Fabulous Felines Free Lecture Series Goes to Santa Fe: What is a Pet Trust, What is a Pet Trustee and Why do I Need One?

By request from our Santa Fe supporters, and with the invaluable assistance of Leah Chavez and Peaceful Pet Sitters, Fabulous Felines will present its next free lecture in beautiful Santa Fe. Taos attorney Mary Lane Leslie will be speaking on What is a Pet Trust, What is a Pet Trustee and Why do I Need One? on May 4 th from 2 to 3 PM at the Santa Fe Community Foundation. (See below for directions and Parking).

We presented a talk on this subject in Albuquerque last month to a packed house. Now, we are excited to share this important topic with our friends in Santa Fe, and also to offer all of our supporters a chance to visit this beautiful city and hear Ms. Leslie’s insights on protecting out beloved animals in our estate plans. We often don’t think about becoming incapacitated, or otherwise unable to care for our animals, but what if we weren’t able to take care of our pets?  Please join us to learn about trusts for our beloved companion animals.

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Mary Lane Leslie

Fabulous Felines’ speaker, Mary Lane Leslie, is located in Taos, and serves the towns in northern New Mexico by traveling to her clients.  She prepares wills, trusts, and guardianships, as well as working on real estate transactions.  She is a founder of W.O.O.F., a non-profit that specifically manages animal trusts.  Their web address is http://www.watchoverourfriends.org, and it has a wealth of helpful information about trusts, and selecting a guardian for your companion animals.  You can also visit visit the web site for Mary Lane’s law practice at: http://www.marylaneleslie.com.

We want to thank Leah Chavez and Peaceful Pet Sitters for their role in bringing this free talk to Santa Fe.  Leah has arranged the venue, provided refreshments, and helped us advertise this talk!  Leah and her husband, Gabriel, run a top notch pet sitting business in Santa Fe.  Please visit their website: http://peacefulpetsitters.com/  They have integrated many reassuring practices into their business, such as the capacity to use GPS so a client can see his dog’s path for his walk.

Date & Time: Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 2:00 PM

Location: Santa Fe Community Foundation
501 Halona Street
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Phone: 505.988.9715 (map . . .)

LectureSeries2014Part4_thumbnailParking: Because parking is limited at the SF Community Foundation, overflow parking can be accommodated at Kaune Food Town on the SE corner of Old Santa Fe Trail and Paseo de Peralta.  We recommend coming early.  The Community Foundation, located on Halona at Paseo de Peralta, is one block east of Kaune.  The Kaune parking lot and the Community Foundation are both on the same side of Paseo de Peralta.

Admission: Free!! Also, if you email us at fabulousFelines@comcast.net to let us know in advance that you will be coming, you will be entered in a drawing for a special prize! (you must be present to win)

You can help us greatly by downloading the event flyer (courtesy of Jess Langer), and sharing it with friends, or posting it in your workplace, church, or other public place.

The Fabulous Felines Free Lecture Series would not be possible without the support of our 2014 sponsors. These include VCA Montgomery, Best Friends Pet Cremation, VCA West Mesa, Shelton Jewelers, Steward’s Plumbing, and Clark’s Pet Emporium. Please patronize them, and when you do, thank them for supporting Fabulous Felines!

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Thanks for making our Pet Trusts Talk a Huge Success!

We want to thank everyone who made Sara Traub’s April 6 talk on pet trusts and estate planning a huge success! It received the largest audience of any talk in our Free Lecture Series, and Ms. Traub gave an entertaining and though-provoking talk. She outlined the process of setting up a trust to support our pets in the event or our death, and answered everyone’s questions about this vital talk.

If you were unable to join us for this talk, or would like to gain another perspective on estate planning for our pets, Mary Lane Leslie, a Taos Attorney with specialized experience in this area will be speaking on the topic in the next talk in the series. This talk will be up in Santa Fe on May 4!

Check this site for details in a few days!

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Fabulous Felines Free Lecture Series: Pet Trusts – Providing for Your Furry Friends in Your Estate Plan

Cat-Wearing-TophatThe third installment in the Fabulous Felines Free Lecture Series proudly presents Sara R. Traub, JD, CPA, speaking on Pet Trusts: Providing for Your Furry Friends in Your Estate Plan. Not all cats are as well-heeled as the prosperous gentleman to the right – ours would much rather spend their time sleeping on their favorite spot on the couch (which used to be our favorite spot on the couch), grooming themselves, staring out the window at the neighborhood birds, or playing with our feet under the covers in the middle of the night than worrying about money. So, it is up to us to make sure that they will be safe and secure after our own nine lives are up.

