New York’s Wack Pet Trust Law

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Every state in America allows a pet owner to set up an Honorary Trust for the care of a pet. Under U.S. law, animals are property and can’t be direct beneficiaries in a will or a traditional trust. However, these special Honorary Pet Trust laws do allow an owner to provide for their animals.

In New York, a pet owner can create a trust for their kitten or doggie (or any other pet) and fund it so that their pet…