December 2nd is recognized as #National Mutt Day, a day all about “embracing, saving and celebrating mixed breed dogs.” My boy Bill (pictured), is beagle-mix and has been embraced and celebrated since the day we rescued him.
Our pets are family. As with family, we want to make sure they will have what they need should something happen to us. As an attorney experienced in pet estate planning and who is involved in animal welfare organizations, I have seen pets taken to shelters after the pet’s owner dies because surviving family don’t want the pet, and no plan was put into place to care for the pet. Providing for your pets now, through a will or trust, will ensure that your pet goes to someone you trust instead of a shelter.
Check out my previous blog post on pet estate planning, What happens to my pet if I die? to see how you would plan for your pet, then contact me to get started at firstname.lastname@example.org.