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  • purple.sarah
    purple.sarah Posts: 2,517 Forumite
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    roh105 wrote: »
    what a boring deppressing thread this is.:D

    Not all the threads on MSE are exciting or cheery. There are threads on here about subjects like bankruptcy, making a will and whether/when to put a sick pet to sleep. These are not pleasant things to think about but it is important people know about them to make an informed decision.

    Many pet owners worry about what will happen to their pet when they are gone and it is important they are aware of the services out there and the policies of the organisations involved to make an informed decision.

    Of course if this thread upsets you then you don't have to read it.
  • dizzy_lizzie
    dizzy_lizzie Posts: 2,952 Forumite
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    The RSPCA is one of the charities I pay monthly to but I think I'm going to swap it over to The Dogs Trust after reading these posts and from hearing about others personal experiences with them. I've been reluctant to because I think they must do some good but have heard such a lot of negative things recently about them.
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    The RSPCA is one of the charities I pay monthly to but I think I'm going to swap it over to The Dogs Trust after reading these posts and from hearing about others personal experiences with them. I've been reluctant to because I think they must do some good but have heard such a lot of negative things recently about them.
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    I have made provision for any cats still in my care when I die, by specifying in my Will that my friend will be given £1000 to look after them until she can find a suitable home for them (if she can't keep them herself). She has agreed to this.
  • lannyloo
    lannyloo Posts: 922 Forumite
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    Would never support the RSPCA. Ive known for a while now that the put healthy animals down.

    A friend found a stray cat not long ago and rang the rspca. They came and collected the cat. My friend said she would adopt the cat if an owner couldnt be found. A few days later she heard nothing so rang the place where the cat was being cared for.

    Turned out the cat was chipped and they contacted the registered owner. They didnt want the cat and told them to put it down. They did!! Didnt even give my friend chance to rescue it and give it a forever home!
  • savemoney
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    My daughter had exact same thing only the vets who take RSPCA cats in looked after there cat until they could prove she had a suitable home ie her last flat LL wouldn't allow house cats in so she has moved flat today she got someone to take cat in for a few weeks

    We have a RSPCA cat ourselves
    lannyloo wrote: »
    Would never support the RSPCA. Ive known for a while now that the put healthy animals down.

    A friend found a stray cat not long ago and rang the rspca. They came and collected the cat. My friend said she would adopt the cat if an owner couldnt be found. A few days later she heard nothing so rang the place where the cat was being cared for.

    Turned out the cat was chipped and they contacted the registered owner. They didnt want the cat and told them to put it down. They did!! Didnt even give my friend chance to rescue it and give it a forever home!
  • henryscat
    henryscat Posts: 92 Forumite
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    If you are looking for someone to look after your pets when you die, or are hospitalised check out the Cinnamon Trust

    http://www.cinnamon.org.uk/

    The only specialist national charity for people in their last years and their much loved, much needed companion animals.
    A network of 15,000 volunteers “hold hands” with owners to provide vital loving care for their pets. We keep them together - for example, we’ll walk a dog every day for a housebound owner, we’ll foster pets when owners need hospital care, we’ll fetch the cat food, or even clean out the bird cage, etc.
    When staying at home is no longer an option, our Pet Friendly Care Home Register lists care homes and retirement housing happy to accept residents with pets, and providing previous arrangements have been made with us we will take on life time care of a bereaved pet.
    The Cinnamon Trust - Peace of mind for owners, love, care and safety for beloved pets.
  • Lagoon
    Lagoon Posts: 934 Forumite
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    I'm another that would never leave a pet to the RSPCA. Sadly, I think very few places tasked with looking after animals actually do an adequate job.
  • PoppyGirl
    PoppyGirl Posts: 186 Forumite
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    I urge everyone NEVER to have any dealings with the RSPCA, ever unless you are adopting an animal and saving it from their 'care'.

    I know this is an old thread, but these stories don't surprise me. Tragic.
  • Magenta
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    henryscat wrote: »
    If you are looking for someone to look after your pets when you die, or are hospitalised check out the Cinnamon Trust

    http://www.cinnamon.org.uk/

    The only specialist national charity for people in their last years and their much loved, much needed companion animals.
    A network of 15,000 volunteers “hold hands” with owners to provide vital loving care for their pets. We keep them together - for example, we’ll walk a dog every day for a housebound owner, we’ll foster pets when owners need hospital care, we’ll fetch the cat food, or even clean out the bird cage, etc.
    When staying at home is no longer an option, our Pet Friendly Care Home Register lists care homes and retirement housing happy to accept residents with pets, and providing previous arrangements have been made with us we will take on life time care of a bereaved pet.
    The Cinnamon Trust - Peace of mind for owners, love, care and safety for beloved pets.



    Due to my circumstances I contacted this organisation about my parrot, they never even bothered to reply.......
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