Caring for your pets wishes when your no longer able too.
When most individuals decide it's time to consider making their will most people will automatically think about what they want to happen to their home, money and investments?
But what about your pets? After all, they’re part of your family, and according to the law in England and Wales, your pets are considered your personal possessions.
When proposing your pets wishes when you are no longer able too you should establish whether anyone you know and trust would be willing to look after your pet when you pass away. If so, you can create a pet wishes gift in your Will, leaving your pet to that particular person. This is possible because in England and Wales, pets are defined as ‘personal chattels’, meaning you can gift them to someone else to provide and care in line with your requests.
If you like, you can choose a substitute beneficiary, just in case your first choice is unable or unwilling to act when the time comes. For example, the person you chose to look after your pet may have already died, or may no longer be able to deal with the responsibility due to illness or a change in personal or health circumstances that would restrict their responsibility to care.
If you can’t find anyone who would be willing to welcome your pet into their home, you can request that your pet is looked after by an animal charity instead. Lots of charities accept pets that have been left homeless as a result of their owner’s death, long term illness or change in an individual pet owners personal circumstances that leaves the pet owner unable to continue to care for their beloved family pet for the foreseeable future.
The first is that before making your pet wishes part of your personal will you must speak to the person you want to look after your pet and get their full consent. This will make sure it doesn’t come as a surprise, and makes it much more likely that the beneficiary will take on the care of your pet in line with your will and your Pet Wishes Legacy request.
Once you have discussed your Pet Wishes Legacy with your chosen beneficiary you can simply add to your will that your all your pets continued care request, veterinary details and full pet legacy profile is registered with Pet Wills. We will keep all your Pet Wishes Legacy profile fully up to date and digitally link all historical veterinary,insurance and pet profile information direct to your own secure digital Pet Legacy Wishes data cloud. We will also issue upon written request a full detailed Pet Wishes Legacy folder to your solicitor or chosen beneficiary for organic perusal.
If you would like to make a Pet Wishes Legacy Registration that protects all of your beloved pets then call our caring team today.
Our dedicated Pet Wills support team are all pet lovers at work and at home. It is the very foundation that all our principles are built on and we have built a trusted relationship with thousands of warm-hearted pet owners who choose our pet care services time and time again.
Directed by leading veterinary system administrators Pet Wills has been created to place all your pets legacy information all in one safe secure place so when the time comes we are here to make sure that your beloved Pet Wishes are continued in line with your wills beneficiary requests.