You may ‘gift’ your pet to someone as you would any other property. One popular option is to gift your pet with a sum of money that the recipient can use towards the expense of looking after the pet.
If you make no such gift, it is likely that the residuary beneficiary will inherit the pet. If they do not want the pet, your executor may make alternative arrangements such as euthanizing the pet or surrendering it to an animal welfare shelter who may rehome it or euthanize it.
If you definitely want your pet to benefit from all or some your estate, you can set up a trust within your will for the maintenance of your pet. The trust can set aside an amount of money which can be used to pay for things such as rehoming your pet, paying day to day expenses such as toys, food, care, and clothing as well as for payment of medical expenses which can be quite significant.
If you would like to discuss your will we’re here to help guide you through the process. We have permanent offices in Adelaide, Port Augusta, Whyalla, Murray Bridge and Clare. We also service Roxby Downs on a regular basis.
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