Owner died, not one family member care for Blind faithful pup trapped in high kill shelter

Reasons to Buy Life Insurance

For many people, the first introduction to life insurance is when a friend or a "friend of a friend" gets an insurance license. For others, a close friend or relative died without having adequate coverage or any life insurance. For me, I was introduced to a life insurance company where I had to set appointments with friends and family as I learned the ends and outs of the industry and hopefully, make some sales.

Unfortunately, however, this is how most people acquire life insurance - they don't buy it, it is sold to them. But is life insurance something that you truly need, or is it merely an inconvenience shoved under your nose by a salesperson? While it may seem like the latter is true, there are actually many reasons why you should purchase life insurance.

As we grow older, get married, start a family, or begin a business, we need to understand that life insurance is absolutely necessary. For example, picture a safety net. You may be the greatest tightrope walker in the world, without a doubt. You could perform without a net, but, "Why?" You cherish your life and the life of those close to you and you wouldn't do anything that showed that you felt differently. Let's face it, we have no control over the unpredictability of life or of unforeseen occurrences. With that in mind, just as a safety net protects the uncertainty life, so does life insurance. It is an indispensable and fundamental foundation to a sound financial plan. Over the years, life insurance has given many caring and responsible people the peace of mind knowing that money would be available to protect the ones most important in their life, family and estate in a number of ways, including:

1. To Pay Final Expenses

The cost of a funeral and burial can easily run into the tens of thousands of dollars, and I don't want my wife, parents, or children to suffer financially in addition to emotionally at my death.

2. To Cover Children's Expenses

Like most caring and responsible parents, it is necessary to be sure that our children are well taken care of and can afford a quality college education. For this reason, additional coverage is absolutely essential while children are still at home.

3. To Replace the Spouse's Income

If one parent passes away while the children are young, the surviving caring parent would need to replace that income, which is essential to their lifestyle. The responsible surviving parent would need to hire help for domestic tasks like cleaning the house, laundry, and cooking. Add to that equation if it is a single parent, helping with schoolwork, and taking your children to doctor's visits.

4. To Pay Off Debts

In addition to providing income to cover everyday living expenses, a family would need insurance to cover debts like the mortgage, so they wouldn't have to sell the house to stay afloat.

5. To Buy a Business Partner's Shares

In a business partnership, the partners need insurance on each other partner's life. The reason is so if one dies, the others will have enough cash to buy his interest from his heirs and pay his share of the company's obligations without having to sell the company itself. They have the same needs (due to the risk that one of the partners might die), and they simultaneously purchased insurance on each other's life.

6. To Pay Off Estate Taxes

Estate taxes can be steep, so having insurance in place to pay them is essential to avoid jeopardizing assets or funds built for retirement. Use of insurance for this purpose is most common in large estates, and uses permanent (rather than term) insurance to ensure that coverage remains until the end of life.

7. To Provide Living Benefits

With the advancements in medicine and rising healthcare costs, people are living longer, but cannot afford to. Living benefits is an option to use death proceeds before the insured dies to help with obligations or necessities to ease the pressure on themselves and others.

How Much Coverage Should I Buy?

The face amount, or "death benefit" of an insurance policy (i.e., the amount of proceeds paid to the beneficiary) should be high enough to replace the after-tax income you would have earned had you lived a full life, presuming you can afford the annual premiums for that amount. In other words, the insurance replaces the income you didn't have the chance to earn by living and working until retirement due to a premature death.

The proper amount of insurance allows your family to continue their lifestyle, even though your income is no longer available. The actual amount that you should purchase depends upon your present and probable future incomes, any special circumstances affecting you or your family, and your existing budget for premiums.

Whole Life or Term?

Some people prefer to drive Cadillac, Lincoln or Rolls Royce, which come with all of the electronic gadgets that make driving safe and as easy as possible. Others prefer less customized makes, equally reliable to their more expensive cousins, but requiring more hands-on attention.

Whole life is the "Cadillac" of insurance; these companies try to do everything for you, specifically investing a portion of your premiums so that the annual cost doesn't increase as you grow older. The investment characteristic of the insurance means that premiums are generally higher than a similar term policy with the same face value. After all, whole life insurance is intended to cover your whole life.

Term insurance, on the other hand, is temporary life insurance. There are no excess premiums to be invested, and no promises or guarantees beyond the end of the term, which can range from 1 to 30 years. The annual premium for term insurance is always less than whole life, lacking the investment component, but your premiums will rise (often substantially) once the term period expires.

Both types of life insurance, term or whole life (or one of their derivatives) have benefits and drawbacks; both have their place depending upon the needs, desires, and financial objectives of the purchaser. A knowledgeable professional insurance agent can help you decide which type of policy is best for you depending upon your circumstances. But whichever you select, be sure that you have enough coverage to meet your objectives in the short term and the long term.

