Re: [Felvtalk] Money in trust for cats........Legal aid

2011-03-01 Thread Sander, Sue
Tamara,  Would you find out if there is an attorney in the Phila PA area.  
Thanks very much.

Susan

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Kat,
 
What state are you in?  I have an attorney, Lindsay Harrell, here in the 
office building where I work who specializes in wills, and pet trusts.  We're 
in Maryland.
 
If you are in another state, I can ask her if she knows of someone in your 
state to call.
 
Tamara

--- On Mon, 2/28/11, katskat1 katsk...@gmail.com wrote:


From: katskat1 katsk...@gmail.com
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Money in trust for cats
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Date: Monday, February 28, 2011, 4:35 PM


Some great ideas/questions!  Thank you all and keep them coming.

Right now I am on unemployment and will eventually start receiving a
small retirement amt each month that will barely pay the mortgage and
food so realizing the $500/$1000 was so totally inadequate - which I
should have known - was a set back I will have to deal with.  I guess
I was thinking it would be a bridge until the care-taker could find
forever homes for them.  That, of course, leads to another concern
about how to be sure the care-taker could be trusted to find good
homes..

Not sure about those on-line fund raising sites someone
suggested..beg for money?  I don't think I would give money to a
stranger on line with no real info as to where it will really go so
why would I expect anyone else to do so?  Sounds strange.

I like the idea of someone moving into house but who would oversee
that person to make sure the animals are receiving the care they
should? My few remaining relatives live many states away and are
within a few years of my age or older. What happens to the
person/house after the animals alive at the time of my death are no
longer living? Maybe as part of the will the house and property could
revert to a rescue site?  Yikes!  How to do that with zoning laws and
all And I would have to be sure the house could be paid for at
my death ARGHH...

I wish I knew a way to find an attorney I could trust to be familiar
with these types of situations AND share my love for these furry kids.
Maybe listed in the yellow pages under Attorneys - Animal Trusts???
or something?  ;-)  And would be willing and able to do it without
charging an arm and a leg.  Sigh.

So much to think about.

Keep the ideas coming.. And thank you all.

Kat

On 2/26/11, Peggy Verdonck jetalitosunnys...@gmail.com wrote:
 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

Re: [Felvtalk] Money in trust for cats........Legal aid

2011-03-01 Thread Lorrie
Hi Tamara,

I contacted Lindsay, and she was very nice but she cannot handle
my pet trust because she is not licensed in WV.


On 02-28, tamara stickler wrote:  What state are you in?? I
 have an attorney, Lindsay Harrell,?here in the office?building
 where I work who specializes in wills, and pet trusts.? We're in
 Maryland. ? If you are in another state, I can ask her if she knows
 of someone in your state to call. ? Tamara
 

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Re: [Felvtalk] Money in trust for cats........Legal aid

2011-02-28 Thread tamara stickler
Kat,
 
What state are you in?  I have an attorney, Lindsay Harrell, here in the 
office building where I work who specializes in wills, and pet trusts.  We're 
in Maryland.
 
If you are in another state, I can ask her if she knows of someone in your 
state to call.
 
Tamara

--- On Mon, 2/28/11, katskat1 katsk...@gmail.com wrote:


From: katskat1 katsk...@gmail.com
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Money in trust for cats
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Date: Monday, February 28, 2011, 4:35 PM


Some great ideas/questions!  Thank you all and keep them coming.

Right now I am on unemployment and will eventually start receiving a
small retirement amt each month that will barely pay the mortgage and
food so realizing the $500/$1000 was so totally inadequate - which I
should have known - was a set back I will have to deal with.  I guess
I was thinking it would be a bridge until the care-taker could find
forever homes for them.  That, of course, leads to another concern
about how to be sure the care-taker could be trusted to find good
homes..

Not sure about those on-line fund raising sites someone
suggested..beg for money?  I don't think I would give money to a
stranger on line with no real info as to where it will really go so
why would I expect anyone else to do so?  Sounds strange.

