'The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.' ― Mahatma Gandhi
When it comes to planning for the future, you may have decided what you want to happen with your personal effects i.e your jewellery, art collection & guitar, but what about your pet?
Under UK law pets are considered to be ‘chattels’ (definition: cars, books, pictures, furniture, jewellery, musical instruments, wines… and domestic animals). As such, pet owners should address the issue of what happens should their pet outlive them.
Provide for them in your will by either appointing a guardian, or, if you do not have anyone in your life that is able to care for your pet then you can leave your pet to a charity for example the RSPCA’s ‘Home For Life’ service, which last year recovered 65,000 pets whose owners had died. They will do all they can to find a new, loving home for your pet if you should pass away. A simple clause in your Will would ensure this happens.
Making provisions for your pet in your will, will provide you with peace of mind.