Planning for you and your pet is important.
One unexpected outcome of the coronavirus is how it highlights the need for everyone, at all ages, to let their wishes be known through a living will / advance directive for healthcare.
What I have not thought through completely is what happens to Josh if I am unable to care for him. It’s been on my mind lately as more and more pets are available for adoption because their owner died due to COVID-19. Van Dyck law addressed my concern in the article: What happens to your pets if you fall ill or injured?
You may not have the money to fund a pet trust. However, you can identify someone who can care for your pet if you fall ill, ask them if they are willing to take on the responsibility and negotiate an agreement. Once that is in place, it makes sense to carry a pet emergency card. I plan to get mine from Van Dyck soon.
Disclaimer: The material in this blog is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to replace, nor does it replace, consulting with a physician, lawyer, accountant, financial planner or other qualified professional.
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