A Pet Trust is a legal instrument designed to provide financial resources for the benefit of one or more pets for their lifetime care.
Traditionally, in order to provide for a pet using a trust, the beneficiary had to be a person, not the pet. As a result, it was possible the person might improperly use the money intended for the pet.
Today, all 50 states and the District of Columbia have adopted statutory laws that provide for the creation of a trust for the benefit of a pet. Here, the pet is the trust beneficiary, not a person. As a result, the beneficiary pet has legal rights that can be protected..
Your Pet Trust will require, at a minimum, a Pet Guardian or Pet Caregiver, and a Pet Trustee. You can choose the Pet Guardian or we can help you with this difficult choice. Animal Care Trust USA, as a qualified charity, can act as Pet Trustee. We provide the management, oversight and services to make sure your Loved Pet stays loved.