The Tree House cat shelter in Chicago included an item on this topic in a recent issue of its magazine--it has a scheme whereby the cat guardian wills a specific amount per cat to the shelter in exchange for the shelter taking over guardianship -- I think it was $5,000 per cat but it may have been more. I do remember gulping when I saw the amount.
-----Original Message----- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Lorrie Sent: Friday, October 31, 2008 12:07 PM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Seeking homes for cats after death On 10-31, Sharyl wrote: > Kelly, how does one go about finding a a list of sanctuaries for > pets to list in ones will. I have a combo of healthy cats, CRF > kitties, and FeLV+ kitties. I'd like to make plans in advance. At > 61 I can reasonably expect to live for many years but there is > always the chance of accidents, unexpected illness, etc. How does > a person plan for something like this when it might not be needed > for 20 yrs? Sharyl This is a HUGE concern of mine too. I have 15 cats at home, and I'm 75 and my husband is 86!! Some of these cats are quite young and I'm sure we won't out live them. I'll pay whatever is necessary to find them a good home, but finding the place or persons is the problem. In my will I left $2,000 per cat to each person who will take one of my babies, but so far I've not found anyone who will take them. My three grown kids can take one or two each, but they all have a bunch of cats and dogs of their own. I worry about this constantly. If anyone has any ideas speak up. Lorrie in WV _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org _____________________________________________________________________________ IRS CIRCULAR 230 NOTICE. Any tax advice expressed above by Mayer Brown LLP was not intended or written to be used, and cannot be used, by any taxpayer to avoid U.S. federal tax penalties. If such advice was written or used to support the promotion or marketing of the matter addressed above, then each offeree should seek advice from an independent tax advisor. This email and any files transmitted with it are intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom they are addressed. If you have received this email in error please notify the system manager. If you are not the named addressee you should not disseminate, distribute or copy this e-mail. _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org