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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-24-06 12:03 PM
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20. So what's the alternative?
Edited on Fri Feb-24-06 12:04 PM by SoCalDem
Because the last person to die (of a couple) who has no family member they trust with their sweet pet(s), should just let the paramedics/whoever just drop their precious pet off at the shelter?

I see nothing wrong with writing something into your will that expresses your wishes about your animals who outlive you.

Our case is classic.. We have these cats, you see...Our son who lives a few blocks from us, happens to be allergic to cats and shares a home with 3 other people right now. He will have his own home in the not too distant future, but even then, he could not take our babies in.

One son lives in Northern Calif, and has two sweet cats of his own, but unfortunately heis wife is not a pet person, and is not looking at their cats' aging as all that bad of a thing. :(

Our other son lives in Seattle, and has enough trouble taking care of himself, without havig to take on our pets.

The cats who will likely outlive us, are the ones that I scooped up, still in their sacs with placentas attached, after their 'mom' deposited them like easter eggs, all over the yard. I was the one who washed the ants off and cut their cords..cleaned out their mouths, and bottle fed them..I AM the only real Mom they have ever known..

Why should their lives come to an abrupt end at a shelter just because their 'mom' happened to be an OLD mom, instead of a young one?

We are not the kind of people who would "leave it all to the cats", but I would certainly try to have advance homes in mind for them, and would gladly provide some soret of financial "help" to someone who would continue to love and care for these critters I tried so hard to save :)
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