You cannot leave money to pets, nor can they continue to thrive on their own. The best option is to plan your estate properly so that you can leave your pet to a trusted person or organization like a local sanctuary, shelter or rescue group.
Aside from being trustworthy, that person or organization needs to have the capacity to take care of your pet. Since they will be responsible for providing proper nutrition, shelter, exercise, vet care and companionship, you should consider leaving resources for them to effectively carry out these responsibilities.
– Deanna Deppen, Shy Wolf Sanctuary & Education Center