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Pet Survivor Program

Senior pet owner with pets
Ensure your pets are always cared for

Planning for Your Pets’ Future

Your pets are your family – and providing for their care after you pass or become incapacitated is critical to your peace of mind as you and your family navigate end-of-life plans. The League for Animal Welfare’s Pet Survivor Plan (PSP) is a formal arrangement between the League and you, to provide sheltering, care, and love to your pet(s) upon your death or incapacitation. The Pet Survivor Plan ensures that your pet will receive quality care and a loving advocate at the most vulnerable and stressful time in their lives.


Enrolling in the Pet Survivor Plan

Enrolling in the Pet Survivor Plan involves the following steps:

§  Inform the League of your intent to include us in your end-of-life plans. We will provide you a tour of the facility, so you can feel comfortable about your pet(s)’ care; and have you fill out a survey so we can get to know you and your pet(s).

§  Complete, sign, and date an Enrollment Agreement and submit it to the League for Animal Welfare with a $100 enrollment fee.

§  Complete and submit a pet profile for each pet to be included in the program, and include any medical records you have for your pet; update these records annually with the League.

§  Specify in your Power of Attorney, Will, Trust, or Pet Trust that in the event of your death, permanent disability or incapacitation,  you wish to place your pet(s) in the custody of the League for Animal Welfare, thereby making the League for Animal Welfare the legal guardian of your pet(s).

§  Designate the League for Animal Welfare as a beneficiary of $5,000 or more per pet to cover the costs of medical care, food, shelter, and other expenses for your pet(s) while in our care.

§  Designate a Pet Advocate to communicate with the League upon your death or incapacitation. This can be a friend, relative or the Trustee/Executor of your estate. Your Pet Advocate will inform the League of your death or incapacitation and help transport your pet(s) to the League. You will be asked to provide the name and contact information for your Pet Advocate to the League, and update that information as needed.


§  Keep the League updated about you and your pets. The League wants to provide the best possible care for your pet(s), and consistent communication helps us do that! Annually, we will ask you to update any information about your pet(s) – updated health records, notes on their behavior, new likes/dislikes, and any changes in your health status, your pet(s)’ status, or your Pet Advocate’s status. 

For more information: Pet Survivor Program Information

To enroll, contact the League at 513-735-2299 or info@lfaw.org.