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BEQUESTS & LEGACY pets

Be remembered as an animal lover.

Leaving a gift and planning for your pets

When you leave a bequest to Animal Welfare League Queensland in your Will, your gift will directly help create a brighter future for animals in need. Bequests allow us to continue our lifesaving work and provide a safe haven for close to 10,000 stray and homeless animals every year.

While AWLQ’s Legacy Pets Program will provide you with the peace of mind that, if something should happen to you, there is a secure plan in place for your pet’s future. As part of this care, we will hand-select a new owner and environment that we feel best suits your pet’s needs.

NEED ASSISTANCE LEAVING A GIFT IN YOUR WILL?

Thank you for considering leaving a gift in your Will to AWLQ.

If you would like some assistance please contact AWLQ’s Bequests Manager in confidence at:

Jacquie Kennedy
07 5509 9099
bequests@awlqld.com.au

Animal Welfare League of Queensland Inc
PO Box 3253
Helensvale Town Centre QLD 4212

 AWLQ’s COMMITMENT TO YOU & OUR PROMISE TO THE ANIMALS in our care       

When people like you entrust us with a gift in your Will, these are the assurances we make:

  • We respect the time needed to make this decision – your will is personal and it is your decision about when to write or review your Will.
  • We understand you might change your mind – we recognise circumstances change and your right to reconsider your decision at any time.
  • We will honour and respect your privacy and your decision regarding your chosen level of engagement and communication with us.
  • We will continue to carry out our activities with accountability, openly and with transparency to ensure our community is kept up to date with the latest news.
  • We will work with all parties handling your bequest with care, sensitivity and respect to ensure your wishes are met.
  • We will give you and your loved ones the choice and opportunity to connect with the work we do, that is made possible with gifts like yours.
  • We will thank you and remember you for the enduring support you are giving to so many animals in need.
  • As an animal charity with DGR (Deductible Gift Recipient) status, we are professionally audited and pride ourselves on our impeccable rating. Operationally, we run at about 6%, ensuring that every dollar you give to AWLQ, 94% of each dollar will go directly to the welfare of the animals.

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BEQUESTS

LEAVING A GIFT IN YOUR WILL        

LEAVING A GIFT IN YOUR WILL?

After family and loved ones are looked after, a bequest gift may be the most significant donation many of us will be able to make.

We appreciate family and loved ones should always come first, and believe that it is an important step to talk to your family about your Will. AWLQ is grateful when people decide to include a gift in their Will to AWLQ, as this is a vital source of income for us to continue our lifesaving work.

Make or updating your Will

As our life circumstances change, so should our Will reflect this. Perhaps you have married since you last made your Will, or now have children. Your Will is an important document that must be properly thought about and prepared. AWLQ always recommends using a solicitor to make sure your Will is legal and valid. Your solicitor can advise you on the different ways of leaving a gift

Below is a checklist that can be downloaded to assist you to prepare documents to take to a solicitor – Your Will Preparation Checklist

STEP 1 – DECIDE ON THE TYPE OF GIFT YOU WOULD LIKE TO LEAVE TO AWLQ

DIFFERENT TYPES OF GIFTS

Fixed sum of money gift: is also known as a pecuniary bequest, this gift is in the form of a specified cash amount.

Residual gift: by leaving a residual gift to the Animal Welfare League of Queensland Inc. you are instructing your Executor that, once your debts are paid and specific gifts are distributed to loved ones named in your Will, the remainder, or a percentage % of the remainder, of your Estate will be paid to the Animal Welfare League of Queensland Inc. A residual bequest is a simple way to leave a gift that needn’t interfere with any other specific bequests left to loved ones.

Whole or part of your estate: you can leave your entire estate or any part of your Estate to the Animal Welfare League of Queensland.

A specific gift or item: a gift in the form of other property such as shares, investments, vehicles, boats, or items of jewelry, or household contents (goods and chattels).

Superannuation donation: you may choose to leave your Superannuation to AWLQ but please note, you will also need to call your superfund provider ahead of time, as you will need to sign some of their own documentation and have their approval, prior to preparing your Will.

PREFERRED WORDING TO ASSIST YOUR SOLICITOR

Following are examples of suggested wording for leaving a gift in your Will to Animal Welfare League of Queensland Inc. and as always, please be guided by your solicitor.

