Friday, September 22, 2006

Cats Protection League brochure

Cat Protection League brochure
Originally uploaded by dawnkua.

I picked up this brochure when I was in the UK earlier this year. They mentioned that some people were reluctant to adopt cats when they were older because it might be difficult to care for the cat in the event something happened to them. Cats Protection undertook to take care of a cat, or two, should that happen. Good arrangement!


Blogger koratmao said...

i used to buy this UK mag called "Your Cat" and often read about cats being arranged to go into old folks' home and hospitals to cheer the residents there...they are usually brought by welfare groups.i'm sure they do the same with dogs too. Any tip from this protection programme? Singapore may need it one day... I'm sure I will, i plan to have cats all my life.

22/9/06 2:30 PM  
Blogger vegancat said...

I think this is important as death can strike anyone, not only those in the greying zone. How can we "will" our estate to include the welfare of our feline and/or canine family members?
Some of us would also like to explore donation of our estate for animal welfare concern such as some kind of trust fund. Any thoughts on this?

22/9/06 3:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What kind of care does Cats Protection offer?

22/9/06 3:40 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Koratmao, we did have a similar programme called our Pet Therapy pogramme but the cats got too stressed out! I think it's ideal for cats if they live ON the premises, and not if they're brought in and out.

Vegancat, unfortunately under Singapore law you cannot will your property to your cats or dogs. The best you can do is leave it to someone you trust and hope they will administer it properly.

Anonymous, they will take one cat (or two maximum) and either rehome them or put them in a shelter.

22/9/06 3:43 PM  
Blogger koratmao said...

haha...i understand the 'stressed-out' bit, my tom always pee on me at the vet and upon new places and new faces...not to mention all teh scratches he left on me. think u must have identified a more sociable cat for this PR work.

22/9/06 6:32 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

The sad thing is we DID pick sociable cats - but they got more and more timid as it went along. While one volunteer still continues to visit with his cat, the rest got so frightened we had to stop. One cat is still frightened of kids to this day because of the experience.

22/9/06 6:34 PM  
Anonymous corinne said...

Hi Vegancat, I did include my cats in my Will. It's perfectly legal to appoint Guardian(s) who you trust to take care of your cats, and then will a portion of the money to him/her.

As Dawn mentioned, it really must be someone you'll trust with both money and your cats. I have also left instruction in a separate letter to this Guardian on where and to whom shall my cats be placed as I don't expect him to take all my cats lock stock and barrel.

The other thing about legacy giving is possible through insurance trust. And you can give to anyone, again a person you trust with cat and money, or to an association or society.

In this case, if you wish to set up a trust to leave some money for Cat Welfare Society, it can be arranged as a Trust, and funding can come from insurance proceeds, which is th emost logical because, the money only comes in when you pass on, therefore during your lifetime, nothing is effectively given away.

24/9/06 3:48 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Corinne - you can't leave the money directly to your cat though. That would be a purpose trust and disallowed.

24/9/06 4:15 AM  
Blogger calsifer said...

Is there some sort of FAQ where we can see what is allowed and how to write up our wills without invalidating it because of wrong terms used etc, and perhaps samples as well? (Lagi best if online)

Honestly, I don't think I can afford the legal fees to see it done, but I fret about the lot of them.

25/9/06 9:02 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Calisfer - the long and short of it unfortunately is any money left to your cats will be struck out.

25/9/06 9:30 AM  

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