SaraTraubSara Traub is an attorney with the law firm of Pregenzer, Baysinger, Wideman & Sale in Albuquerque. Ms. Traub has received degrees in law and business from the University of New Mexico, and is both a practicing attorney and a Certified Public Accountant. Her law practice concentrates on tax and estate planning, probate, long-term care planning and adult guardianships. She is the past Chair of the Elder Law Section of the State Bar and she is actively involved with the State Bar in providing educational opportunities to the public, to fellow attorneys and to law students about estate planning and elder law topics. She is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and the New Mexico Society of CPAs. Sara is a 2008 graduate of UNM Law School and represents the third generation of her family to become a New Mexico attorney!

This is a wonderful opportunity to join a professional with training and experience in both law and business, and to learn how we can protect our pets in our estate plan. We hope you will join Ms. Traub and Fabulous Felines for this wonderful opportunity!

Date & Time: Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 2:00 PM

Location: VCA Montgomery Conference Room
9901 Montgomery Blvd
Albuquerque, NM (map . . .)

LectureSeries2014Part3_ThumbnailAdmission: Free!! Also, if you email us at fabulousFelines@comcast.net to let us know in advance that you will be coming, you will be entered in a drawing for a special prize! (you must be present to win)

You can help us greatly by downloading the event flyer (courtesy of Jess Langer), and sharing it with friends, or posting it in your workplace, church, or other public place.

The Fabulous Felines Free Lecture Series would not be possible without the support of our 2014 sponsors. These include VCA Montgomery, Best Friends Pet Cremation, VCA West Mesa, Shelton Jewelers, Steward’s Plumbing, and Clark’s Pet Emporium. Please patronize them, and when you do, thank them for supporting Fabulous Felines!

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Winner of the Wild Love Drawing!!!

ValentineWe held the Wild Love Drawing on March 5, and the winner of the Wild Love Night on the Town was Deborah Muldawer, one of our long-time supporters. We are sure she will enjoy lunch or dinner at the Artichoke Cafe, a bouquet from the Flower Company, and chocolates from Buffett’s Candies.

Of course, Fabulous Felines was the real winner of the event, and we sincerely thank everyone who donated during the month of February. Although we regret that everyone could not win the night out, we hope you will accept our thanks and the satisfaction that your donations have helped improve – or even save – the lives of some beautiful, unique animals.

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Fabulous Felines Free Lecture Series: Cancer in Your Cat – Early Detection Makes a Difference!

For our second installment in the Faulous Felines Free Lecture Series, we are delighted to return to the VCA Montgomery Conference Room, where Dr. Barbara E. Kitchell will give a talk entitled Cancer in Your Cat: Early Detection Makes a Difference.

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Dr. Barbara E. Kitchell and Friend

Cancer is all too common in cats, especially as they advance in age. Dr. Kitchell’s talk will help us learn to detect this disease in its early stages, when it can still be treated. Dr. Kitchell will talk about the common cancers seen in cats, and their early warning signs. She will discuss these topics, and give practical advice for early detection to optimize feline health and wellness.

Dr. Barbara Kitchell, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (Oncology) brings extensive training and experience to her work as Specialty Medical Director for VCA Veterinary Care Animal Hospital and Referral Center, and her specialty in Veterinary Oncology. She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Purdue University, and attended UC Davis for her residency in animal oncology and her PhD work in Cancer Biology. Her professional and academic achievements are too numerous to list here, but can be found in her biography at the VCA website. We are honored to include this distinguished professional in the 2014 Fabulous Felines Free Lecture Series, and hope you will join us for an informative and important talk.

Date & Time: Sunday, March 2, 2014 at 2:00 PM

Location: VCA Montgomery Conference Room
9901 Montgomery Blvd
Albuquerque, NM (map . . .)

AdmissioLectureSeries2014Part2_Thumbnailn: Free!! Also, if you email us at fabulousFelines@comcast.net to let us know in advance that you will be coming, you will be entered in a drawing for a special prize! (you must be present to win)

You can help us greatly by downloading the event flyer (courtesy of Jess Langer), and sharing it with friends, or posting it in your workplace, church, or other public place.

The Fabulous Felines Free Lecture Series would not be possible without the support of our 2014 sponsors. These include VCA Montgomery, Best Friends Pet Cremation, VCA West Mesa, Shelton Jewelers, Steward’s Plumbing, and Clark’s Pet Emporium. Please patronize them, and when you do, thank them for supporting Fabulous Felines!

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