The Last Word

Some people mistakenly believe that life insurance is a scam. This is because the money for premiums is lost if death doesn't occur during the coverage period (in the case of term insurance), or because many people live to a ripe old age and continue to pay their permanent insurance premiums. Such naysayers compare life insurance protection to gambling, and forgo the protection entirely.

There are others, who have the belief that life insurance does not help them. To those individuals, the answer is: You are absolutely correct! The truth of the matter is that life insurance is a way for caring and responsible people to help ensure that their family can continue to move forward in the event of your untimely demise, a truly difficult time of loss. Of course, there is no bet - you will die, but no one knows when. It could be today, tomorrow, or 50 years into the future, but it will happen eventually.

Do you have life insurance? Why or why not?

MY MOM DIED AND NOBODY FROM THE FAMILY WANTS ME - THEY BROUGHT ME TO THE SHELTER TO DIE INSTEAD OF LOVING ME :( ...

They brought me to this place that isnt my home. Everything that belonged to me and my mom, they had already packed. They took off my collar that had my name. I became nobodys dog that day. I sit here and wonder what I did so bad. I would have given them all the love I had. I poke my nose through the bars looking for a familiar face, but I know they are never coming back. I wonder if my mom knows what they have done?
Do you need critical illness insurance? It can be hard to imagine yourself in a position where you might need to file a critical illness insurance claim; however, it is important to note that the most important thing to prepare for is not the possibility of being affected by a critical illness, but the emotional, physical, and financial costs of surviving that illness. Living with and even beyond a critical illness is challenging and costly. Your recovery may leave you with the cost of healthcare services, prescribed drugs and supplements, home care costs, costs of renovations or modifications to the home for new accessibility needs, childcare, and other expenses that may not be covered by your government health insurance plan. You may have to travel to get the medication or treatment you need, or you may simply need to travel to get into climate conditions that are more suitable to your psychological, emotional, or even physical healing. On top of all this, you have your regular household bills plus the potential disruption to your ability to work. The financial implications of a serious illness add up quickly.

Despite all of these probabilities, many people - Canadians especially - underestimate the financial impact a critical illness can cause. Why is it so common for Canadians to overlook their need for critical illness insurance? Well, we have free healthcare, right? So why should we need to invest more money in the financial securities we already have in place? The truth of the matter is that our healthcare doesn't cover all of the expenses a critical illness can cause us to accumulate and the coverage it does provide may not arrive quickly enough if you are left sitting on the waiting list too long.

Let's take a look at an example: imagine you've just been called into the doctor's office. Your last test revealed that you have cancer and you need chemo therapy right away. In Ontario, your wait time to start retrieving treatment is four weeks or you could go to Buffalo and start treatment there tomorrow, but it will cost you $40,000. Critical illness insurance could help you pay that expense, and perhaps even the travel costs of getting to Buffalo for your treatment.

But that isn't all. As we've already pointed out, your illness comes with other financial implications-like your sudden inability to work. All of a sudden, your day-to-day living expenses have become a lot more stressful, and all of this is compounded by the fact that your partner is also taking time off work to take you to medical appointments. Those bills are going to start to pile up, and even after you've been given a clean bill of health, you still need time to physically recover from your treatments (as well as from the overall psychological and emotional trauma). You aren't going to want to rush right back to work to start tackling those bills.

Cancer isn't the only illness that can have this impact. Critical illnesses like heart disease, diabetes, stroke, epilepsy, etc. have an equally severe physical, psychological, and financial impact.

How realistic is it to rely on alternative options?
Many people feel they can rely on their spouses, retirement savings, sale of assets, or government assistance in the event that they find themselves in need, but you don't want to be left in a position where you have to hope that these options come through for you in a timely enough manner. In most cases, it just isn't realistic to rely on these options. Plus, critical illness insurance provides you with additional benefits, like:

Providing coverage for expenses that aren't covered by our healthcare system: Critical illness insurance can help offset some of the costs of certain drug prescriptions or other treatments that you would otherwise have to pay for out-of-pocket.
Protecting your retirement: You don't want to eat into your retirement savings to accommodate the costs of your illness-those savings have their own purpose, and you don't want to sacrifice your future lifestyle or your ability to retire when you want. Critical illness insurance offers the financial relief you need to prevent the necessity of dipping into those savings so you can keep your retirement plans on track.
Additionally, critical illness insurance is designed to:

Reduce debt and other financial concerns while you cope with your illness
Replace reduced or lost income for you and your spouse
Cover the costs of bringing additional help into the home
Provide you with the opportunity and ability to consider new medical treatments and medications that are not covered by private or government health insurance plans
Don't Overlook this Coverage
Critical illness insurance can provide you with the financial support you need to ensure that the costs of your illness don't become devastating. For more information about how to get a critical illness insurance quote.
After his Owner died, this gorgeous hunky guy was left at the Shelter completely alone and totally confused because he is BLIND! His heart is broken and he needs help now, his energy is absolutely incredible and he would love a new home where he can feel safe again. Please SHARE for his life, he's SO special and a FOSTER or ADOPTER would save him.

