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From guardians to financial support: Putting a pet clause in the will

Friday, August 10, 2018 @ 8:55 AM | By Lisa Feldstein

Growing up with a cat, I thought pets were easy. I didn’t have to take my beloved Sir Thomas Po the Third (he was a fancy cat) outside multiple times a day, to the groomer every few months, or to the vet. Though in hindsight, as a child I didn’t have to do anything more than enjoy his company.

I had no idea, when I first got a dog, what a responsibility it would be. Six months, an emergency room visit and $6,000 later, I learned...