Who Will Look After My Pets?
If you want to make sure the right person looks after your pets when you pass away or you are worried about what will happen to your pets and you have no one suitable to provide a home for them, consider making use use of the RSPCA’s “Home for Life” scheme to ensure that your pets have loving homes after you have gone. The details are available on their website http://www.rspca.org.uk/whatwedo/homeforlife. The RSPCA “Home for Life” scheme offers more than just a re-homing service for pets after the death of the owner: it offers peace of mind too.
If you’ve already made a will and you’d like to make any amendments to take into account your pet, you could consider making a codicil (which is a document that takes into account any changes that you’d like to make without the need to have the will re-written).
I Have Someone in Mind to Look After My Pets
At Hampshire wills and trusts, we can draft a will that takes these important points into consideration. You will probably want to leave your pet to the person you know who is willing and able to offer a loving home. It is usually a good idea to make financial provision for their upkeep, unless whoever you have in mind is prepared to meet the costs themselves. We can advise on how best to safeguard both your financial gift and your pet through appropriately drafted clauses in your will.
It would be a good idea to tell the people concerned even at the risk of spoiling the surprise.