Problem Solving: Who will care for my cat if I require long term medical care/assistance or in the event of my death?
Be prepared, plan by asking family, friends, and service providers if they can care for your cat in the event of your hospitalisation or death.
Every six months, check those who have agreed to assist you are still able to and adjust your plan accordingly.
Help in your home
If you still live in your home, yet are having difficulties caring for your cat, ask family, friends, neighbours or ‘In Home Care Service’ providers if they can assist.
If you’re in hospital
- Ask a family, friends, or neighbours for help.
- Keep your cat’s vaccinations up to date in the event your cat requires boarding facilities.
- Keep vaccination certificates somewhere easy to locate when needed.
If you require a nursing home
- Do your research, some nursing homes have a pet-friendly policy covering all of their retirement housing and care homes.
- If you are unable to find suitable accommodation ask family, friends, or neighbours if they will adopt them when the time comes.
- If you are unable to take your cat with you or find them a new home yourself, they can be surrendered to Ten Lives. Click Here for information on Surrendering Your Cat to Ten Lives.
In the event of your death
- Ask family, friends, or neighbours if they will adopt your cat if the event of your death.
- Have these details written in your Will along with any other agreements you have made regarding the care for your cat.
- If you are unable to find someone to adopt your cat in the event of your death it can be surrendered to Ten Lives for rehoming. Click Here for information on Surrendering Your Cat to Ten Lives.
- Have these details written into your Will and keep all veterinary records with your Will so this information can be passed on to Ten Lives.
If, after following the recommendations above, you require the assistance of Ten Lives visit: tenlives.com.au/surrender for information on Surrendering Your Cat to Ten Lives.