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Win A Pet Trust for Your Pets

By Michele C. Hollow

A friend of mine in her late 50s wants to get another parrot. The problem is African Grays, her favorite, live between 50 and 60 years old. She fears that the parrot will outlive her. It’s a concern that many older adults fear–and rightfully so.

A survey from the American Pet Products Association points out that each year approximately 500,000 dogs and cats are placed in shelters when their pet parents die. “By taking 15 minutes to create a trust for your pet this problem could easily be eliminated,” says Chris Jones, a 40-year Trust Attorney, and the founder of Trusted Pet Partners, a legally-binding Pet Trust. “Creating a trust is simple to set up on line; plus, you will avoid the costly fees that would accrue if you sat down with an attorney to do this.”

Chis Jones with Ollie and Buzz Light Year.

I interviewed Chris, who is also a partner with the Santa Barbara law firm Eaton, Jones and Michelon, about ensuring that your pet will be well cared for long after you are gone.

Pet News and Views: What is a Pet Trust?
Chris Jones: Trusts are legal documents by which an individual gives property, such as money, to a person called a trustee. That trustee holds, manages and distributes the property as they are instructed, for the benefit of identified individuals, known as beneficiaries. With a pet trust, the beneficiaries are pets. Like appointing guardians for minor children, pet trusts appoint a caregiver for the pet. The pet trust also designates where any remaining property goes after the identified pets are no longer alive.

PNAV: How does a Pet Trust differ from a will?
Chris: Unlike living trusts, which become effective when they are signed, wills do not take effect until after the will’s creator dies. Wills are usually enforced through court proceedings known as probate. A judge must appoint the executor, and the executor’s actions must be approved by the court. Court enforcement of wills takes time, sometimes over a year. Because of the delays in enforcing a will, they are not the best solution to the problem of your pets’ care.

Most wills simply give a person’s pets to a third party–usually with a sum of money to pay for the pets’ care. When pets are given in this fashion, the law views the pets as mere property, to be refused, or disposed of, as the recipient wishes. This means that no one can legally enforce them. On the other hand, a pet trust is a legally enforceable guarantee.

PNAV: How do I choose a trustee?
Chris: The trustee’s job includes collecting and managing the assets of the Trust. When choosing a trustee consider:

1. Choose someone younger than you. You want to nominate a pet trustee who will be around when you are not, and who will have the energy to give your pets the attention that they will need when you are no longer able.

2. Choose a pet trustee with demonstrated integrity. Make it clear to them what the job entails, so they know what they are signing up for.

3. Choose a pet trustee that works well with others. Besides your pet trustee, you will also be nominating a caregiver for your pets. Does your trustee work well with the caregiver? Even if the pet trustee is also named as the caregiver, he will still need to work with bankers, financial advisors, veterinarians and the like.

4. Choose a pet trustee with some financial experience. If your pet trustee has never handled money, don’t have them learn at your pets’ expense. They need to manage whatever assets you have designated so as to provide for long term care for your pets.

5. The best way to make your pet trustee’s job easier is to tell him exactly what you want him to do, both in the trust document and by verbal instructions. We recommend that you prepare detailed instructions for your pets’ care, including their likes and aversions. What food do they eat, and when? What is their exercise regimen? Who are their vets and groomers? What are their medicines? Who do they play with, and who do they avoid or don’t get along with? Create a pet trust that will give the people that you nominate the ability to legally enforce your instructions for the benefit of your pets.

PNAV: What will this cost?
Chris: The amount needed for the care for your pets over their remaining lifetimes includes determining your pets’ longevity, the cost of their regular annual care, the cost of possible extraordinary medical expenses, and the trustee’s and caregiver’s fees. Trusted Pet Partners recommend that your caregivers and trustees receive compensation for their generosity in providing the continuing care for your pets as well as a pet insurance policy to make sure they are properly cared for in emergencies.

For more on Pet Trusts, click here.

From Michele–the writer of Pet News and Views: This is a touchy subject for many of us. Yet, it is important that we make these provisions for our fur kids. Chris at Trusted Pet Partners is giving away 5 Pet Trust gift certificates to 5 lucky Pet News and Views’ readers. These Pet Trust certificates are valid in all states, except KY, LA, MA, MN, and MS. This is a $289 value, which is a lot cheaper than going to an attorney! Plus it includes unlimited lifetime updates. You can insure up to 5 pets with each Pet Trust certificate.

