Ann Leonard cares deeply about her dogs, Jack and Chloe.

Both were rescued from local shelters, but Ann doesn’t see it that way. “I’m lucky they picked me,” she says.

A KHS Board and Lifelong Friend member, Ann recently learned about the Pet Guardianship Program and didn’t hesitate to enroll her dogs.

“KHS is a fabulously well-run organization. I have complete confidence they will find the best possible home for Jack and Chloe in the event I am not able to care for them. I wouldn’t trust just anyone with this task! It gives me complete peace of mind knowing an all-important service, like the Pet Guardianship Program, is in place,” she says.

Ann is among a growing number of pet owners making plans in case their animals outlive them or who are worried circumstances may change for a caretaker.

“If you’re worried about who will take care of your pets when you are no longer here to do so, we hope the Pet Guardianship Program will ease your mind,” says Kristin Binkowski, Development Manager for KHS.

The Pet Guardianship Program is available to anyone who sets up a planned gift such as a will or IRA that benefits KHS, and is open to dogs and cats, with a limit of five pets per person.

There is no set dollar amount for an estate or beneficiary gift, but there is an initial enrollment fee of $100 per pet. Contact Kristin Binkowski at 502-515-3147 or [email protected] kyhumane.org to receive a free estate planning packet or more information about our Pet Guardianship Program.

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