When Your Pet Outlives You: Protecting Animal Companions After You Die by David Congalton and Charlotte Alexander
Paperback – June, 2002
If you were to die tomorrow, what would happen to your beloved animal companions? Would they be cared for and loved, even after your death? Do you have an appointed caretaker that you can trust? Do you have legal safeguards in place to protect your animals from being surrendered to an animal shelter, or worse yet, put to death?
When Your Pet Outlives You is the first comprehensive book to help you prepare for the future care of your animal companions, if you were to die before them. This book combines compelling personal stories along with practical steps you can take to protect your animal companions. Chapters include discussions of establishing a pet I.D system, pet trusts, animal sanctuaries, and pet retirement homes. The authors also take a discerning look at the pros and cons of different state laws for protecting pets, sample legal documents, what to do if you are financially strapped, and more.