I’m so happy to hear about this! As a shelter volunteer, I have heard about a number of pets being surrendered to animal shelters after a pet parent unexpectedly passes. Family and friends have no idea what to do with your pet, or they may not have the ability to help take care of them. If your pet ends up in the shelter, then your pet is dealing with the loss of their best friend, home and people they are familiar with.
The Sacramento SPCA is offering a complimentary 90-minute Estate Planning Seminar with acclaimed special guest speaker Mark Drobny, Attorney at Law, Master of Laws (L.L.M.), Certified Specialist, Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law, and member of The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.
Topics for discussion will include:
- Introduction to wills and trusts
- Pet trusts
- Planning for your pets to be taken care of after you are gone
- How your advanced planning can enable the Sacramento SPCA to help other animals
- Retirement and tax planning strategies
- How to liquidate securities and real estate and pay no capital gains tax
- How to take IRA distributions and pay little or no income tax on them
You should definitely take advantage of this opportunity if you have no plans in place for your pets after your passing.
For more information or to register for the event click here.
As an animal shelter volunteer I have witnessed people surrendering their late family member’s pets to the shelter because they cannot take care of the pets. There is nothing more heartbreaking and scary for a pet than to lose a member of their family, and then end up in a kennel at the shelter.
Do you have a plan in place for your pets in the event something happens to you? If not, sign up for the Estate Planning Seminar being offered by the Sacramento SPCA at the following link:
Sacramento SPCA offers free spay or neuter for pit bulls and pit bull mixes BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Surgery is done at the Sacramento SPCA every Tuesday and Thursday. The We Pay To Spay program is available only to Sacramento County residents and West Sacramento residents. You must show proof of residency at the time of your appointment.
Due to the high demand for the free We Pay to Spay program and because scheduling is managed by volunteers, the We Pay to Spay program only accepts phone applications on the 5th of each month for appointments available the following month.
In order to be considered for an appointment through their free pit bull spay/neuter program, you must call the We Pay to Spay hotline on the 5th of the month (regardless of whether the 5th falls on a weekday, weekend or holiday) and please leave a voicemail with the following information:
1) Your full name;
2) Your home AND cellular telephone numbers, along with the best time to reach you;
3) Your dog’s gender, age and weight (approximate is fine).
Volunteers schedule appointments on a “first-reached, first-scheduled” basis. Due to the volume of calls they receive on the 5th, it may take until the end of the month for volunteers to return your call.
Please note: SPCA volunteers typically make return phone calls in the evening and/or on weekends (from a blocked number). It is important to answer these calls as they cannot book an appointment for your dog unless they speak with you first.
TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT
Please call: 916-504-2817 on the 5th of the month.