This contest is only open to Pet News and Views subscribers in the U.S.–except for the states listed above. You can subscribe to Pet News and Views via RSS feed or Email–just click on the words “By Email” or “Subscribe” at the top right hand of the screen and fill out the information. Then leave a comment about your pet in the comments section of this post. I will gather all of the comments and place them in Randomizer.org. Randomizer.org will pick 5 winners. I will notify all of the winners. (I wish I could enter–darn!) The contest closes February 3, 2011.

106 comments to Win A Pet Trust for Your Pets

  • Really interesting post, Michele. This isn’t something I’ve ever even considered, but certainly I am now!

  • Thanks for posting this. I would love to win a pet trust. It will be difficult to get knowledgeable individuals on that topic, you sound like you are aware of exactly what you are posting on! Thank you

  • Kim

    I subscribe via RSS… this is something I’d been thinking about for a while. I’ve got 2 dogs, 1 cat and 3 sugar gliders, and I’m very concerned for all if anything happens to me, but especially for the gliders as their care is more involved and unique!

  • Sherry

    Thanks so much for posting about this. It’s something a couple of my friends and I have discussed doing but of course we haven’t gotten around to it yet. With 7 cats, 2 dogs and 2 horses to care for I already have their caretakers confirmed if something happens to me, but the how to pay for it…well, that’s something else.

  • This is an excellent idea, more elegant and secure than what I currently have set up. I designated a friend that I trust as a beneficiary on my life insurance policy with the agreement that she would take care of my animals if I no longer could. Having a legal trust is much better.

    Since I have five animals it would be great if I could win one!

  • Wonderful post, Michele. Going to share it on FB. Thank you!

  • Lisa W

    What a great idea. I have already talked to a friend of mine about taking my “kids” if anything ever happened to me, but I had no idea I could do it this way rather than in a will, and I always worried about what would happen before the will went through all of the court processes. Thanks for letting us know about this!

  • Ann Marie Goldstein

    This is such a great concept. I work and play with animals from volunteering to rescue, fostering and pet sitting. Not to mention my own furry friends and loved ones. Many is the time I have said to my girlfriend, “if something happens to me promise me you will take care of my children.” Because my animals are my children. They are my loved ones, my advisers, my confidantes and so much more. IF I am lucky enough to win one of these trusts, it would mean the world to my babies and myself. Thank you for this informative article.

  • Susan Guerth

    Thank you so much for this information, this is something we were just talking about the other night! We have a small rescue at home and our kitties are our kids 🙂

  • P. Elizabeth

    Michele, you NEVER fail to provide useful information. You outdid yourself this time. 🙂
    Thank you SO much for this valuable information.

  • Debra Jean

    I never know anything such as this existed. So thanks for educating all of us. I wouldn’t want to leave this earth now without a Pet Trust in place for my cat. So I hope I win this.
    Thanks again

  • Thank you so much for covering this topic. I recently had to step in for a sweet old dog who had been left abandoned by the death of his human. I guess we all want to think some nice relative or friend will step in in when we die but it is not fair to the dogs. cats and other animals who depend on us. Just like planning for other family members we MUST think ahead for non-human loved ones.

  • Heather C

    I’m in the process of setting up a living trust for myself and want to include a pet trust also. Thanks for linking to Trusted Pet Partners!

  • Doreen Chilton

    Thanks for writing this very informative article, I was just talking about this with a friend of mine because my husband and I are older. I have asked my daughter to take my dog but I would love everything in writing with her getting money specifically for his care

  • Stella

    This is such a sensitive issue, and as pet parents it’s so important to consider. I’ve talked about the what ifs with family and friends…but this is a smart way to get peace of mind about about our pets..and that is priceless!

  • Jen

    This a a wonderful post. I have thought about this many times.
    I subscribe via email and will be keeping my fingers crossed!

  • K. Steinert

    I worry about what could happen to my animals a lot lately. I have some health issues and I am worried about an upcoming MRI. Hopefully it will turn out to be nothing. I have 4 dogs and two cats. Many of them, like me, are getting old but what happens to them if something happens to me? I have no money to leave for their care.

