Including pets in estate planning is not something we Americans take all that seriously, even if we love our pets. And while the consequences of this oversight may not be that drastic in the big picture, there are times when we can see the effects a little more clearly. Like when a hurricane hits a section of the country, causing numerous animals to be without any identifiable owner.
Planning for the care of pets is among the tasks people include in the estate planning process. To some, it may seem silly, but for others, their animal friends are their world. For those who want their pets are cared for in the event of the death, it really is best to set up a plan rather than leaving it for others to figure out.