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Legacy of Love – A Communal Pet Trust

Our pets are part of our family and we worry what will happen to them if we are no longer able to care for them. As many as 500,000 pets are surrendered to shelters each year because their owners didn’t make plans for their care. By joining SPCA Tampa Bay’s Communal Pet Trust, Legacy of Love you can provide for the care of your beloved pet if you are no longer able to do so. If the designated caretaker is not available, it can also help an older pet find a new home more quickly.

What Is A Communal Pet Trust?

A communal pet trust, or a pooled pet trust, is a legal financial vehicle owned and maintained by the SPCA Tampa Bay. It differs from a “traditional” pet trust in that many members are funding this trust rather than just one pet owner. This communal approach is easy to join, has low ongoing administrative costs, and no expensive attorney or accountant setup fees. Fill out and email this form to JGross@SPCATampaBay.org to give us more information about your pet.

SPCA Pet Guardian Care Program

If you are leaving SPCA Tampa Bay in your will, or are naming us as a beneficiary of an IRA or other planning vehicle, you can enroll your pets in SPCA’s Pet Guardian Care program. This program can provide you with peace of mind knowing that we have your pet registered in our system and will come to pick up your pet if something were to happen to you. The information we have about your pet will give your four-legged family member a better chance of adoption by the right family. Fill out and email this form to JGross@SPCATampaBay.org to complete your pet’s profile.

To see the differences between a traditional pet trust, the SPCA Tampa Bay Legacy of Love Communal Pet Trust and our Pet Guardian Care program, click here.

Legacy of Love Pet Trust Brochure Pet Trust Comparison Chart <Downloadable Pet Profile Form

To see a list of our upcoming pet planning seminars, click here.

To learn more, complete the form below and our team will contact you.