We've previously blogged on this topic here, and here, but planning for your pet's future care is a relative "hot" topic in estate planning circles. Specifically, if something should happen to you, who will take care of your pet? If your wishes are not specified, your pet could wind up in a shelter or have to be put down.
This article suggests a few steps that should be taken to ensure your pet will be taken care of after you are gone. They are:
1. Get a commitment. Find someone who is willing to become your pet's guardian. If you can't find someone, find a local "no kill" shelter or rescue organization to take in your pet;