The majority of States that allow for Statutory Pet Trusts may soon increase their number by one.
Currently, 39 states and the District of Columbia recognize some type of pet trust authorized by the legislature.
Recently, A. Wade Kach, a Baltimore County Republican, introduced legislation that would provide for pet trusts in Maryland.
The financial trust that has been proposed could be set up for the lifetime of the animal if the owner dies before their pet.
In light of history, this legislation may or may not pass. A previous bill introduced in the Maryland Senate in January of 2006 (Senate Bill 235) failed to pass.
Maybe this time, the politicians will get it right.
We will keep you advised.