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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. Please click on the appropriate links below.

2nd Chance 4 Pets Newsletter: Special Avian Edition


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


Some birds live very long lives-50-80 years in some
cases. Plan ahead for the life expectancy of your bird.

2nd Chance 4 Pets


Resources for Lifetime Care Planning for Your Pets


Dr. Gerry W. Beyer-Pet Estate Planning: Status Statues, Estate Links & more. 


Help for Pet Owners

by 2nd Chance 4 Pets


All My Children Wear Fur Coats
Estate Planning Book: Leaving a Legacy For Your Pet
By Petty R. Hoyt, JD, MBA, B.C.S.


PetGuardian.Com (In association with Best Friends Animal Society)


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


Financial Assistance for Veterinary Care:

If you are in need of assistance of financial assistance to provide veterinary care for your bird(s) or other animals due to extraordinary circumstances, check out the following organizations.

IMOM.ORG Helping People Help Pets

Pet -Vet Help Organizations