Have you thought what would happen to your pet when you die?

Have you thought what would happen to your pet when you die?

Did you know that there are approximately 67 million pets in the UK?  Some 23% of UK households own at least one dog and 19% own one cat.

There are a number of options:

  1.  Ask a friend to look after your pet and consider leaving a legacy to the executors appointed by your Will with instructions that the money is used to maintain the pet.
  2. Leave a legacy to the friend whom you ask to look after your pet.
  3. If your pet is old, consider leaving instructions for it to be put down.
  4. Leave some money to an animal charity with the requirement that the charity which you choose will look after your pet for its life.

Whichever you choose, we can advise you how to safeguard your pet’s future, and also in relation to your Will.  Two thirds of the population do not have Wills, which means that the Intestacy Rules will apply to your estate if you die without a Will!