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MSU Extension suggests estate planning tools for owners of pets, service or companion animals


Last updated 8/19/2020 at 9:50am

MSU News Service

BOZEMAN — Whether companion animals, service animals or pets, animals play an important part in the lives of many Montanans. According to Montana State University Extension, animal owners can use estate planning tools to ensure their pets continue to receive proper care if the owner becomes incapacitated or dies.

In Montana, a pet is “any domesticated animal normally maintained in or near the household of its owner.” Marsha Goetting, MSU Extension family economics specialist, said a pet is considered tangible personal property just like other material goods such a...

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