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Pet Legacy Program

Despite the fact that pets are much loved members of the family, very few of us have a plan in place to ensure they have a wonderful, caring home for life if we pass away.  Many people will consider asking a trusted friend or family member to care for their pet. Should you choose this option please discuss your wishes with your nominated friend or relative. 

If this option is not possible, Lort Smith's Pet Legacy Program can provide you with peace of mind knowing that, should the need arise, Lort Smith will find your pet/s a loving home and provide for all their medical needs for the rest of their days. To register your pet/s in the Pet Legacy Program please fill out our Pet Legacy Registration Form. We also ask that you make a specific bequest in your Will of $5,000 for each pet registered.

By giving us as much detail on the Pet Legacy Registration Form as you can about your pet's health, temperament, medical and general needs, we will be able to provide the highest level of ongoing care for your pet/s.  

Wording for your Will

I _________________ of ___________________________________________________

                name                                                                                    address

give and bequeath free of all duties and taxes payable at my death (if any)

(please insert the appropriate statement listed below)

1)            the sum of $____________

2)            (insert number) % of my estate

3)            the residue of my estate (or [insert number] % of the residue of my estate)

to Lort Smith (ABN 87 004 238 475) for the use and purposes of the said organisation. The official receipt of the organisation shall be a full and sufficient discharge of my bequest.  I express the wish that on my death Lort Smith should take responsibility for the ongoing care of my pet/s that I may own at the time of my death or otherwise act in their best interests.  This gift will not fail if I do not own any pets at the time of my death.

Frequently asked questions

Do you have a question about our Pet Legacy Program?  Here are our clients' most frequently asked questions.  If you cannot find your question here please send us an email.

Pet Legacy Program

What types of pets can be registered?
What veterinary care is covered as part of the program?
What is not covered in the program?
Is there a minimum bequest required to register in the program?
Can I still register my pets if I live interstate or far away from Melbourne in regional Victoria?



 
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