We can provide you with the tools you need to make sure your companions are well taken care of after you are gone.
You want to begin your planning now to make sure your pet is cared for both with love and financial support. More than 500,000 pets are orphaned each year after their human dies or becomes incapacitated. Many are euthanized due to a lack of ability to find homes for older pets.
One way to provide for your furry friends is to set up a Pet Trust. This trust will hold funds specifically for the ongoing care of your pet after you have passed away. You can choose how the money will be spent, and include any guidelines that are important to you. If there is any money left over, you can give it to whomever you wish, the caretaker, a charity, or even back to your family.
The type of plan you put in place will depend on a number of things; your finances, your concerns, and the type of pet(s) you own. All pet trusts should have a person named who will be willing to care for your pet, and perhaps a back up person named as well. In addition you’ll want to set money aside for the care of your pet. Caring for a pet can sometimes be expensive and shouldn’t be a burden on the caregiver. While you can’t leave a pet money directly, you can leave it in the care of a human who will use it for the pet’s benefit.
We can make sure your family pets are well taken care of and receive the loving care they deserve when you are gone.