  • Fulvia

    Thank you, Michele! It’s a bitter problem, here in Italy. Often, when they human parentes die, poor pets are left behind by the relatives. So sad!

  • Very good info! I thought that writing a will was enough, but I see that a pet trust is good thing to have.

  • Just learned about you from Fido Friendly and am now a subscriber! I have book that all about my Coco just in case, but this would really put my mind at ease.

  • Wonderful post, Michelle! My husband and I have 3 greyhounds and a cat. We’ve spoken about getting a trust many times, and I’m embarassed to say we’ve never done it. What a peace of mind this would give us!

  • Dianne

    My bird passed away last year and I am not adopting another parrot for the same reason–I am older and parrots live a very long time. Thanks for the info on trusts for companion animals. I learned a lot; am sharing the info.

  • amy l

    wow what a great idea. my dog is a collie mix from the local shelter. a total sweetheart. she is 12 y.o.. and keeps going.

  • Christy

    Good idea. I have no children or others to take care iof my pets in the event of my death. This is something I should probably take care of soon!

  • Wes

    Great post– thank you for the information!

  • Vickie

    What a wonderful idea.

  • Colleen

    I would love to win one of these. It’s something I’ve been trying to research for awhile and finding this kind of information and help has been tough. Thanks for the great post and information!

  • Sounds wonderful! Please enter me in the contest!! I have a Flame Point Siamese and a orange DSH, and no children to take care of them if something happens to me. Would be great to win this!

  • Jen

    This is a wonderful, wonderful thing to remind people about! We’ve always been so concerned about what would happen to our “kids” if anything happened to us. A gifted trust would certainly help alleviate some of that stress – while we have someone who’ll take them in, it’d be great if they could afford the care and feeding as well!

  • This is a stellar idea and I’d love to win it.

  • Mary Hall

    I have 4 kitties and do not want them to go to the shelter should I pass away. It would be traumatic enough losing their Meowmy but to find themselves in the shelter too would be devastating to them!

  • Nancy

    This is something I have often thought about, but never knew how to set up. There will always be dogs and cats in my home and my life and as I get older, I worry what would become of them. Thanks for the post as a reminder that this is something to move forward on.

  • Thanks Michele for this vary importent infermayshun. My Food Lady sez yoo can’t just assoom yer servivers will take care of yer animuls. We’ve known of animuls who just “disappeered” after the owner dide. I wood HATE to be sent to the sausage faktery.

  • Anita and the CATS

    Wow… this is such a great idea… the boys and girl will be set if anything happens to us… This is wonderful info!!

  • gina

    this is great! i hope my mom, sister, or cousin will be able to take care of my cats… but i guess i should discuss this with them!

  • Lydia

    I have already talked to a lawyer about setting up something to provide for my cats in my will. Since I cannot designate my pets directly, I have to leave money to a particular person and hope they will follow through on my wishes. I would love to win a pet trust because that would make the entire process so much easier. My 5 cats are all rescues and I want each one well provided for – I don’t want them to suffer as so many animals do after their person is gone!

  • Genevieve

    At the shelter where I volunteer, we get animals dropped off whose owners have died. I for sure don’t want that to happen to my pets!

  • Cindy

    Thanks for the post! I have severe health problems that my 2 kitties nurse me through, so I really want to make sure they’re taken care of in the event of my death.

  • Jena

    This is an awesome gift. I know my furbabies will appreciate this! We have several and this would be a Godsend!

  • maura

    This is a wonderful opportunity! I have looked into a few options for my situation, but am limited on amount I can spend. I would love to know that my beloved cats are well cared for should something happen to me. I do not have any family members I could have handle tis situation. Thank you for the information!!!!!

  • Arlene

    With 19 cats this is something that my husband and I really MUST do. I worry about what will happen to our babies. Neither of us has family or kids so choosing someone will be difficult.

  • Andrea

    I remember a case on Catster where a pet owner died suddenly and the community scrambled to find all the animals (they had simply been put out by the heir, and one kitty was never found) and locate new homes for them. Solutions like pet trusts are badly needed.

  • Doreen

    We also have not thought about who will care for our beloved pets. Such a sad thought to think someone would just take and put them in the Shelter where they would pine away with broken hearts or worse. This is definitely a good idea.

