If something happens to you what happens to your pets?

If something happens to you what happens to your pets?

The Home Ever After Program

Pets are cherished members of the family, so we believe that safeguarding their future is vitally important and a fundamental requirement for any responsible pet owner. Having a plan in place provides great peace of mind and secures the future wellbeing of your pet, should something happen to you.

THE BENEFITS

1. Your pet will be cared for, and a loving new home found

Even if you have a person to care for your pet, Home Ever After can be a reassuring backup plan. Family members’ lives can change, and neighbours can move away. By registering in Home Ever After you will have the peace of mind, that whatever happens, your pet will be cared for.

2. Your Pet’s Profile held on record

When you register your pet in our Home Ever After program, you provide us with detailed information about their specific needs and personality traits. We hold this information on record to ensure, should the time come, we have all we require to care for your pet and match them with the right, adoring new family.

3. Your final wishes for your pet are known and respected

It’s essential to leave clear instructions for who you wish to look after your pet. Once your pet has been registered in the Home Ever After program, you should let your loved ones and neighbours know of your plans. We will share your instructions regarding your pet’s care with their new owners, so that they can provide the care for your pets that truly reflects your wishes.

4. Provides you with peace of mind

Having the Home Ever After program as a future care plan for your pet takes away the worry. With the welfare of your pet as our priority, you will have peace of mind knowing that, if you were no longer here for your pet, we will be.

THE BENEFITS

1. Your pet will be cared for, and a loving new home found

Even if you have a person to care for your pet, Home Ever After can be a reassuring backup plan. Family members’ lives can change, and neighbours can move away. By registering in Home Ever After you will have the peace of mind, that whatever happens, your pet will be cared for.

2. Your Pet’s Profile held on record

When you register your pet in our Home Ever After program, you provide us with detailed information about their specific needs and personality traits. We hold this information on record to ensure, should the time come, we have all we require to care for your pet and match them with the right, adoring new family.

3. Your final wishes for your pet are known and respected

It’s essential to leave clear instructions for who you wish to look after your pet. Once your pet has been registered in the Home Ever After program, you should let your loved ones and neighbours know of your plans. We will share your instructions regarding your pet’s care with their new owners, so that they can provide the care for your pets that truly reflects your wishes.

4. Provides you with peace of mind

Having the Home Ever After program as a future care plan for your pet takes away the worry. With the welfare of your pet as our priority, you will have peace of mind knowing that, if you were no longer here for your pet, we will be.

Does it cost anything?

The program is a service offered to animal lovers who leave a gift in their Will to RSPCA. We rely on donations and community support to generate more than 90% of the funding required to sustain our important animal protection work. So whatever the size of your gift, it makes a significant difference to the work we do for vulnerable animals.

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What other animal lovers say about enrolling their pets in the Home Ever After (HEA) Program

Having a companion animal for most of us can be a deeply satisfying two-way emotional journey. Just as we bond with and care for these companions, in turn they give us their devotion and trust. That they may suffer fear, loss and uncertainty after our demise is unthinkable. The RSPCA Home Ever After program admirably solves this concern of mine.

Mark

During a moment with my Cat Timmy, I thought sadly of his future if he should outlive me. I was therefore so relieved to hear of the RSPCA Home Ever After program. This program provides peace of mind for pet owners and particularly gives older people an opportunity to gain the loving companionship of a cat or dog in their later years without worrying about their pet’s future care.
Jan

When I decided to enter my cat in the Home Ever After program, I was impressed with the trouble the program Coordinator took to learn about my cat; the detail recorded reassured me that every effort will be made to find a suitable home for her should the need arise.
Beverley

FAQ

What does Home Ever After entail?
One of our Home Ever After coordinators will call to find out basic information about your pet and then either email or post enrolment documents to you. You will be asked to tell us lots of information about your pet – all those unique details that only you would know. We then use this information to create a pet profile which we keep on file should we ever need to use it. That way, if we ever need to rehome your pet, we can do so by using the information provided by the person who knows them – you.
Once you have completed and returned the forms, we will post you several important items including a Home Ever After wallet card – this card should be carried with you in case of an emergency. It tells the emergency services you have a pet at home who may be alone. Several other items will also be provided – all ensuring that if something happens to you, your pet will be taken into our care without delay.


I’m pretty sure my family could look after my pet should something happen to me. Do I still need to enrol in Home Ever After?

Friends and family who know your pets and are in a suitable position to take on the responsibility are the best choice. If for some reason those intentions fall through, Home Ever After can act as your ‘insurance policy’ – this will ensure that you and your family have a secure second option in place should you ever need it.


What if my pets are bonded will they be rehomed together?
Yes, if your pets enter the Home Ever After program and are a bonded pair, we will do everything we can to honour your wishes and rehome them together.


What kind of animals can be enrolled on the program?
We have a whole array of animals already enrolled in the program mainly consisting of cats, dogs and small companion animals, but the program welcomes most animals great and small.


Are there age requirements for enrolees?
Yes, you have to be over 18 and be the legal owner of your pet to enrol them on the program. However, there are no age requirements for your furry friend!

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