Pet Care on Death

We’re a nation of pet lovers – they’re part of the family! – but have you considered what would happen to your furry, feathered or scaley friend if you were to pass away?

You would want to make sure that they’d receive the same love and attention that you would give to them. Some things to consider are:

  • Your pets needs
  • The cost in providing for those needs
  • The people who would have the time, space and money to provide for your pet

So what can you do?

  1. Let your family and friends know what should happen to your pet when you die. You might want to choose a friend or relative who has previously cared for your pet or simply loves him or her as you do. Remember you will need the agreement of whomever you choose!
  2. If there isn’t anyone suitable, then there are various charities who can care for your pets, i.e. Dogs Trust, Cats Protection, The RSPCA’s Home for Life Scheme and The Cinnamon Trust to name but a few.
  3. Provide for your pet in a Will. Appoint a guardian for your pet and leave funds to provide for their care and upkeep.
  4. Draw up a Letter of Wishes. This is essentially a set of instructions to help your executor and beneficiaries understand your wishes better. You can use it to explain exactly how to care for your pet, i.e. what food to give them, favourite walks, their habits – all the little things only an owner would know.

Biscuit Tin allows you to securely store all of this and all your wishes so those you leave behind know exactly what you wanted to happen. Not only does this provide comfort and guidance for your loved ones, but it also gives you peace of mind that your pet will be well looked after.

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