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1 6th June 08:26
slither
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I'm updating my wills and need to rethink how I'm providing for a 25-y-
o burmese python. If anybody has done the brainwork on this
themselves, I'd appreciate your dropping me a line.
Thanks
J
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2 6th June 08:26
chris mcmartin
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I don't really have it in my will, but I have a separate set of instructions
for my family to carry out in the event of my untimely passing. I don't
have a large snake, but I provide options for handling my other herps (let
my daughter keep them, or if she is unable/unwilling, my parents, or arrange
an adoption/zoo pickup).

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3 7th June 06:01
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"Chris McMartin" <I have a separate set of instructions for my family to
carry out in the event of my untimely passing. I don't have a large snake,
but I provide options for handling my other herps (let my daughter keep
them, or if she is unable/unwilling, my parents, or arrange an adoption/zoo
pickup).


That's not exactly a plan, more like "we'll see who wants them."
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4 7th June 06:01
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Well, it's a little more detailed than that--it gives instructions on how to
go about locating/arranging adoption services (e.g. through local herp
societies etc). I think the original poster is looking for info on how to
finance the continued care & feeding of his pet?

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5 7th June 06:01
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When it comes to pets, I doubt that we can ever really plan their futures
with much certainty. A pet is usually beloved by only the owner and maybe
his immediate family. Once the owner dies, that same sweet, wonderful pet
may be seen as just a nuisance by the surviving relatives.
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6 7th June 06:05
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No, there's no certainty. But I've had this python 18 years and I have
a little money and since I'm writing the will, the person who gets one
can have the other.... but that raises all kinds of questions... how
much money is incentive, who would take her since I have no family. I
called my attorney who gave me the "oh I'm sure some zoo would love to
have her" line. Hoo boy. No help there. So I'm feeling stumped.
J
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7 7th June 06:05
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Assuming you don't find someone who is willing to take the snake, put
a instruction in your will that your executor must find a suitable
home for the animal, and financial costs resulting from that
search/transport/etc come out of your estate. If you're not sure that
someone really reliable will take care of this in a manner you'd
approve, make some sort of stipulation about what constitutes a
suitable home - a permanent shelter/zoo, an experienced individual,
something like that - make a list.

If you have no family, consider finding a good potential home for the
snake now, and leaving a lump sum to them, along with the critter - a
reptile rescue, or some such place. You don't have to worry about
staying local, since your estate can pay for transportation and set up
costs for the animal, so try to find a place that you like and think
will be there for the long term.

I know some people who have had similar challenges with the care of
long lived large birds such as ****atoos. You might want to ask about
people's arrangements on groups dedicated to those pets, the
procedures should be more or less the same.

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8 7th June 06:06
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"N Jill Marsh" <consider finding a good potential home for the snake now,
and leaving a lump sum to them, along with the critter - a reptile rescue,
or some such place. >

That's a good idea. Find the future home of your snake now, and then you
make the arrangements with regards to your will so that nothing will be left
up to chance when the time comes.
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9 7th June 06:06
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Good suggestions, and yes--definitely something people don't think about
when they make that initial acquisition. I've had my turtles for almost 25
years now; people with dogs/cats generally don't have to plan for
survivorship since they USUALLY outlive their pets!

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10 7th June 06:06
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Providing for a pet in a will:

http://www.hsus.org/pets/pet_care/providing_for_your_pets_future_without_you/
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