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Estate Planning & Wills

The Avian Welfare Coalition wants to help you make sure you have made a plan for where your birds will live in the event of your death or disability.

 

Ensuring the best possible placement for your bird requires careful research and planning. 

 

Please review the following articles, websites, and videos to learn about estate planning, contingency plans, and other important legal considerations and their place in guaranteeing lifetime care for birds and other long-lived species.

 

The Avian Welfare Coalition teamed up with the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries to present this must-see webinar!

Estate Planning for Captive Birds


Presenter: Frances Carlisle, ESQ.
Adopting out animals with long lifespans comes with some important legal considerations for both the organization and the adoptive caregiver. Our roundtable expert answers questions about contingency plans and their place in guaranteeing lifetime care for any long-lived species.

Important resources:


Photo: Foster Parrots

2nd Chance 4 Pets

 

Pet Wills & Estates Factsheet 
by the Humane Society of the U.S.

 

Documenting Care Instructions for Your Pets: Care Instruction Form
By 2nd Chance 4 Pets


Help for Pet Owners

by 2nd Chance 4 Pets

 

Ensuring the best possible placement for your bird requires careful research and planning.  For some helpful information, read the following articles:

 

Guidelines for Placing Your Bird
By the Avian Welfare Coalition

 

What you should know about Bird Rescue, Placement and Sanctuary Organizations
By the Avian Welfare Coalition