Monday, November 13, 2006

Virginia Pet Trust Law

Rex here, again. Now, I may be a little late to find out about this now but, you know what they say -- better late than never.

In July, Virginia proudly joined 37 other states with a pet trust statute. This means that Virginia is also a little late to the game, but at least now Virginians can rest assured that their furry friends will be taken care of in case something ever happens to the pet's guardian. Pet owners may now designate a caretaker for their pet(s) and a trustee who ensures that the money is spent on the pet.

Previously, if a pet's guardian passed away and left money in their will to take care of the pet, anyone could contest the provision and the pet could find himself in the shelter -- no cash, no home, no guardian. This statute puts an end to this injustice.

I only find it sad that Virginia is just getting around to this now, but you know what they say, better late than...

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