Most of us who have minor children have a will or at least an oral understanding, specifying what will happen to the kids if we die prematurely. But what about your pets? Learn how you can protect their futures in the event you pass before they do. (A happy topic, to be sure!) Continue reading Planning for Your Pets’ Future
How’s this for a feel-good story? Seems there was a woman in Canton (my hometown) who, although no one ever knew it, was quite wealthy when she died. She had lived frugally, primarily in residence hotels, for most of her adult life and had never owned a pet. However, when she died, she bequeathed half of her substantial investment holdings to the Stark County Humane Society! Her friends are shocked, and her family is contesting the will, but the agency’s board is dancing in the streets!
See the whole story here, and take a look at your own estate planning. Do you have anything you could donate to animal care charities when you go? Check out our dog den for an article on pet-related charities.
Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!