How to provide for your fur babies
Updated: Aug 27
Who's looking after your fur baby if anything happens to you?
This is a such an emotional decision as none of us want to think about the inevitable - but sadly it comes to us all at some point. Our fur babies have played a big part in our lives and we want to make sure they are looked after as we would cherish them.
According to the law they are seen as property (bit harsh I feel) so you cant leave money to them in your will. You can however set up a trust fund and appoint someone you would like them to go to as the trustee - make sure you ask them first though!
When you see your solicitor to make out your will, (or update it) to write a letter of interest to go with it so that the appointed trustee knows your wishes and all the little things about your pets needs and likes, such as favourite walks, toys and maybe their odd little ways that only you would know about.
Make sure your friends and family know about your wishes as it may take some time to find your will and decisions need to be taken immediately where pets are involved.
There are of course places like Battersea RSPCA home for life where they can be taken if there is no one to take care of them so you can feel assured they will be rehomed to loving homes. If it's something like a horse or a pony then the Bluecross would likely be able to help.
Our pets are such wonderful companions and really do help us feel less lonely, have a purpose and have a positive effect on our mental and physical wellbeing. It's only fair to make sure they are cared for in the event of us having to leave them.
Til the next time.