Pay it forward for pets.

Planned Giving

As you go through your life, your heart may be touched by a pet in some profound way and you want to honor by leaving a legacy to care for other pets.

If you are just beginning to think about a plan for your assets when you die, or if you have a plan already in place and are considering updating it to leave a gift to support animals, we hope you will consider The Animal Protectorates as a recipient.

We are devoted to the care of orphaned pets coming from shelters and helping communities care for their own pets through spay and neuter services and microchipping.  Your gift will have a tremendous impact on our programs.

Some ways to help are:


Donate a portion of your estate to The Animal Protectorates as a beneficiary through a trust or will.  Gifts are usually made of a specific amount of cash (e.g., $25,000);  a percentage of the total estate (e.g., 25% of $1million would be $250,000); or the remaining value after all other gifts have been made.

Bequests don’t cost you anything while you are living.

For simple estate planning, there are websites such as that make it quick and easy to put a plan in place.

Retirement Plans, Life Insurance, Bank Accounts

List The Animal Protectorates as the beneficiary of a life insurance policy, banking account or unused retirement assets (with a large estate, this type of planned giving may help heirs avoid taxes).

Other Types of Planned Gifts

There are also other types of planned gifts that are more complicated such as charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts, charitable lead trusts and retained life estates among others.

If you would like to speak to someone about how you can help animals through planned giving, we would be honored to start that conversation with you.

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