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27th July 2011

Where there's a will, there's a woof

Animal inheritance on rise as people leave pounds to pets

Following on from the news that Alexander McQueen left £50,000 of his £16million fortune to his dogs, Petplan has found that McQueen is not the only one who is leaving pennies to his puppies.

Petplan's census which was completed in April 2011 by over 10,000 respondents shows that:

  • 54% of people would leave money to a furry friend
  • 15% of people have already included a pet in their will
  • 57% of females (aged 18-24) would leave money to a cherished critter compared to 42% of men in the same age range

If you'd like more information on Petplan census or about Petplan please visit www.petplan.co.uk

Notes to editors

Petplan is the largest pet insurance provider in the world, offering comprehensive lifetime pet insurance cover for dogs, cats and rabbits.

Established more than 30 years ago, it is part of Allianz Insurance, one of the largest general insurers in the UK.

For more information about Petplan cat insurance, please visit:
www.petplan.co.uk/factsheets/why-take-out-cat-insurance.asp

For more information about Petplan dog insurance, please visit:
www.petplan.co.uk/factsheets/why-take-out-dog-insurance.asp