2. Have your attorney: Name family members or friends, and if they aren’t available, Humane Society of Central Oregon to take your animals upon your permanent incapacity or passing.
The following is suggested language for a will or a trust concerning a pet: I give any pet(s) that I may own at the time of my death to family member/friend. If he/she is unable to provide for my pets, I give my pet(s) to the Humane Society of Central Oregon. I authorize the Humane Society of Central Oregon (HSCO) to evaluate my pet(s) and determine in its exclusive judgment whether the animal is in a condition to be healthy and treatable. I authorize HSCO to place my pet(s) in a loving home.
3. Name Humane Society of Central Oregon as a beneficiary of your will, trust, life insurance, or retirement accounts in any amount. A legacy gift ensures the future of all homeless animals.
4. Complete the Pet Guardianship Program Pet Biography Form for each of your animals.
These forms are available by contacting Becky Stock at 541.382.3537 or email@example.com. First, provide the pertinent documents demonstrating that the Humane Society of Central Oregon is a charitable beneficiary, and then we will provide the Pet Biography Form. The information you supply will help HSCO provide your pet(s) with the best possible new home. This information can be updated at any time and we will follow up with you every two years.
5. Keep a copy of the Pet Biography Form with your will or trust and inform your executor or trustee of the program.
Please note that this program is for dogs, cats and small animals only. This program is limited to four animals per family. More may be allowed on a case-by-case basis.
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