Many pet owners want to make sure their pets will be provided for after their pet's death. Pet owners in Minnesota will want to steer clear of using a will to provide for their pets. That is because, as of this writing, Minnesota is one of only four states to not have laws allowing pet owners to provide for their pets in their wills. If someone tries to provide for their pet in the will, it is not enforceable.

If a Minnesota pet owner includes a provision in their will that their pet should go to Bob Jones along with $1,000 to be used for their pet's care, nothing in Minnesota law requires that Bob use the money to care for their pet. In fact, he could drop the pet off at the pound the next day and pocket the $1,000.

If you want to look into options for how to provide for you pet in case something every happened to you, please give us a call. 

Chuck Roulet
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