We all need to make sure we have a plan for our pets. I, like other rescue people, go to shelters and we see dogs there whose owners have died. Dogs who have lived a life of care, love and warmth, and are suddenly put into a shelter. I saw an old Corgi the other day-- I was picking up a Peke and it was all I could do NOT to take the Cordi also. But, I am in overload (seven, and no where to put another). I did contact a Corgi rescue and they are in contact now, so the Corgi is fine. But, the owner had no plan in place for her dogs. I can't imagine my dogs going to a shelter-- my husband and girls know how important they are to me and they'll take care of them.
If you want to make sure there are plans made for your pets, here is a form you can use. Make sure you have several copies and give one to your vet also. It just makes sense to protect our pets.
In the unfortunate event you s become incapacitated, please name the person(s) who should be contacted to become the guardian and take over the care of your pet(s) until care can be provided as arranged for in other legal documents prepared by you. We urge you to address care of your pet(s) when planning your estate.
Please be sure the named person(s) is/are aware you are appointing them as guardian(s) of your pet(s).
In the event of an emergency, which incapacitates me, I authorize _____________________
to turn my pet(s) over to:
Pet Owner Date