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The following article is an excerpt from the book,
It's For The Animals! Natural Care & Resources
by Helen L. McKinnon
Something To Think About
(excerpt with adaptations from a GRREAT Newsletter, the Golden Retriever Rescue, Education & Training, Inc.)
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"A codicil in one's Last Will and Testament for both owners:
In the event that my spouse should predecease me, I direct that any dogs I own at the time of my death, be given to _________(the Rescue/Placement Group of your choice) a _________ (State in the US) Corporation, for placement in one or more permanent homes where they will receive loving care. If _________ (the Group), refused to take in my dogs, or if my Personal Representative finds that
_______(the Group) has ceased to function as a rescue (or placement) organization, he shall without any avoidable delay solicit the assistance of _______ (the next nearest Group), a __________ (State in the US) Corporation, in finding another dog rescue/placement organization.
Pending transfer to a dog rescue organization, my dogs shall be adequately cared for at the expense of my estate, if necessary by temporary placement in a commercial kennel from which good quality care can be reasonably expected. A contribution of $250 for each dog shall be made at the expense of my estate, to the rescue organization that eventually places that dog in a loving and caring permanent home. At all times, the actions of my Personal Representative on behalf of my dogs shall be guided by the knowledge that the quality of life of my dogs is of paramount importance to me.
The author, Lou Wesly signs off with :"That last sentence says it all. See you in Heaven."
ã Copyright 1995 Helen L. McKinnon All Rights Reserved