Some pet owners have “built-in” caretakers for their pet(s) — a family member or friend who is ready, willing and able to take on this responsibility if we are hospitalized or incapacitated, temporarily or long term. How can we ensure that the care giver will have access to our home and will be legally permitted to remove our pet(s) and/or make decisions concerning care? What if we don’t know someone who will agree to take on this responsibility? Or what if the person we select is not able to provide the care when our pet(s) needs them? What if we become permanently disabled and can no longer care for them? How will our pet(s) survive when we die? These important questions and more will be addressed at a special presentation sponsored by the North Shore Animal League America, the world’s largest no-kill rescue and adoption organization.
Berwitz & DiTata LLP’s own Maureen Rothschild DiTata will speak about protecting your pets and protecting your assets. She will talk about “pet-friendly powers of attorney,” pet trusts, alternatives to pet trusts and the funding of a program that will guarantee placement in a loving home. There is no cost to attend the program and North Shore Animal League America plans to serve a light dinner. Seating is limited, so please respond as soon as possible to reserve a seat. We look forward to seeing you there!