Protecting your pets after you’re gone: How to create a pet trust

Source:  NBC News / June 3, 2019, 12:16 PM EDT / By Dana McMahan

The thought of life without our pets is too tough to contemplate. But perhaps an even worse thought? The life of our pets without us.

Think for a second: if you were in a crash on your way home from work today, what would happen to your dog waiting at home for you? Would anyone know to go check on him? How long might it be before someone remembers? And what would happen to him then?

If you don’t have a plan, you’re not alone. Unfortunately, when pet owners don’t make arrangements to care for their companions when and if something happens to them, it’s the pet who pays the price. “Every year, approximately 500,000 cats and dogs enter shelters when their pet parents experience an emergency or pass away,” Nicole Nahas, Director of Planned Giving for the ASPCA told NBC News BETTER.

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