May 25th, 2005, 02:17 PM
An elderly lady passed away, leaving her 1 1/2 year old VERY friendly orange male cat. He is declawed and neutered.
This lady requested that the cat be killed upon her death, but the executor just cannot do that, so is desperately looking for a foster or adopter for this cat ASAP.
May 25th, 2005, 06:19 PM
I can take him in if no one else can.
May 25th, 2005, 07:31 PM
Julie - THANK YOU!!! He may be able to go to Hudson in 5 days or so, and in the meantime if he needs a place to stay, I passed on your telephone number.
The woman who contacted us has not been able to get her hands on him yet and may have to wait a few days.
This cat is lucky. The deceased woman already killed her other pets.:(
May 25th, 2005, 10:03 PM
I really dont understand the reasonning behind killing ur pets when u die. Its really crazy!
May 25th, 2005, 10:55 PM
I think many people feel that no one can care for their pets the way they do.
I could understand if the animal is 15 or 16 years old and in poor health. No one is going to adopt it - but 1 year old?? :eek: It's outrageous.
May 26th, 2005, 12:03 AM
Yea I think so too...
Maybe the lady thought she'd die in 15-16 yrs...?
May 26th, 2005, 10:13 AM
Never mind Julie. The executors decided to kill the cat. :sad:
May 26th, 2005, 10:24 AM
oh Lucky, I'm sorry!
Is there anything we can do? Can you contest the will? Do you know what vet they are going to?
Poor little kitty - he is probably a great puss-puss too!
What a shame!
May 26th, 2005, 01:41 PM
:sad: Oh Lucky that is so sad I am so sorry
May 26th, 2005, 01:53 PM
Too bad the Executor can't keep the cat. That would be one way around it. We are redoing our wills right now. Our executor in case of our joint deaths will take our dog into our home. We have left her money for his care - she doesn't know as yet how much - but I know she will say it is way too much - but I also know she will use some of the money to treat homeless animals (she is our vet). You have to pick your people very carefully since under current Canadian law pets are chattels - the person who agrees to take your pet is under no obligation to do so, but the gift of money can't be tied to the person taking the pet - the money is gifted. Period. My dog is a one person dog and my vet knows this - but he does like her. I also have a Plan B just in case she predeceases us - funds provided again - but again you have to choose carefully. We don't have family who would take our dog - and all too often it is the family members who will abandon the pets on the way to pick up their money. No wonder endowment homes for pets are becoming so popular. But no way will my dog end up in the Humane Society or on the street. Hopefully no one in my husband's family or anyone else will try and challenge our will - we are putting clauses to that effect in the will - so they wouldn't get the money - it would go to a specific charity. Perhaps the woman was just worried that her cat would end up abandoned. Well, I guess this has happened. I do feel badly for the cat - I have taken in cats in such situations. Dogs are harder. But I sure wouldn't want a third party challenging my will. We are also having forms of Power of Attorney set up - so there will be no doubt re our wishes for DNR and/or pull the plug.
May 26th, 2005, 02:11 PM
How very sad :sad: But on a brighter note, maybe this old woman wanted the cat PTS so she could be with him in heaven? :angel: I hope they find eachother on the other side. RIP little orange buddy.