Why You Should Include your Pet in your Will

| June 30, 2022

June 30th 2022— Toronto, ON – Do you have a plan in place should your pet outlive you? Every year pets are surrendered into the shelter system due to unexpected events such as serious illness or tragic accidents that leave pets without a caregiver. This is exactly how Champ’s story with Toronto Humane Society begins.

Champ was left homeless with no one to care for him after the unexpected passing of his pet parent. He bounced from family to family in hopes of finding his new home. But without any luck, Champ started to shut down.

With nowhere else to go, Champ was surrendered to our care.

In need of some medical attention, Champ received dental work and the right veterinarian services he needed to get back on his feet. But after experiencing the death of his pet parent and losing everything he had once known, he laid in the corner of his kennel eyes glued to the floor. Not wanting to eat or engage with anyone, we knew he needed to be quickly placed in a foster home.

During his first week with his foster family, Champ only knew sleep. But as he felt the warmth and love he once knew, he slowly began to come out of his shell. After 3 long weeks, and with the help of his foster brother, Champ found the pep in his step.

He started to return to the big, lively dog he used to be – and then something amazing happened, he found his forever family.

Planning For Your Pet’s Future

Just as you would plan for other loved ones, creating a care plan for your pet is important. By setting up a will that includes your pet, you can ensure that your furry friend has a plan in place in the case of emergencies.

Willful, Canada’s largest online will writing company, works with pet parents to break down the estate planning process into simple steps. By allowing you to create your legal will in as little as 20 minutes, you can help avoid the lifelong suffering your pet may face in the unfortunate event of their pet parents passing.  Willful documents are approved by lawyers in your province so you can enjoy peace of mind knowing your estate plan is legally-secure.

Create your legal will from the comfort of your home. Willful guides you every step of the way. Get your will today!