  • Dee S

    Fantastic. This is something I have been thinking about for a long time now!

  • Stephen La Serra

    I had not thougt about what would happen to our cats if something happens to us. We will think about a trust now.

  • Mary

    I have had two friends pass away last year that had pets, so I know what it’s like to try to find a new home for them.

  • Kate

    I’ve thought about who would take my monsters, but haven’t set anything up – so I would love to win this. Thank you for hosting this giveaway, I think it’s such an eye-opener.

  • Maika'i

    This is a really important issue for all pet parents. I plan to set up a trust for my dog and four cats, thanks for the info.

  • i would love to win the pet trust as my husband and i do not have children or family members. if something would happen to both of us i would hate to think would could happen to our cats. thanks for entering me in this contest.

  • Henriette Matthijssen

    Thanks Michele! I pray that my pets leave before I do! As it will be so much easier then leaving them behind as I do not think that anywhere else mine would adjust! They are so close to me & Rene that when I go to do my shopping they are so uneasy & restless until my return.

  • I train service dogs and would love to help my clients learn more about pet trusts. I hope I win to become more educated this crucial protection for my client’s service dogs. With deepest gratitude, Jane

  • tawnygrl

    This is such a great idea! My family know’s how much my kitties mean to me, but it would be very comforting to know they would be taken care of! Monkee and Malaki are crossing their paws for us!

  • SunshineWmn

    This is a subject I have agonized over. I love my cats very much and am no longer young or in good health. Unfortunately, there is no money to leave; I live on a small stipend from Disability. It is a struggle every month just to feed them and myself. Under the circumstances, the best I can hope for them is to go to the local low-kill shelter.

  • My dad and husband passed away nearly two years ago, and then one of our cats passed away last year. It would be fantastic to win the trust fund for my two kitties. They’re actually my kids, even though our daughter is living on her own, my kitties are and have been such a comfort and I’d be lost without them.

  • Lynn

    This is a timely post. I needed to read it, and to consider the facts presented. Thank you. Yes, I would sincerely love to win the trust, then follow through with a savings plan so all four of my kitties will be taken care of if anything happens.

  • Denise

    What a great idea & comfort. So many times things don’t go well for those pets & it would be a relief to know they would be well taken care of & safe.

  • Shadie Kaye's Mom

    This is a excellent post and a timely one for me. I’m very worried what would happen to my Lab that I’ve had 10 yrs from a baby and the many cats I feed that are strays and dump offs here in my rural area.
    blessings,

  • Barbara

    This is such a great idea and a perfect way to bring peace of mind when planning for our pets. My three kitties thank you for the information.

  • I have always worried about potential situations in which my babies would be left in limbo in someone else’s hands without options. I would LOVE this for my kitties!

  • Brise`

    I have thought about this issue. I help to care for seniors some of whom have pets. Most of these folks are responsible and have already for their made arrangements their pets. I, however, am still pretty young and would rely on my family to care for my animals. But, they have very little money with which to do the job. A trust would be a great thing for my babies. I hope I am lucky enough to win for my cuties!!

  • Thank you so much for such a great article. I’m really hoping that my babies and I will win this. It would mean so much peace of mind. Regardless, I’m going to start up a trust for my babies in case anything happens to me. Thank you!

  • jeannemarie

    thanks for the reminder of having someone look after our beloved friends if something were to happen to us. luckily my sister has said she would take care of my cat and i have money set aside in a bank account for ten years worth of her care if anything happened to me because i would expect her to live until she’s at least 17.

    but it doesn’t hurt to have something that is legal.

  • Alison

    I have been wanting to do this for awhile, since my animals are the only reason I have life insurance. What a wonderful service!!!

  • How do I enter? I shared this on my Facebook page. It is something people should think about.

  • Leah

    I am sixty years old and my baby daisy is only two and a half years old. She is my heartbeat and so often I have worried about what may happen to her if something happens to me. I worked in a shelter once and saw many sad little cats crying in cages waiting for their worst fate. They were adult cats and everyone only wanted kittens. All even so, I would not like for my baby to go to strangers not her knowing them or how they would treat her. A trust is the best way to go.

  • Thank you for bringing to my attention the pet trust. I have thought about my animals if something should happen to me but thought someone would take care of them if I was not around. A pet trust would make sure of that. It sure would give peace of mind to me for my four cats.

