- Designate an animal shelter that they are to go to upon your death and where they will be cared for their life or given to a nice family
- Give them to a friend or family member and hope for the best
- Designate a caregiver to care for them and a trustee to handle funds for their care which funds remain in trust for the life of your animal companion
Estate Planning: Can I Include My Pet?
The basics of estate planning includes planning for the transfer of your estate to others during life, at death or after death, and planning for incapacity. But can an estate plan include your pet? YES! However, assets cannot be left directly to pets, since animals are still considered property under the law, but you can care for your animal companions in a few different ways: