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
> >
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