Trusts for Pets
California enacted Probate Code Section 15211 and 15212 in 1991. These sections allow for the creation of trusts intended for the care of domestic animals. Per Probate Code Section 15211, a trust is designed for the care of a pet to be performed by the trustee for no more than 21 years. Probate Code Section 15212 provides for the creation of a trust for the care of a pet for the lifetime of the animal. Accordingly, California pet owners can use these provisions to protect their treasured pet.
~ All animals can be protected from becoming homeless. You can ensure them a secure future. All you have to do is care enough and fill out a Pet Protection Agreement at LegalZoom (many people complete in 15 Minutes) Sample Agreement or Contact Us (below) for Free Access to another Example ~
Recent reports by The American Pet Products Association (APPA) found that only 9% of individuals with Wills have made provisions for his/her pets which are also considered members of the family. Even though it’s incredibly sad to consider our pets existence without us, address this anxiety before its too late. We provide a path to keep your kitty purring peacefully long after you’re gone.
Historically, pets are deemed property and, as such, aren’t entitled to receive property through probate or trust. However, recognizing that a lot of pet owners desire to guard their pets after their death, the California legislation altered the probate code to permit for trusts dedicated to pets.
Furever Heaven can guide you through the Will or Pet Trust preparation process utilizing appropriate legal language for your State or Municipality, including the documentation we can provide. Furever Heaven is in the process of obtaining it’s 501(c)(3) designation.
Pet owners aren’t allowed to leave money directly to their animals but, you may to a Trusted Designated Guardian.
Realization of this vision is steadily coming to fruition from sales through our local Feline Fit Club activity channels and contributions to our work accelerating Homeless Kitty Adoption.
Pet Guardian Succession Planning:
- Act Now to Avoid Probate
- Designating a Guardian
- Designating a Sanctuary or Charitable Organization
- Determine Appropriate Funds for Care
- Create a Pet Trust (resources available online)