The Humane Society of the United States recently did a survey of pet owners. Only 17% of those surveyed had a plan in place for their animals in the case of their death or incapacitation.
Accidents happen every day to people of all ages. It is a fact of life. That lack of planning sends an estimated 100,000 to 500,000 pets to shelters each year after their owners die or become incapacitated.
The Humane Society of the United States lists some tips on how to prepare for the unexpected:
"In the confusion that accompanies a person's unexpected illness, accident, or death, pets may be overlooked. In some cases, pets are discovered in the person's home days after the tragedy. To prevent this from happening to your pet, take these simple precautions:
Please consider making a plan TODAY for your dog's sake.
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