BEQUESTS AND PERPETUITY CARE

Bequests

A bequest in your will or living trust is a wonderful way to leave your legacy of compassion and support for homeless, abused, and neglected animals. A bequest can be a specific sum, a percentage of your estate, or the remainder of your estate after expenses and gifts to loved ones. Bequests can include cash, securities, real estate, houses, and personal property. Any charitable bequest is deductible as an estate tax charitable contribution which may reduce your estate taxes.

If you decide to include PAWS when writing or revising your will, we would be honored to work with you in designing a planned gift. Approved gifts of real estate and other life income sources are accepted. To ensure your gift is received by the shelter, we suggest the following language: “I give and bequeath to PAWS Shelter of Central Texas, an organization located in Kyle, Texas, federal tax identification number 74-2421563, the sum of $_____________(or Percentage) [or property described herein].”

The PAWS Perpetuity Care Program

If you can’t imagine life without your pet, imagine your pet’s life without you.

According to the ASPCA, 2-3% of all pets enter shelters due to the death or disability of the pet owner. What will happen to your pets if they outlive you?

Sometimes there just isn’t a friend or family member able or available to carry out this most important promise. To consider arrangements for your pets’ care should you predecease them, please contact us to discuss our Perpetuity Care Program.

In the event of your death, we will provide loving care for your pets while we work to place them permanently in the best possible home. With the help of a compassionate group of foster families willing to ensure the best care for your surviving pets, PAWS can provide the reassurance that your pets will be able to live out their lives in a good and loving home.

Fees are assessed on a case-by-case basis. Contact donate@pawsshelter.org for a personal consultation and assessment.

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