Helping animals through your will
Once you have taken care of your family and friends, you can help animals through the Animal Protection Society in your will in several ways, if you so wish:
Gifting a portion of your estate
We welcome gifts of either a specific sum or a percentage of your estate.
Residue of your estate
Once your estate has been assessed, other gifts made, and all expenses fulfilled, you may wish to gift any remaining amount to the Animal Protection Society Incorporated.
Specific gift of property
You may wish to name a property or name an asset that you would like to leave for the benefit of Animal Protection Society Incorporated. To ensure that your gift can be used in the best possible way, please check with us in advance.
Finding a solicitor
If you do not already have a solicitor, friends or family may be able to suggest someone. Other useful sources are the Yellow Pages, your local Citizen's Advice Bureau and the Family Law Centre. You can contact your Local District Law Society for advice.
Wording your bequest
To ensure your bequest benefits the Animal Protection Society Incorporated, we suggest some wording along the following lines in your will:
"I give to the Animal Protection Society Incorporated, (percentage of estate, or the residue of my estate, or sum of money, or description of property or assets) for general purposes associated with the running of the Black Sheep Animal Sanctuary, for which the receipt of the Chairperson or other proper officer shall be full and sufficient discharge to my trustees."
Drawing up a will is a complex procedure, and we suggest you consult a solicitor on the correct wording to convey your wishes precisely.