Including Your Pet in Your Will 

When you think about your last will and testament, some of the things you might consider are your children, your property and assets, and how these assets might be disseminated in the event of your passing. But have you considered what would happen to your pet? 

We sometimes assume that our pets will go beyond the rainbow bridge before us, but this is not always the case. It is important to plan for your pet’s care and well-being should the unexpected happen. The team at Animal Kind Veterinary Hospital explores some of the reasons why including your pet in your will is something that will give you peace of mind.

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A Love That Lasts: Estate Planning For Pets

estate planning for petsRecent surveys show that 68 percent of U.S. households, or roughly 85 million families, own at least one pet. Although pets are considered property by law, most of us view them as beloved and irreplaceable family members.

Although pet owners everywhere dread the day when our pets are no longer here, few of us stop to consider who would take over the care of our pets should we die first. Estate planning for pets isn’t the most upbeat topic, but it’s an important part of responsible pet ownership, and one that all pet owners should consider.

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