Rufus and Fifi are part of the family, right? And now the state has made it easier for you to leave money to care for them when you croak. Seriously.
On Tuesday, Gov. M. Jodi Rell signed a bill that allows pet owners to set up trusts to care for their animals, ensuring that the animals are not neglected or euthanized if owners die before their pets.
“Those who derive joy from the companionship of their devoted pets can now have peace of mind knowing their pets will be properly cared for when they are no longer around,” Governor Rell said. “Pets ask nothing of us but kindness and, in turn, reward us with unconditional love.”
The trust terminates when the last surviving animal dies. The trust is overseen by superior or probate courts.
The new law takes effect October 1, 2009.
What have we come to, folks?