  • Nan

    Great article. I would love to win one of these. Thanks for the chance.

  • christine

    Thank you for bringing this to my attention. I always assume that my mom, who loves cats, will take our kittehs if something happened to us, but her health lately hasn’t been that great, plus she is up there in age. If she is not able, it dawned on me that there really is no one else who would be suitable god parents. This would be great to have.

  • Laura J

    This is very helpful. When I had my will prepared, I wanted to include something about my pets and the lawyer told me to just tell friends what I wanted because the continuing care of pets was not a “legal matter”.

  • Debbie, You can subscribe via e-mail or RSS feed. Info is at the top right hand of the screen. I will gather all subscriber names who left a comment and then put those names in Randomizer.org. I will then contact the five winners. Michele

  • Michele, I’ve written about this topic before but your post is the best thing I’ve read on Pet Trusts, ever. I’m delighted to share on my blog and to be entered in your contest.

  • Thank you Yvonne! I admire your writing, so this is a big compliment for me!–Michele

  • Reneda

    I think this is a wonderful article. More people need to think in terms of their pet’s future w/out them. Although a person can pass at any age, since I’ve been nearing 50 in a few months, the thought has become more and more prevalent. We have 9 cats living at our home. Some are special needs cats. I worry what would become of them if we were to die. I’ve been giving some thought to purchasing a life insurance plan just to leave for them. I’m certain my son would love and care for the cats, but his income is limited as is everyones these days. Having a Pet Trust would be the perfect answer to being able to provide the funds needed to care for so many cats in the way they should be cared for. Thank you for the valuable information.

  • Lisa

    Thanks Michele for this great information & a chance to win a trust. I have 5 kitties & as I get older I worry who will take care of them if I go first. A trust for them would bring me such peace of mind. My kitties thank you also.

  • Linda Gavitt

    I have 3 cats right now all around 9 years old. All rescues. My daughter, my only offspring promises to take care of them, but I think a trust for them might help her be able to keep that promise or allow her to bow out if for some reason she finds it impossible to take them into her house. They are timid and sweet cats. I would hate to think that might end up in a shelter. That would frighten them. I think a trust will put my mind at ease and maybe my daughter’s as well.

  • A trust is such a great idea especially for cats. I’ve seen enough cases of kids inheriting houses and a beloved cat or two from a recently deceased parent. House is sold ASAP and cat(s) droped off at nearest shelter for almost certain euthanasia. I’ve even seen a case of this when the adult child promised to “take care of [her] cat.” We did rescue that particular cat, but just barely. A trust, it’s a great idea!
    http://catflasher.com

  • Erin

    Great to see this giveaway. My husband is a new cat lover thanks to me and I always worry about who would take care of our babies. We have no one that would ever take them.

  • Colleen Sheehy

    Would the trust be transferable to whatever cats are alive when I pass? My Nina is 10 and I’m 56, so the odds right now are that she’ll go first. Still, I can’t imagine my life without a cat in it!

  • This is such a wonderful service. It so saddens me to hear of seniors that have passed away and their beloved pets end up in shelters or being euthanized. We had an elderly neighbor years ago pass away and I was shocked and appalled to hear the family had his dog put down. They said that the dog would have wanted to be with grandpa. Sickening. Don’t think that would have happened the other way around!

  • Christine

    Pet trusts are a great idea. Thank you, and I will spread the word!

  • I would love to insure my cute lil chihuahuas..i love them so , and would want them to stay with family members…:)

  • Colleen, The great thing about a trust is that it can be updated to cover new pets.–Michele

  • Helen V

    thanks Michele for this

  • Anne

    Awesome giveaway! I subscribe via RSS feed and presently share my life with 2 wonderful felines — one was left behind when his former owners moved away and the other was a feral that my dog fell in love with. I’ve lived with as many as 7 furry companions at one time and knowing that they wont end up homeless if something should happen to me is very important.

  • alycep

    This is something I have worried about for some time. I have 8 cats, 3 of which are pretty old and since I am 57 will not outlive me but I have 5 younger ones and it is possible that they will need a guardian. Thank you for offering this service.

  • Kelly Ann T.

    Please enter me as this would provide peace of mind for my husband and I who treat our pets like family.

