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    Hi everyone,

    I and my partner are thinking of a will organised for us.

    Everything is quite simple for us except when we disappear at the same time .
    We really have to think about animals. My sister who is at overseas can look after dogs but my cat will have difficulty to find a new home amongst our families. Do you have any suggestion for this?
    I love cooking but I love eating even more.

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    I don't have ideas, and it would be a worry for you. I do know of some people that have in their will for their elderly/special needs pets to be put to sleep if they (owners) die. It sounds horrible, but some pets would have a terrible time in pounds etc, lost and bewildered without a chance of a new home.

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    This has come up a few times.
    Our grey will go back to GAP, and I don't know anyone who I would trust to take our Maggie. Prob pts as she cannot live with another dog and I would never put her in a shelter for adoption as I know she wouldn't cope.
    Not sure about poor cats. We have so many older cats at the shelter. The kittens always get adopted over them. We had 2 older cats come in the other day as the elderly owner has passed away. They didn't eat for 2 days, but I sat in there with them and hand fed them, they are really smoochy now.

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    Hmm, I've never thought about it.
    Being someone between the age of 17 and 27, its not something you really think about it.
    I suppose they'd all go to my parents, but I hate that idea...
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    I have been thinking about this alot lately cos I'm getting married in Sept.
    My cats would go to my parents and the dogs would go to my FIL.

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    Congrats on the wedding Peta
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    I have a very strict will for our dogs and horses.......we have ours in a bequest program, but even though the RSPCA is the one who deals with the finances the will actually states quite rigidly that Newf rescue gets to pick the owners. the reason we did it this way is because we bequested a large sum of money for each dog and the RSPCA. And when you do that the new owners have no medical costs for the dogs and the dogs are checked, to see that they are cared for. But i would only trust newf rescue to find good homes, but i could not make it , so that the new owners would get the financial benefits. It was very complicated and took both our Lawyer and the RSPCA/newf rescue quite some time to draw up so that it was legally tight. No loop holes or any way to get out of it LOL.......Cost us $800.00 to do, lots of clauses etc, but i can rest easy. Our dogs are very social and well trained and even work for other people (demo team). So I would never just have them put to sleep, unless they are suffering or not coping. We have no family that could take our dogs and we have no kids. So we still wanted to make sure everything would be OK if something happened. The horses have several different scenario's for incase, but are still on the same program too. We update every year. Call me neurotic, but I have seen so many truly loved animals end up in limbo. I also have friends involved, but you just don't dump a few newfies on someone, even if they love them. One friend at present would be happy to take them. And the way we have organised it is that through newf rescue she could and still have the financial support. As you can see it was not a quick do it now will
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    I have been unwell for some time now so thought I should do something so now have the animals spilt between partner & family.
    With any TM's going to my sister as I know she can handle them & loves them as much as me.
    Horses go to a girlfriend as she's the only 1 trust enough with my stallion.
    Cats go to farm & partner.
    Only 1's left out are the chooks, lol...........
    Did cost me a little to get drawn up tight but worth the peace of mind.
    Dogs make everyday life enjoyable...........

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    Thanks everyone,

    After I post this, I must admit I have felt very silly worrying about animals....then again it is only natural you do care about your own animals and make sure they are cared for.

    I am not worried about dogs as my family will do anything to keep them though they live overseas. but I am not so sure about the cat. She has been attached to me only since I rescued her from animal hoarders. I want to make sure she is ok.

    I think I need to make a call to a few animal agencies soon.
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    I have always had a plan B should anything happen to me, us etc for any pets. I also had in my will who would be legal guardian of my kids should the worst happen to us both. That is not now needed as they are adults.
    I also made my kids, if they wanted a new pet to think about what would happen to the pet if they went off to college, new places where having pets was a no no so a new pet was undertaken only if we were prepared to have it stay at home if this happened. I knew that we would have it so it was discussed by all.

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