Yes! A Pet Protection Trust is a trust that you can include in your Last Will and Testament for the protection and care of your pets after your death.
In doing estate planning, people often wonder what will happen with their pets after they die. After all, pets are best friends, and even family members. If you died tomorrow, who would care for your pets? Would that person know that your pets only prefer a certain type of food, or have allergies or require medication?
Fortunately, you have the option of including a Pet Protection Trust provision in your Last Will and Testament in order to ensure your pets’ care and well-being.
Under a Pet Protection Trust, you appoint a trustee to own and manage the trust funds and to make disbursements to your pets’ caregiver. The caregiver is the person you appoint who will be the actual person to take care of your pets. The caregiver will have the duty to follow the instructions contained in your Pet Protection Trust as well, to provide for the general well-being of the animals, and to follow any specific instructions you might include such as specific food types or administering medications, if any.