Should I mention my dog in my Will?

Reading in a popular paper recently, it explained a sad situation, where an old person had died, with no close family, but a dog.

Sadly, the police had entered the house, presumably on advice of the neighbours, and found the occupant dead, with the dog at their side. They dealt with the body, and took the dog to an animal home, who then re-homed the animal.

Later, a good friend heard the sad news. They claimed that the dog had always been promised to them, in event of the death of the owner. The animal home advised they could do nothing further, in this situation, without a Will stating that the dog was clearly left to the friend. In this case no such Will existed.

In conclusion, this shows the importance of considering animals in your Will.


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