Your generosity and thoughtfulness can leave a legacy of compassion for animals. With planned gifts, you can create a lasting legacy that provides a better life for neglected and abandoned animals.
Gifts of any size can make a significant difference in the lives of homeless animals. By making a gift to Hope For Paws through your will, trust or another financial plan, you’ll be preventing needless euthanasia and helping every animal we rescue find a loving forever home.
Including a charitable gift in your estate planning ensures that your legacy will support animals in the future. We would love to speak with you about how planned giving can help to save the lives of abandoned pets. The information below is meant to provide a general overview and our team would be happy to walk you through the many options available as you consider adding a charitable component to your estate.
Make a plan to amplify your impact and care for your pets
Every month, we are asked to help pets find loving forever homes after their owners passed away unexpectedly and no instructions were left for the care of their pets. In order to prevent sad cases like this, Hope For Paws is partnering with FreeWill to help you take care of your pets, loved ones, and your favorite charities.
Please click here to create your own FREE Will: https://www.FreeWill.com/HopeForPaws
Free Will provides you with an easy way to write a legally valid will online. The service is free whether or not you choose to leave a gift. We really hope you find this useful, and with many more people knowing about this, we’re hoping we can reduce the number of pets left without a forever home. We know this can be a scary thing to think about, but life is so fragile and dealing with it for 20 minutes now will give you peace of mind.
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Naming Hope For Paws in your existing Will or Trust is a simple way to support our animal rescue.
If you already have a will or estate plan, you can add Hope For Paws as a beneficiary. You can designate investment accounts, bank accounts, life insurance policies and other types of assets to Hope For Paws or any charity. Under current tax law, there is no upper limit on the estate tax deduction for your charitable bequests. Estate law can be complex and we suggest that you seek legal advice when creating charitable gifts. If you have created your own will, the language below can be used to direct a gift to Hope For Paws.
I give and devise to Hope for Paws (Tax ID: 26-2869386), located in Los Angeles, CA, $____ (or state a percentage) of the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate, both real and personal, to be used for its general support (or for the support of a specific fund or program).
Gifts made through a will or trust can be directed to a particular purpose. Before creating a restricted gift, please check with our team to be sure that we can use your gift as you intend.
If you’ve already named Hope For Paws in your will or trust, please contact us so that we can express our deepest thanks.
Consider donating the remainder of your retirement assets
You can name or designate Hope for Paws as a beneficiary of your IRA, 401(k), or other qualified retirement plan and allow the balance of your retirement assets to save even more animals in the future.
With this approach, you can continue to take regular lifetime withdrawals and you maintain flexibility to change beneficiaries if your family's needs change during your lifetime. This is simple to setup and does not require a will. Just contact the financial institution that manages your retirement plan to learn about how to designate a charity as the beneficiary.
Designating Hope For Paws on your retirement plan costs nothing now and allows you to include Hope For Paws in your future giving plan without having to consult with an attorney.
Life Insurance gifts will help Hope for Paws to continue saving the lives of animals
You can either transfer ownership of a paid-up life insurance policy to Hope for Paws, which can be cashed in or held for future work, or you can designate Hope for Paws as the primary or contingent beneficiary, passing the value at the end of your lifetime. When you donate a life insurance policy, you’ll receive an income tax deduction equal to the value of the policy.
Rewards of Giving
You’ll receive satisfaction now when creating a plan for your future gift. Every gift, no matter how small, will help provide lifesaving care to animals we rescue. As you are considering a planned gift, please let us know of your intentions so we can thank you for your generosity.
For more information about you can make a difference for animals, please contact us.