It is well known that we are often regarded as a nation of animal lovers.  For many people, their pets form an integral part of their everyday lives.

Cash gifts can not be given directly to pets in the United Kingdom but provision can be  made for pets in a Will in a number of different ways.

Typically, funds are left to the executors or to one or more  friends or relatives (by the use of a trust) to ensure that any pets  are looked after for the rest of their lives. 

In the alternative, a number of charities also provide schemes to ensure that a pet is cared for following the owner's death.

It is straightforward to make provision for pets in a Will and this is something that should be carefully considered if it applies to you.