#A5243613 My name is HENRY and I'm an approximately 3 year old male Rhod Ridgeback. I am already neutered. I have been at the Carson Animal Care Center since 12/15. I will be available on 12/15. You can visit me at my temporary home at C327.

🔹 Rhod Ridgeback
🔹 AGE:3 years
🔹 Male (N)
🔹 ARRIVED:12/15
🔹 AVAILABLE ON: 12/15

We are NOT the City Shelter to where pictures were taken. FOR MORE INFO ON THIS PET please contact:
Carson Shelter at 310-523-9566
216 W Victoria St. Gardena, CA 90248
Ask for information about animal ID #A5243613


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The majority of senior residents of North America are not able to afford long-term care due to the high cost. Only a few seniors use their insurance to cover the expenses for long-term care. This is a serious issue; too many seniors are unprepared for these costs, leaving them and their families at financial risk. There is a solution: purchasing life protection can help cover all possible expenses for long-term care. There are also several other advantages of purchasing life insurance for seniors; find out about these below.

Provide Financial Support for Your Spouse

Married elderly couples are often anxious about leaving their better halves with debt after passing away, and for good reason. Funerals in countries of North America are quite expensive - they can cost as much as $5,000 or more. Not every family can afford these costs, and that is why life coverage comes as a practical solution.

Life protection policies can fully cover the expenses of the funeral and burial of one spouse, and that coverage can bring some peace of mind to the insured person. Covered by a life protection policy, the individual can be sure that his or her significant other will receive the necessary support to deal with the financial side of a funeral.

In addition, a surviving spouse can use the funds from the coverage to increase the benefits from their pension plan.

Life insurance for seniors makes it simpler to deal with the expenses of a funeral, and that means the financial pressure does not add to the already-stressful situation.

You Can Still Get Life Insurance If You Are Sick

A lot of the insurance companies that provide traditional life protection policies often refuse to provide life protection for seniors who have pre-conditions. A serious illness poses a high risk to your life, not to mention the fact that advanced age also contributes to that increased risk. These are the main reasons an insurance company will decline your life insurance application.

Having a pre-condition does not mean you are left without life coverage at all, though. There are many insurance companies that do provide insurance for people who cannot or do not want to undergo a health exam. This type of insurance, often called no medical life insurance, does not require a medical examination for qualification; however, this feature also makes the price of this type of insurance higher, compared to a traditional life protection policy.

There are two types of life insurance policies that do not require a health exam: guaranteed issue and simplified issue. Guaranteed issue insurance plan requires no medical tests and no medical questions; that means that you are approved for this insurance automatically, but you will have to wait two years before the policy starts to work. Simplified issue insurance requires you to answer a series of questions, but there is no medical examination, and the policy provides coverage from day one.

The Bottom Line: Life Insurance Is a Reasonable Choice for Seniors

Progress in technology and healthcare are making it possible for people all over the world to live longer lives. That is why the senior population is outnumbering the population of younger people, and it is also why more life coverage alternatives have to come into play. Before these changes, one could not afford life insurance if they were older than 60 or 70 years of age. Now, it is no longer an issue - older people no longer have to worry about leaving their families with nothing but emotional and financial distress when they are gone. Life insurance is a helpful hand thanks to which you can be sure your family, children, and spouse are financially secure.

8 Responses to "Owner died, not one family member care for Blind faithful pup trapped in high kill shelter"

  1. This boy is being RESCUED!! We need to raise $600 to transport him from California to Alabama. Please consider donating to help us get him to Two by Two Rescue in Alabama. Thank you! https://www.gofundme.com/henry039s-freedom-ride&rcid=r01-154738456044-ddfb2d72233d4df9&pc=ot_co_campmgmt_w

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  2. This page doesn't allow links or copying text? I think more people would donate if they didn't have to type in that long link. Happy for Henry, but come on! Make things more simple, please.

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  3. Julie . don't you know how to copy and paste ?

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  4. Can you post a PayPal address??

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  5. If someone is willing to bring to Indiana, have several acres in country please email me, I have left numerous messages transport groups please contact me

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  6. When those family members are old and feeble unable to ask for help, SCREAMING through their eyes unable to tell people their being abused or mistreated by a care worker,,,,THATS when they WILL REMEMBER THIS MOMENT IN TIME! KARMA will remind them����

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