Securing Your Legacy: Crafting a Will with Care and Including Your Beloved Pets.

This is the most important blog post for you and for your pets! Please watch the video below to really have a look at the problem and then read how Hope For Paws can help your pets. 😺❀️🐢

Our pets are more than just animals; they're cherished members of our families, providing unconditional love and companionship throughout their lives. As responsible pet owners, it's our duty to ensure their well-being, even when we're no longer around. One crucial way to secure their future is by writing a will and crafting a solid plan for their care.

(Interesting fact I just learned: on average, 160,000 people pass away every day worldwide!)

When it comes to securing your pets' future, a well-written will is your guiding light. It's more than just a legal document; it's a testament to the connection you share with your furry friends. Just like you would include your loved ones in your will, your pets deserve the same consideration.

By explicitly stating who will take care of your pets after you're gone, you're giving them the gift of continuity and stability - especially at this terrible moment when they lost the person they loved the most - YOU!

Whether it's a trusted friend, family member, or even a rescue organization you trust, make sure the person or organization you choose understands the commitment and responsibility involved. Many people assume their family members will care for their pets, but sadly, our experience shows this is just not true.

Hope For Paws wants to help as many people as possible to make these plans so we wouldn't have to respond to so many of these emergency calls. Our partners at FreeWill enable every person to write their own legally valid Will for FREE! 

The whole process will only take 15-20 minutes of your time, giving you the peace of mind you deserve, knowing your pets will be safe. I would love for you to start the process right now (just put 1 minute into it) and then they will send you a reminder to complete it (maybe over the weekend when you have a few free moments). Many people think a Will is for β€œolder people,” but sadly, we all lost young family members or friends due to illness or accidents. πŸ˜”

The Will you create today has a special section for your pets, and here are a few things to consider:

1. Choosing a Guardian - Selecting a guardian for your pets is one of the most important decisions you'll make in your estate planning. This person should not only be willing to take on the responsibility but also have the means to provide for your pets' physical, emotional, and medical needs. Consider someone who knows your pets well, understands their personalities, and can offer a loving and stable environment. Remember, your pets are unique individuals with distinct personalities and needs. The guardian should be someone who shares your values, understands your pets' quirks, and is genuinely invested in their well-being.

2. Transparency and Communication - Once you've chosen a guardian, open communication is vital. Share all the essential information about your pets – their routines, medical history, dietary preferences, and any special habits. This knowledge will help smoothen the transition for your pets and enable their new caretaker to step into their role more seamlessly. Also, please leave instructions with your veterinarian to share all the medical information with that guardian (A note should be made on their computer system).

3. Allocating Resources - A financial plan for your pets is another crucial aspect of your will. Please designate funds in your will to cover their daily needs, medical expenses, grooming, and other requirements. This not only ensures their well-being but also showcases your commitment to their continued happiness.

4. Backup plan (This is very important) - As life evolves, so do circumstances. A guardian you picked today may not be able to assist in the future, so it's very important to have a secondary guardian who is just as committed.

I received emails from people telling me they don't have a family member or a friend who could take their pets, and Hope For Paws can assist in cases like this. If you don't have a guardian for your pets or if you would like for Hope For Paws to be your backup plan, please email me your phone number and I will find the time to call you to discuss this.

We're here to help 😺❀️🐢

Please start the email with β€œHello Eldad,” and the email will be directed straight to my mailbox. 😊

Please start the process right now by clicking here. If needed, you can complete the documents later. 

Also, please share this post with anyone you know who has a pet - we want to help as many people and pets as possible. ❀️

Thank you so much!


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