Without You: Dependent or Property?
What would happen to your animal(s) in a worst case scenario?
Have you made plans for your animals to be cared for with a minimum of change and interruption without you?
Animals thrive as members of our family… we love and care for them and they add so very much to our lives. We learn their individual preferences and dislikes and communications… what would happen if, for any reason, we are no longer able to care for them? The law sees animals as property (not as dependents and living beings). Life for your animal(s) without you must be considered - a harsh reality.
MAKING PROVISIONS FOR YOUR ANIMAL(S) SHOULD BE A CONCERN WITH LEGAL RESOLUTION FOR EVERY RESPONSIBLE CAREGIVER/OWNER.
AAWL holds excellent free educational events throughout the year. https://aawl.org/events I attended a talk at the Arizona Animal Welfare League (AAWL) https://aawl.org/ on the very important topic of “Estate Planning and Your Pet”.
AAWL can be an option for someone without a specific person to entrust their dog/cat to in their absence. https://aawl.org/estate-planning-pets
As I was extremely impressed with the genuine interest and knowledge of the speaker, attorney Andrea L. Claus, I asked permission to share her information here.
There is no association/connection with Andrea to me – I provide her information as a benefit to anyone interested in this option to provide for their animal’s/animals’ future well-being. https://morristrust.com/andrea-claus/
Will your animal have continuity in his/her life in your absence?