I like the idea of someone moving into house but who would oversee
that person to make sure the animals are receiving the care they
should? My few remaining relatives live many states away and are
within a few years of my age or older. What happens to the
person/house after the animals alive at the time of my death are no
longer living? Maybe as part of the will the house and property could
revert to a rescue site?  Yikes!  How to do that with zoning laws and
all And I would have to be sure the house could be paid for at
my death ARGHH...

I wish I knew a way to find an attorney I could trust to be familiar
with these types of situations AND share my love for these furry kids.
Maybe listed in the yellow pages under Attorneys - Animal Trusts???
or something?  ;-)  And would be willing and able to do it without
charging an arm and a leg.  Sigh.

So much to think about.

Keep the ideas coming.. And thank you all.

Kat

On 2/26/11, Peggy Verdonck jetalitosunnys...@gmail.com wrote:
 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. 

Re: [Felvtalk] Money in trust for cats........Legal aid

2011-02-28 Thread MaiMaiPG
Would you ask her about KY?  I have a trust set up but always have  
concerns since it it not normal for this state.

On Feb 28, 2011, at 4:27 PM, tamara stickler wrote:


Kat,

What state are you in?  I have an attorney, Lindsay Harrell, here in  
the office building where I work who specializes in wills, and pet  
trusts.  We're in Maryland.


If you are in another state, I can ask her if she knows of someone  
in your state to call.


Tamara

--- On Mon, 2/28/11, katskat1 katsk...@gmail.com wrote:


From: katskat1 katsk...@gmail.com
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Money in trust for cats
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Date: Monday, February 28, 2011, 4:35 PM


Some great ideas/questions!  Thank you all and keep them coming.

Right now I am on unemployment and will eventually start receiving a
small retirement amt each month that will barely pay the mortgage and
food so realizing the $500/$1000 was so totally inadequate - which I
should have known - was a set back I will have to deal with.  I guess
I was thinking it would be a bridge until the care-taker could find
forever homes for them.  That, of course, leads to another concern
about how to be sure the care-taker could be trusted to find good
homes..

Not sure about those on-line fund raising sites someone
suggested..beg for money?  I don't think I would give money to a
stranger on line with no real info as to where it will really go so
why would I expect anyone else to do so?  Sounds strange.

I like the idea of someone moving into house but who would oversee
that person to make sure the animals are receiving the care they
should? My few remaining relatives live many states away and are
within a few years of my age or older. What happens to the
person/house after the animals alive at the time of my death are no
longer living? Maybe as part of the will the house and property could
revert to a rescue site?  Yikes!  How to do that with zoning laws and
all And I would have to be sure the house could be paid for at
my death ARGHH...

I wish I knew a way to find an attorney I could trust to be familiar
with these types of situations AND share my love for these furry kids.
Maybe listed in the yellow pages under Attorneys - Animal Trusts???
or something?  ;-)  And would be willing and able to do it without
charging an arm and a leg.  Sigh.

So much to think about.

Keep the ideas coming.. And thank you all.

Kat

On 2/26/11, Peggy Verdonck jetalitosunnys...@gmail.com wrote:
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 

Re: [Felvtalk] Money in trust for cats........Legal aid

2011-02-28 Thread Belinda Sauro
yes I would be interested in WA state to make everything nice and legal, 
I have relatives who may not be happy with my decision ... if you know 
what I mean.


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Re: [Felvtalk] Money in trust for cats........Legal aid

2011-02-28 Thread katskat1
I am in South West Ohio about 1 hour north of Cincinnati.  I am within
2 hours of Cincinnati, Columbus and Dayton.

kat

On 2/28/11, Belinda Sauro ma...@bemikitties.com wrote:
 yes I would be interested in WA state to make everything nice and legal,
 I have relatives who may not be happy with my decision ... if you know
 what I mean.

 --
 Belinda
 happiness is being owned by cats ...

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