To donate a specific sum: “I give to the Animal Welfare League of Queensland Inc. [ABN 75 521 498 584] the sum of $……………….to be applied for its general charitable purposes and I declare that the receipt of the treasurer for the time being shall constitute a full and sufficient discharge to my trustee who shall not be obliged to see or enquire as to the application of this gift.”

To donate your estate: “I give the whole/percentage of my estate to the Animal Welfare League of Queensland Inc. [ABN 75 521 498 584] to be applied to its general charitable purposes and I declare that the receipt of the treasurer, for the time being, shall constitute a full and sufficient discharge to my Trustee who shall not be obliged to see or enquire as to the application of this gift.”

To donate the residue of your estate: “I give the whole/percentage of the residue of my estate to the Animal Welfare League of Queensland Inc. [ABN 75 521 498 584] to be applied for its general charitable purposes and I declare that the receipt of the treasurer, for the time being, shall constitute a full and sufficient discharge to my Trustee who shall not be obliged to see or enquire as to the application of this gift.”

 The Animal Welfare League of Queensland Inc. ABN 75 521 498 584 is:

– Registered as a charity in Queensland – No. 422

– An incorporated association under the Associations Incorporation Act 1981

– Endorsed as a deductible gift recipient

– Endorsed for GST concessions

 

STEP 2 – SUPPLYING A COPY OR EXTRACT OF YOUR WILL

Animal Welfare League of Queensland Inc. understands the confidentiality of your Will. You may choose to send a copy of the entire Will marked copy or an extract of the relevant portion of your Will.  It really helps us ensure your wishes are fulfilled and carried out in the future. It also greatly helps us as a charity to plan for the future of animal welfare with confidence. Please be assured all legal paperwork is kept secure and in strict confidence.

 For any further information or assistance please contact our Bequests Manager in confidence at bequests@awlqld.com.au or                                    call 07 5509 9099.

 

 

 

 

SEE WHY SOME OF OUR SUPPORTERS ARE LEAVING AWLQ A GIFT OF HOPE FOR THE FUTURE.

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LEGACY PETS

LEGACY PETS CONTACT

For more information contact AWLQ’s Legacy Pets Program Manager at bequests@awlqld.com.au or call 07 5509 9099.

Animal Welfare League Queensland
PO Box 3253
Helensvale Town Centre QLD 4212

 

Legacy Pet Enquiry

HAVE YOU MADE A PLAN FOR YOUR PET’S FUTURE?

Your dog might be your closest friend giving unconditional love, and your cat, your TV couch companion, but unfortunately they can’t fend for themselves should something happen and you aren’t able to be there for them.
 

Most of us assume that we will outlive our pets. What if you become ill or incapacitated and can no longer care for your pet?

Do you have a plan that will ensure that your surviving companion animals receive the care, attention and home they deserve? AWLQ’s Legacy Pets Program ensures that upon your death, your companion animals are adopted into loving homes that are best suited to their needs. Not only will your pet be placed into a loving and carefully selected home, when your pet is part of the Legacy Pets Program it will receive free veterinary check-ups and routine care for the rest of its life (conditions apply).

 

AWLQ’s Legacy Pets Program will provide you peace of mind knowing you will always have support available. Register your interest by completing the form below and you’ll receive a complimentary AWLQ Pet Care Plan. The AWLQ Pet Care Plan includes a ‘My pet is home alone‘ wallet card, ‘In case of emergency‘ magnet, ‘In case of emergency‘ sticker and a ‘Petcare plan checklist‘ so you can be prepared for when the unexpected happens.

 

HOW TO ENSURE YOUR WISHES ARE CARRIED OUT

When planning your pet’s future, AWLQ recommends that you include the following suggested wording in your Will to ensure that your wishes are carried out.

“I DIRECT that the ANIMAL WELFARE LEAGUE OF QLD INC. (ABN 75 521 498 584) shall care for any animals or pets which I own at the date of my death until a suitable home at the discretion of the said League shall be found for such animals or pets.”

We ask that you fill out our registration and pet care profile for each of your pets. Click here to download the form.

This information is kept on record to assist with placing your pet into a home as similar as possible to yours.

If you would like to discuss this further, please contact our Bequest Manager, Jacquie Kennedy, on 07 5509 9099 or by email bequests@awlqld.com.au

 

NEED ASSISTANCE LEAVING A GIFT IN YOUR WILL?