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Leave a Legacy

A legacy will make sure that the Prince George Humane Society will continue its life saving work for years to come. The most generous act of giving is by way of a bequest to a Charity like ours, surely there can be no nicer departing gesture than to ease the suffering of homeless and abandoned animals. 

How to leave a gift to the Prince George Humane Society

Take the time to consider your options carefully and plan your gift in consultation with a qualified legal and financial advisor regarding your circumstance. If you have never made a Will, it is advisable to seek the guidance of a qualified legal advisor or notary. Home-made Wills could carry the risk of unforeseen legal loopholes and may be invalid.

As beneficiaries of your Will, your Solicitor will require the following information about us:

Legal Name: Prince George Humane Society

Charitable Status Number: 819239567RR0001

Address: Unit 11- 1839 1st Ave, Prince George, BC, Canada, V2L 2Y8

Contact Number: 250 640 7415

Ensure that your loved ones know what your final wishes are in regard to your pets, and should you have a furry family member. Here are few things to consider when making a Will: 

How to provide for pets in your will

Consider the welfare of your pets when making a Will. Like many people, you probably consider your pets to be a part of your family and want to make sure they’re taken care of after you’re gone. But without specific instructions, much-loved and cherished animals can themselves become homeless or without a guardian.

Since pets are seen as property under the law, they’re a part of your estate, just like any other property you own. Because of this, you can use your will to leave them as a gift to someone, just like you would with any other property. When listing your pets in your will, it helps to be specific especially if you own more than one animal. For example, instead of writing “my dog goes to my mother,” write your dog’s name and breed, and use your mother’s full legal name. The person you entrust with your pet is called a pet guardian or caregiver. It is important to be clear and concise about their future should they outlive you.

Choosing a pet guardian

When deciding on a guardian for your pets, it’s a good idea to choose someone you know and trust. You probably want to select someone who will love and provide for your pets like you would. This person will be responsible for providing food, shelter, vet care, and companionship to your pets.

If you have several pets, consider if you want one person to care for all of them, or if you want to send them to separate homes. You do not have someone you trust in your life to look after your pets, you may consider naming a local shelter or rescue group as their beneficiary, but you should clear it with the organization first and consider leaving a donation to offset costs.

Leaving money to pets in a will

Since pets are considered property, you can’t leave them money in your will. However, if you name a pet guardian for them, you can leave money and property to that person. If you make your will with FreeWill, you can request that they use those assets to care for your pets.

You should know, though, that your pet guardian isn’t legally required to honor these requests. That’s why you should leave your pet with someone you trust to follow your wishes.

If you want to set aside money for your pet’s care with a legally binding obligation that it’s used only for your pet’s benefit, then you should speak to an qualified legal advisor or notary, they can help you establish a pet trust.

How to make a will or make changes to a will

If you have never made a Will, it is advisable to seek the guidance of a legal advisor or a notary. Home-made Wills could carry the risk of unforeseen legal loopholes and may be invalid. Any changes to you current Will can be made through a legal advisor or a notary.

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