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Leaving a gift
  Home Ever After
  Solicitors & Will writers
 

ANIMALS GIVE YOU A BETTER LIFE.
YOU CAN LEAVE THEM A BETTER WORLD.

Including a gift in your Will to RSPCA Victoria is one of the best ways of making a real difference to animals in need. The deep love you feel for animals can live on and help to create a kinder world for animals long after you’ve gone.

You’ll become an enduring and fundamental part of the future we all want, one in which no animal experiences cruelty, abuse or neglect at the hands of human beings. Your support will enable us to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome animals, and give them a second chance in a loving, new family.

Including a gift in your Will is also meaningful way to honour the love and joy pets in your life have given you, while helping create a better world for all animals.

HOW TO INCLUDE A GIFT IN YOUR WILL

Including a gift to RSPCA Victoria in your Will is very easy. The next time you are updating or changing your Will, you can simply ask your solicitor or Trustee Company to insert a few simple words into your new Will. Whatever your circumstances, we recommend that you see a solicitor when writing or updating your Will to ensure your wishes will be fulfilled.

There are three main ways to leave a gift in your Will to RSPCA Victoria.

Percentage Gift – You simply state in your Will what percentage of your estate you would like to give.

Residual Gift – After family and friends have been taken care of, and all costs have been dealt with, you can make a gift of the remainder or residue of your estate, or a percentage of that residue.

Specific – You may wish to include a specific dollar amount for your gift, or specific assets such as property or shares.

Many supporters think that it’s easier to leave a percentage of their estate or something from the residue. That way you can look after your loved ones and make a wonderful contribution towards the charities and causes that mean the most to you.

A gift in your Will to RSPCA Victoria, no matter what the amount, will make a positive difference to the lives of animals.

OUR SUGGESTED WORDING FOR YOUR WILL

Your solicitor may appreciate our suggested wording for including a gift to RSPCA Victoria. You can simply ask your solicitor to insert the appropriate clause selected from the wording below into your Will:

“I give to The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Victoria) (“RSPCA”) of 3 Burwood Hwy, Burwood East, Victoria, 3151 (ABN 56 749 449 191):

(a)   the residue of my estate; OR

(b)   >percentage< of my estate; OR

(c)   the sum of $>amount<

for the general purposes of the RSPCA. I declare the receipt of the RSPCA will be sufficient discharge for my Trustees.


CAROL WITH CAT PHOENIX


As a four-year old Carole promised her cat Velvet she would become a vet so she could help and care for animals. She kept her promise. Now many years later she has also included a gift in her Will to RSPCA Victoria. She shared, ‘I’ve loved animals all my life, and I’ve worked to end animal cruelty for almost as long. By including a gift to RSPCA Victoria in my Will, I feel that the strength of my love for animals will survive even my own death.”

CONTACT US

If you would like more information or wish to discuss in more depth a gift in your Will, please get in touch with our Gift in Will Coordinator Katie Coveos on (03) 9224 2537 or email kcoveos@rspcavic.org.au 

 

More information
P  9224 2537 - Katie
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kcoveos@rspcavic.org.au  

Download our information booklet here.




EVERY PRECIOUS PET DESERVES A HOME EVER AFTER


Those of us lucky enough to have animals in our lives are truly blessed. Our beloved pets are much more than our friends, they’re our family. They fill our hearts with love, our homes with joy and our lives with comfort and companionship.

But when life is unpredictable, it’s only natural to worry about what might happen to them when we’re gone or no longer able to care for them. If there is no one you feel can give your pet a home after you pass away, our Home Ever After program is here for you and your pets.

CARE, CUDDLES AND A HAPPY LIFE

It is easy to ensure your pets will be cared for and found a loving new home by RSPCA Victoria by including the following wording in your Will.

Regarding the future care of my pets, at the time of my passing should there be no member of my family or any of my friends to properly care for my surviving pets, I direct that my Executor give my surviving pets to The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Victoria) (“RSPCA”) on the condition that my pets be found loving new homes under RSPCA Victoria’s pet legacy service, or other equivalent program or policy in place from time to time. I further direct my Executor to arrange for the transportation of my surviving pets from their current residence to an agreed RSPCA site.

LET YOUR LOVE FOR ANIMALS LIVE ON

Home Ever After is a free service that we provide for the love of your pets. All we ask in return is that you consider including a gift to RSPCA Victoria in your Will, for the love of all animals.

As an animal lover, taking this thoughtful step is also a special way for you to help make the world a better place for animals in need. 
 





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Note to supporters
Previously RSPCA Victoria’s pet legacy program was known as the Bequest Animal Program. Please be reassured that any pets previously registered in the Bequest Animal Program are automatically registered in Home Ever After, however we would love to hear from you and to know more about your pets. Please contact the Home Ever After team at any time if we can be of service.


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To request an information pack complete our online form.

Download our suggested Will wording for your pets by clicking here.


Please get in touch
Or if you prefer, please call program coordinator Helen Canny in confidence on 03 9224 2238 if you have any questions about Home Ever After.

P  9224 2238 
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homeeverafter@rspcavic.org.au






OUR SUGGESTED WORDING FOR YOUR WILL

If your client is passionate about animals and is asking you about including a gift for an animal charity in their Will, RSPCA Victoria is one of Australia’s leading and most trusted animal charities.

Including a gift in their Will is a very thoughtful and wonderful way for your client to let their love for animals live on. Your client will join many other Victorians who have made the same compassionate decision to be part of our vision to end cruelty to all animals.

If you’re helping someone to include a gift to RSPCA Victoria in their Will, our suggested wording is below -

“I give to The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Victoria) (“RSPCA”) of 3 Burwood Hwy, Burwood East, Victoria, 3151 (ABN 56 749 449 191):

(a)   the residue of my estate; OR

(b)   >percentage< of my estate; OR

(c)   the sum of $>amount<

for the general purposes of the RSPCA. I declare the receipt of the RSPCA will be sufficient discharge for my Trustees.”

If you’re helping someone to include instructions in their Will for RSPCA Victoria to take care of their pet.

Our pet legacy service, Home Ever After, may be an option for you to discuss with them. Registering their pets in our Home Ever After program when considering or making their Will, will ensure RSPCA Victoria has all the information needed about their beloved pets to match them with the most suitable loving, new home. Our suggested wording is below -

“Regarding the future care of my pets, at the time of my passing should there be no member of my family or any of my friends to properly care for my surviving pets, I direct that my Executor give my surviving pets to The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Victoria) (“RSPCA”) on the condition that my pets be found loving new homes under RSPCA Victoria’s pet legacy service, or other equivalent program or policy in place from time to time. I further direct my Executor to arrange for the transportation of my surviving pets from their current residence to an agreed RSPCA site."

More information
P  9224 2537 - Katie
E 
kcoveos@rspcavic.org.au

Download our suggested Will wording for your pets by clicking here.








 
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