The New York Times
February 3, 2012
A pet trust offers owners some assurances that after they die, their pets will be cared for.
Anne-Marie Schiro, 76, was determined that what had happened to a friend’s pets would not happen to hers.
Ms. Schiro’s friend, who died after a long illness, had made arrangements for a caregiver to take one of her cats. She assumed her son would take the other. But after her death, the caregiver backed out and the son decided that the additional cats – he already had two – were just too much. In the end, one cat was adopted into a new home, but the other was taken to a shelter.
“I’m going to make sure that something like that doesn’t happen,” Ms. Schiro said.
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