On 09-08, dlg...@windstream.net wrote:

> I WOULD NOT GO TO HUMANE SOCIETY, ESPECIALLY IF ANY OF MY CATS ARE
> FELV OR FIV POSITIVE.  THEY WOULD PUT THEM TO SLEEP WITHOUT EVEN
> TRYING TO FIND A HOME WILLING TO TAKE THEM.

None of my cats are FelV or FIV, but our humane society here sucks.
Pardon the expression.  There are only about 8 active members and 
they all love dogs.  Cats are totally ignored.  I joined years ago,
but dropped out when I found out how little help they give cats.

Lorrie

> ---- Bonnie Hogue <ho...@sonic.net> wrote: 

> > If  money isn't the problem, why not contact the Humane Society
> > or another non-profit animal organization.  You could leave your
> > property to the organization with the stipulation that your
> > animals be cared for (and you could define what that means).  If
> > you are wealthy enough, you may even provide a salary to a care
> > taker.  When the animals are gone from the world, then the
> > property conveys to the organization.  Thoughts being (a) they
> > are organized enough to handle such a thing, (b) they are ethical
> > enough not to 'off the kitties' to get the 'goodies' and (c) as
> > an organization it takes the worry out of finding someone because
> > they are set up, trained and should be very willing to do this. 
> > I'd talk with them (whomever you think is appropriate). For most
> > of us, it is not just finding a trustworthy care giver, it's
> > having enough money to provide for them and the cats.  If you
> > have property (and other wealth) this could make all the
> > difference for your feline family.  I don't know about you, but I
> > always feel "nobody loves them like I do"...which may be true,
> > but to ensure they're cared for is a burden relieved. ~Bonnie
> > 

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