What Will Happen to Your Pet if Something Happens to You?
Advanced Planning for Your Pet
Life is unpredictable and we never know when our situation may change. We understand that thinking of things like health issues, a hospital stay, moving to an Assisted Living Facility or our own end of life are complicated and emotional. Planning in advance for the care of your pet, in the event of unforeseen circumstances, creates one less thing to think about in difficult times and gives us peace of mind that our beloved pets will have a safe place to live.
This program is for every pet parent, not just the elderly or ill.
Why is Forever Home Needed?
Providing a permanent location for pets was an idea born of necessity. It is estimated that 500,000 pets end up in shelters or are euthanized every year because there was no plan in place for their care after something happened to their human companion. Many people believe that family or friends will take their pet in these situations, but that is often not the case. Planning in advance gives human companions’ peace of mind, knowing that their pet will be cared for in a permanent location.
How Does it Work?
If you would like your pet to live out their lives at Forever Home, the first step is designating us as the location for future care along with funding. There are a variety of funding options and funds are not given to Forever Home until the pet is taken under our care. We can help walk you through the process and review different funding options.
The pets that are taken into our Forever Home Pet Trust Program are cared for on a separate property next to the shelter property and their human companion has the option for the pet to reside there permanently or be adopted by another family. If re-homing is your choice, the pet will reside with us in a home-like environment until an appropriate adopter is found. There will be on-site caregivers living on the property to assure that your pet has 24-hour companions and care, just like in your own home.
We are currently in the planning stages of the building on the new property, and we estimate that they will be completed sometime in mid to late 2024. In the meantime, we will have transitional housing for any pets that have an immediate need.
How Your Donations Will Help
The Leesburg Humane Society has purchased additional property to provide a location for Forever Home Pet Trust; located next to the shelter property. We are in the planning stage of adding buildings to the property. Your donations will help to assist in covering costs. Donations will also be part of a “scholarship fund” that will help us provide care to any pet that is in great need and has already been placed in a shelter due to the loss of their human companion. In addition, we will use these funds to help those who may not have the resources to put money aside for lifetime care of their pet.
Donations may also be mailed to: Leesburg Humane Society 41250 Emerald Island Road Leesburg, FL 34788 Please make checks payable to Leesburg Humane Society and note that the donation is for forever Home Pet Trust.