New Yorkers are our own breed: Our pets are our ‘fur babies’. They come in all sorts of shapes and sizes and are, unequivocally, an integral part of the family. Perhaps a tough thought, but what happens to them should you pass away?

Here’s a chilling fact: the law considers your beloved pet as property. This means that their needs won’t be met should you just include them in your will. However, you can create a trust for your pet that sets aside a specific amount of money for such things as grooming, sheltering, feeding, and name s trustee to oversee all of these important responsibilities when you’re gone. Learn more here: