According to a report by the Boston Herald, Governor Deval Patrick, of Massachusetts, has finally signed a law authorizing the creation of a trust to provide for the care of one or more pets, if the owner becomes disabled or dies.
The new law, dubbed "An Act Relative to Trusts for the Care of Animals," will become effective in 90 days.
It will authorize the creation of an enforceable trust with the pet as the beneficiary and can specify and designate the caretaker for the animal.
More than 43 states now have effective pet trust statute legislation.
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