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Many people care deeply about the welfare of lost and abandoned companion animals. The Animal Welfare League offers shelter and a second chance at happiness for thousands of unwanted cats, dogs, puppies and kittens.
The Animal Welfare League's work is crucial for both people and animals alike, and as a not-for-profit organisation that receives no Government funding, we rely on the support of caring individuals to provide essential financial support now and in the future.
One way you can help is to leave a bequest for the AWL in your will.
A bequest is when you make a gift of your personal property to a named person or organisation in your will, such as:
The most adaptable form of a bequest is a proportion or percentage of your estate. By using this kind of bequest you need not worry about the effects of inflation or changes in the size of your estate.
A specific bequest of money is a simple one but it can be reduced in value over the years by inflation and it remains fixed despite any increase or change in the value of your estate.
A specific bequest of property is one that nominates property, works of art, stocks and shares or insurance policies.
When you have made provision for your family you may wish to leave the residue to the Animal Welfare League.
Specific Pet Clauses
You can also include a clause in relation to your pets, leaving an amount of money for the AWL to place your pets into a suitable new home.
Suggestions for suitable clauses are:
“I give devise and bequeath the residue of my estate of whatsoever kind and wheresoever situated to the Animal Welfare League of South Australia Inc, the registered office of which is 1-19 Cormack Road, Wingfield SA 5013, and I direct that the Secretary for the time being of the said Animal Welfare League of South Australia Inc, shall be a sufficient discharge to my Executor/s.”
“I give and bequeath unto the Animal Welfare League of South Australia Inc, the registered office of which is 1-19 Cormack Road, Wingfield SA 5013, the sum of ……… dollars and I direct that the receipt of the Secretary for the time being of the said Animal Welfare League of South Australia Inc, shall be a sufficient discharge to my Executor/s.”
In relation to your pets, a clause along the lines of:
“I give and bequeath the sum of ……. Dollars to the Animal Welfare League of South Australia Inc, the registered office of which is 1-19 Cormack Road, Wingfield SA 5013, for them to place any of my pets still living at the time of my death in a suitable home, for the term of their natural lives. Providing they pass a health and temperament test.”
You should discuss the various types of bequests with your solicitor who can ensure the correct clause is entered into your will.
For more information on making a valuable bequest call the Animal Welfare League on (08) 8348 1300.