Friday, September 14, 2018

Animal Care Trust USA Granted 501c3 Status!

Animal Care Trust USA has been granted official 501c3 status by the Internal Revenue Service.  This means your contributions to Animal Care Trust USA are now tax deductible.  We are fully operational and can serve your pet's housing and Pet Trust needs.  We are partnering with local and national organizations to provide your loved pets with forever loved home services and options. 

One of our partners, Perpetual Care in Ocala, Florida, just advised they have been assisting pet parents who are in an assisted living or nursing home facility with services that allow loved pets to continue to have regular contact.  So, even if you can't stay in your home, your pet can still be an important part of your daily life!

Our founder, Peggy Hoyt, is attending the Animal Legal Defense Fund Animal Law Update at the Florida A & M Law School today.  Students, lawyers and interested persons are learning about Florida's animal laws and current pending cases. 

A number of members of the Florida Bar Animal Law Section are in attendance offering their expertise and support for this important animal welfare program. 

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Animal Care Trust USA files for Non-Profit Status

Today, Animal Care Trust USA filed for non-profit status in the State of Florida.  Our IRS 501c3 application is pending. 

Our mission is to serve as Trustee for Pet Trusts designed to provide pets with lifetime care after the death of their pet parent; either in their own home or in a sanctuary of the pet parent's choice.   

As a founding member, estate planning attorney, and lifelong animal advocate, I understand the needs of pet parents.  I have no two-legged children; only those who wear fur coats.  As a result, if I were to die, I want to know (for absolute sure) my pets can remain in their home for the remainder of their natural  lifetimes.  I can imagine nothing worse than them losing me - their pet parent - and then also losing the only home they have ever known.

Pet Trust proceeds may be used to support local and national animal charities, of your choice and in your community. 

Animal Care Trust USA is the solution to an age old problem.  Your pet deserves to know his future is secure when you are no longer available to provide lifetime care.

Contact us today to learn more about how you can protect your pet - for a lifetime.

Peggy Hoyt, J.D., M.B.A.
Sarah AuMiller, J.D.
Michelle Adams, J.D.
Animal Care Trust USA
254 Plaza Drive
Oviedo, Florida  32765

501c3 status pending
EIN 83-1540126

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Can you Trust Your Pet

Pet Trusts are becoming increasingly more popular.  People who love pets realize the only way to ensure their pets will be properly cared for in the event of a permanent inability to care for their pets or in the event of death is to create and properly fund a Pet Trust.  Pet Trusts are designed to provide lifetime protection to our four-legged furry faced kids - the ones who never grow up and can never be truly independent. 

Part of creating a Pet Trust is deciding who will be your Pet Caregiver.  This is the person who will be responsible for the day-to-day care of your pet.  It's the person who will feed your pet, love your pet, exercise your pet, take your pet to the vet for regular visits and when they are sick.  It is important to have both a primary Pet Caregiver and one or two back up caregivers, just in case.

Some people will use Animal Care Panels.  This is a group of people you select to oversee the day-to-day care of the Pet Caregiver.  This can include friends, family and even veterinarians.  The Animal Care Panel can also be used to find a replacement Pet Caregiver in the event your chosen caregivers are unable to provide lifetime care for your pet.

Trusts also need trustees.  A trustee is responsible for the investment, administration and distribution of trust assets according to the instructions in the trust. Rarely should your Pet Trustee be the same person as your Pet Caregiver - there's a conflict of interest.  You want to make sure your Pet Caregiver does one thing really well - cares for your pet.  Your Pet Trustee should also do one thing really well - manage the trust assets for the benefit of your pet. 

Animal Care Trust grew out of requests by clients to provide these very important Pet Trust services.  Peggy is the author of "All My Children Wear Fur Coats - How to Leave a Legacy for Your Pet" and has many people create Pet Trusts to provide lifetime protection for their pets.  These same people and others have now asked her to recommend a Pet Trustee.  Most corporate trustees are not equipped to provide Pet Trust services.  Either the value of the trust is too low or the responsibility is too high. 

Animal Care Trust does one thing - provide superior trustee services to Pet Trusts.  For more information contact us at