Leave a Legacy with Animal Aid

At Animal Aid, your legacy does more than just support; it transforms lives. By choosing to leave a bequest to Animal Aid, you ensure that your compassion continues to make a difference, providing essential care and a second chance for stray and surrendered pets long into the future

Why Leave a Bequest?

Continued Care:

Ensure ongoing care for vulnerable animals. Your legacy allows us to extend our services and care far beyond today, offering rescue, rehabilitation, and love to animals in need.

Capital Growth:

Invest in a future where every animal is cherished. Contributions from bequests are crucial in expanding our facilities and developing programs that enhance animal welfare.

Personal Assurance:

Peace of mind for your pets. Leaving a bequest to Animal Aid means securing a loving and secure future for your pets, should they ever need it.

How Your Legacy Helps

Every gift makes a real difference. Here are just a few ways your bequest could help:

Facility Enhancements: From upgrading our veterinary clinic to expanding our shelters, your legacy supports capital improvements that provide care for thousands of animals each year.
Special Programs: Support programs that offer refuge and rehabilitation to pets caught in domestic violence situations or natural disasters.
Community Education: Fund educational initiatives that teach responsible pet ownership and animal welfare in our community.

We’re Here to Help

If you would like to have a chat about leaving a bequest, please call Animal Aid on (03) 8756 1300, or email fundraising@animalaid.org.au

Too often, we only learn about a bequest after a supporter has passed away. If you are considering a bequest to Animal Aid, or have already included us in your plans, please let us know. We would cherish the opportunity to thank you personally for your generous support. Rest assured, your information will be kept confidential and will not be shared outside of our organisation.

Make a Lasting Gift is Simple

Leaving a bequest to Animal Aid is a straightforward process, and we are here to help every step of the way. Whether you are drafting a new will or updating an existing one, we can guide you on how to include Animal Aid as a beneficiary of your estate.

To discuss your wishes pleasecall us on: 03 8756 1300 or email –  fundraising@animalaid.org.au 

The following wording may be considered by your legal advisor:

“I bequeath to the Victorian Animal Aid Trust of 35 Killara Road Coldstream Victoria, for its general purposes the sum of $…………….. (or portion of estate, or description of property) and I declare that an official receipt from the organisation shall be a sufficient discharge to my trustee/executor.”

For those with pets, you may also wish to include the following wording:
“This legacy is subject to The Victorian Animal Aid Trust ensuring that they will guarantee care for my animals at my death.”

Need a solicitor?

Call the Law Institute of Victoria’s referral service on (03) 9607 9550 or reach them on email via referrals@liv.asn.au. They will recommend someone in your area.

Types of bequests?

Your bequest can be a specified amount of money, a gift of a particular asset such as shares or real estate, or a percentage of the residue of your estate.

Alternatively, you can instruct that a Perpetual Trust is set up under your own name which channels the annual income to your nominated charity (or several if you prefer). This way, your generosity lives on in perpetuity after you’ve gone with the funds from your estate being independently managed and then distributed to charities that were close to your heart.