I too had this concern as I run a small rescue as well as having
several cats and dogs of my own.  In my 60's, live along female.  I
finally talked to a lawyer while arranging my will and found the thing
that makes me feel best.

I allocated a certain lump sum per animal ($500/cat, $1000/dog as I
couldn't afford to set up a trust altho am still considering that) in
my will for any and all animals alive at the time of my death.  This
money goes to the local no kill shelter or humane society to be used
specifically for each animal with the sole purpose of allowing it to
live its' full, natural life in a healthy and natural manner, adopted
or fostered if possible and NOT to be euthanized unless two vets
concur it is a medical neccessity.

Best I could do but it will hopefully serve the purpose.

Anybody have any ideas on how I can make it more air tight?  I don't
know if I would have much more money than that as I don't own much but
I have asked my one sister to allow it from life insurance if
necessary and she has agreed.

Good luck..... and NEVER allow your animals to go anywhere you haven't
visited and seen several times, at several times of day, unnanounced
if possible.

On 2/25/11, Lorrie <felineres...@kvinet.com> wrote:
> On 02-24, Susan Hoffman wrote:
>> This is the problem with most "sanctuaries."  It's a flawed
>> business model.  A "sanctuary" by definition offers lifetime care
>> So they fill up fast and, as the population ages, become more and
>> more expensive to maintain.  And usually the people who try to
>> start sanctuaries keep taking in new animals, sometimes because
>> they need the surrender fee to keep the operation running and
>> sometimes because they simply have a hard time saying "no." This is
>> just not a sustainable model.
> I've been looking at on-line sanctuaries because we are old now,
> (78 and 88) and I need a place for my cats to go when we depart
> this earth.
> Do any of you know about Caboodle Ranch in northern Florida??
> It looks great on line, but could still be pretty bad as they
> certainly won't be taking pictures that make it look anything less
> than wonderful!
> They only charge $150. per cat, and say they have no limit as to
> the number they can take and this raises a red flag to me.
> If any of you people in the northern Florida area have any info
> about Caboodle please let me know.
> Lorrie
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