Our Client Relations Coordinator, “Barrister”. would have you know that well over 100,000 pets per year outlive their owners (some estimate the number to be closer to 500,000). “Barr” (for short) was particularly concerned to hear that dog and cat owners often stipulate who might receive family heirlooms and prized possessions without addressing who should take care of their living pets. To anyone who considers their pets as part of the family, Barr has a pretty good point.
We want to dispel the notion that pet trusts are for millionaires who spend countless amounts of money on their pets’ needs. Caring about what happens to your pet in the event of death or incapacitation is completely reasonable and can be addressed with a Pet Trust as a complement to your comprehensive estate planning. To learn more about Pet Trusts, click here.