  • gina

    i was choosing beneficiaries for my retirement fund today. i wanted to choose my pets, but i couldn’t! i definitely need to set up a pet trust for them. but at least, my mom definitely has stated that she will take care of them if i pass (but let’s hope i don’t for a long time!)

  • Aliza

    This is very important. I volunteer at an animal shelter and we have had many pets brought in because the owners passed away and the families didn’t want to care for their furry family members, and it breaks my heart.

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  • Clarice

    I pray that my animals die before me. The thought of them left with no one to care for them weighs heavily on my heart and mind.

  • I own a pet sitting and dog walking business and was recently asked by a client to serve as his pet’s caretaker if something should happen to him. He has set up his trust and was looking for someone he felt comfortable with to take on this responsibility. I felt honored and told him I would do it. It made me realize that all of my clients should have some sort of continuing care plan in place for their pets in the event of their death, chronic illness, movement to a long term facility etc. It is my intention to make all of my clients aware of this important piece of business to take care of as well as all the pet parents that I can reach. Thanks so much for this information.
    Sincerely
    Sari

  • Thanks for this post. It’s something I’ve thought about many times but haven’t nudged forward. I’d like to think I’ll be around for many more years but we never know, do we?

    I’ve asked my sister and brother-in-law to take care of finding a good home for Honey if they weren’t able to adopt her themselves. But I like the idea of funding her care in some way.

  • Sandy Farley

    I’m 71 years old and have had three strokes since 2003, two in the last two years. Although my husband is still living, he is 83, and we have three beloved cats. I worry what will happen to our furry kids when we are gone. I love them as much as I love my son, my only child. One cat, shadow is a special needs he has a urinary problem and although it is simple to keep him healthy, UTI food does it for him with plenty of water to drink. He was a feral stray that showed up here after my second stroke, he helped get me trhu it, he sleeps on my pillow at night snugged against my head, how much more devoted good he get? Bo Boo is going on 14, his mother adopted us in AZ when we were there, she brought her three babies in and put them under our trailer bed thru the open back door! We keep him and her and found homes for his sisters. His mom is gone now. The thrid cat is another stray, she came here a year ago, she’s a pill, a flame point, a beautiful little white girl kitty. She’s picks on the two boys, but we love her dearly too. So I’d really loved to win to provide my kids with a safe place to go when I am gone. Although not too soon, God providing.

  • Sarah

    I subscribed via Google Reader. I currently have one dog and three cats and I would love to learn more about the pet trusts.

  • Donna Hunt

    What a great idea! This way I know my cat will be taken care of in the event that something happens to me. Thank you for the giveaway!

  • Diane Baum

    Thank you -I have 4 babies and a hubby. I’m worried about my single sick brother who has 2 cats, I already have 3.
    Thank you,

  • Erin Cook

    Its a good idea, I have a dog and a cat and it would really help us.

  • Tricia Andrews

    I subscribe via email.
    We have two dogs and two cats who are parts of our family. I would love to have this so my husband and I had peace of mind in case something happens to us.

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  • I’m so excited about the fantastic response you got! This is such an important topic – as you know, we recently blogged about how to write a will that includes provisions for your pet’s care. The added level of comfort associated with having a trust in place would be wonderful! Thanks, Michele, for this article and information.

  • Love the article very touched by it ,love you all

  • Thanks Amy, I knew this would be an important and emotional topic for many of us. The contest closes today, and I wish I could win this (but I can’t), and I wish I could hand out pet trusts to everyone. Michele

  • Denise LaChance

    I think it would be wonderful if someone could go a step further, and create a rescue organization that will take in pets who have trusts but no appropriate trustee. The rescue could then care for them or rehome them or foster them as appropriate. Unlike most rescue groups, this one would have a source of funding. I would happily entrust my companion animals to a reliable organization that will see to their welfare after I die, and leave behind money for those services as well as for the ongoing care of my animals. Not everyone has a friend or family member willing to take a companion animal, or one who can be trusted to do the right thing with a companion animal.

  • […] Pet trusts: A legal agreement arranging for the care of your pets in the event of your disability or death. Check out the ASPCA primer on pet trusts for more information. (Even better, win one of 5 Pet Trust certificates from Pet News and Views: Win A Pet Trust for Your Pets.) […]

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