Estate Planning

LEAVE MONEY IN YOUR WILL

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WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I PASS AWAY?

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RESOURCES FOR ESTATE GIFT ADVISORS

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Leave money in your will

fundraisers for animals in PentictonNobody likes the thought of writing a will. It’s an overwhleming task, but none the less one that needs to be addressed at some point to ensure your final wishes are carried out and your finances are taken care of.  We encourage you to also think of your furry friends, pets, and livestock when you are estate planning. Critteraid offers a number of programs to help you with estate planning should you wish to make a contribution to our organization.

Remembering Critteraid in your estate:

After you’ve provided for your family, our hope is that you will consider a gift in your will to the animals of Critteraid. Your gift will help to ensure that we can continue the fight against animal cruelty and taking care of the animals in our care with veterinary care and supplies and shelter. Your bequest, large or small, will help to heal a frightened, hurt and hungry animal.

Estate Gifts Welcomed

From time to time we receive inquiries from supporters and potential donors asking what type of gifts we accept. First of all, thank you kindly for remembering the animals of Critteraid! We are able to accept the following gifts:

  • Bequests (Specific, Residual, Contingent)
  • Life Insurance Policies
  • Gifts from a Trust
  • Publicly Listed Securities (shares, bonds or units of a mutual fund trust)
  • Registered Retirement Savings Plans (RRSPs)
  • Registered Retirement Income Funds (RRIFs)
  • Tax Free Savings Accounts (TFSAs)
  • Real Estate
  • Charitable Remainder Trusts

Wording for your will to leave a bequest

Specific Bequest

“I give to Critteraid, Summerland, BC, Registered Charity No: 89308-0770-RR0001 at the Summerland Cat Sanctuary Society, the sum of $______ in support of the animals.”

Residual Bequest

“I give to Critteraid, Summerland, BC, Registered Charity No: 89308-0770-RR0001 at the Summerland Cat Sanctuary Society, __% of the residue of my estate in support of the animals.”

What happens to my pet when I pass away?

This is a question most of us would like to avoid, however, being prepared will not only give you peace of mind, but it will also ensure that your pet will not suffer your loss without a solid plan in place. Subscribe to the Critteraid Pet Survivor Care Program today and ensure that your pet is taken care of and placed in a suitable, loving forever home when you’re gone.

Critteraid Pet Survivor Care Program

pet-survivor

Have you ever been concerned about your pet’s future if you were to become sick or die?  If you don’t have  family or friends to care for your pet then the Critteraid Pet Survivor Care Program gives you peace of mind that your beloved pet(s) will be looked after when you can no longer do so.

By enrolling your pet, Critteraid will house and take care of your beloved pet and find them a forever home.

Pet Survivor Care Program

The Critteraid Pet Survivor Care Program is peace of mind for those who do not have friends or family to take care of their beloved pets if they get critically sick, injured or die.  Our program allows you to shelter your pet with us while we find them a loving, forever home. Fill out the following form to find out more about the Critteraid Pet Survivor Care Program.

Resources for Estate Gift Advisors

As a trusted advisor, your clients rely on you to see that their wishes are fulfilled when they pass away. Your clients have likely already discussed their beneficiaries with you and the legacy they want to leave to commemorate their life.

We are here to help ensure your clients’ final wishes will be honoured.

Whether it’s a gift in a will, a life insurance policy, RRSPs, RRIFs, TFSAs, publicly traded securities, a charitable remainder trust or a gift of one’s home, we can assist you in getting the details right.

To transfer Estate securities, please contact us directly for the appropriate form required.

We also have services if your client is concerned about what will happen to their pets if they pass suddenly, get sick or critically injured. Please see our Critteraid Pet Survivor Care Program for more details.

Legal Name & Charitable Registration Number

Critteraid (Summerland Cat Sanctuary Society)

Charitable Registration Number: 89308-0770-RR0001 at the Summerland Cat Sanctuary Society

Bequest Wording

Specific Bequest

“I give to Critteraid, Summerland, BC, Registered Charity No: 89308-0770-RR0001 at the Summerland Cat Sanctuary Society, the sum of $______ in support of the animals.”

Residual Bequest

“I give to Critteraid, Summerland, BC, Registered Charity No: 89308-0770-RR0001 at the Summerland Cat Sanctuary Society, __% of the residue of my estate in support of the animals.”

If your client has a particular area of interest that they wish to support or for more information on adding the “Power to Vary Clause” in a will, please contact Critteraid in advance to ensure your client’s bequest can be used as they intend.