What Happens to Your Dog if Something Happens to You?
This is not a subject that dog or pets owners like to think about and unfortunately few do. I know it’s not something that I dwell on. Yes, I have considered it but to be honest I, being pretty typically minded, figure that I am young and will be around for a long time, probably longer then my babies. Sadly too many people think like this and unfortunately accidents do happen and many times dog’s and pet’s futures are left in the hands of strangers who cannot care about them as much as we do. So for the sake of your beloved canine companion or other pet, think ahead and plan for their future in the case that they may not have you as a part of it.
Because pets usually have shorter life spans than their human caregivers, you may have planned for your animal friend’s passing. But what if you are the one who becomes ill or incapacitated, or who dies first? As a responsible pet owner, you provide your pet with food and water, shelter, veterinary care, and love. To ensure that your beloved pet will continue to receive this care should something unexpected happen to you, it’s critical to plan ahead.Learn what steps you can take to plan and provide for your pet’s future without you by following the links below. The HSUS also offers a free kit, “Providing for Your Petâ€™s Future Without You,” complete with a six-page fact sheet, wallet alert cards, emergency decals for windows and doors, and caregiver information forms. For the full kit, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org or The HSUS, Humane Legacy, 2100 L Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20037, or call 202-452-1100.
NOTE: The following information is intended to provide a general overview and to stimulate your thinking about providing for your pet in the event of your incapacity or death. It is not intended to provide legal advice and is definitely not a substitute for consulting a local attorney of your choosing who is familiar both with the laws of your state and with your personal circumstances and needs, and those of your pets.
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