I'm so glad my family knows how important my cats and other pets are to me! Most my family members and friends are huge animal lovers and I have no doubt that they will take great care of mine, if something would happen to me and my husband.
2011/2/26 dana giordano <giordano.d...@gmail.com> > I don't know how old the cats are but (i'm sorry) the amounts I am seeing > (500/1000) doesn't seem like it would be enough to take care of the cats > for > long other than maybe food needs. I definitely could be wrong. And maybe > that's all it's intended for. > > Natalie that is a fantastic idea! > > I wanted to share some potential solutions just to put it out there? Love > that one though. (note: Must.buy.house. :P) > > Has anyone thought of raising funds via chipin, maybe through a local 501c3 > so their donators will get tax deductions, or perhaps kickstarter, or pepsi > refresh? These are very popular fund raising sites nowadays and you can > choose different amounts...you just have to hit the minimum to get the > money > I think but people can always contribute more than requested, especially if > you state that in the description of why you are looking for funds. > > And just fyi - there are actually cat retirement homes out there - did > anyone know that? Isn't that a smart idea? Wanted to put that out there > too, > although they make you pay upfront for the lifetime care of the cats. I'm > sure they would give you a figure on the costs if you ask, and maybe it's > just a good idea to have that number for a goal. > > Also, if there are no no-kill shelters near you perhaps you could find some > that are sort of nearby and see if local rescue groups would be willing to > transport them to that shelter, the shelter take them, and get that contact > info out to family and in the will so there is a plan in place and it will > get done. Also, they may have ideas on wills and after-care for animals. > I'm sure they deal with it all the time. > > It's smart to think ahead. Good to see people doing so. I'm fairly young > and > I think all my kitties will be gone by I'm 60 (I have 7.) which was just a > lucky thing, not a well-thought out thing, so hopefully I won't have to > deal > with this myself. If I want animals after that I decided I'm only going to > foster them because of exactly this situation. Mostly because I have no > money to even put away what you guys have! :) > > > > > On Sat, Feb 26, 2011 at 7:24 AM, Lorrie <felineres...@kvinet.com> wrote: > > > Hi Kat, This is exactly what I have done so far. In my will I have > > left $1,000 for each of my 14 cats. It is the best I can think of to > > assure they are cared for. However, I have no way of knowing some > > unscrupulous person won't take the money and dump the cat!! It's the > > big question of WHO will take each cat, and how can I be certain they > > will be taken care of. We have no local no-kill shelter, and the > > humane society in our small town is worthless. They are mainly > > concerned with dogs. > > > > My grown kids all adore cats, but they have a bunch of their own, so > > I know they couldn't take all 14 of mome. It is such a big problem, > > but I must get it resolved as time is running out. I have enough > > money from a small inheritance to insure the care and safety of my > > cats, but overseeing this is the huge problem. > > > > Lorrie in WV > > > > On 02-25, katskat1 wrote: > > > 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. > > > > > > kat > > > > _______________________________________________ > > Felvtalk mailing list > > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org > > > _______________________________________________ > Felvtalk mailing list > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org > _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org