Perpetuity Care

Bequests

Thank you for considering Leashes End Senior Pet Sanctuary & Rescue in your estate planning!  A bequest in your will or trust is a wonderful way to support your favorite causes and leave a legacy of compassion. A bequest to Leashes End helps us provide a loving home and gold star care to senior and special needs cats and dogs who have lost their homes and families at a time in their lives when they are most vulnerable.  

When it comes to charitable giving, bequests offer many benefits.  Moreover, bequests are both simple to implement and easy to change during your lifetime, enabling you to maintain the use, benefit, enjoyment, and control of your assets for as long as you need them.  Some notable advantages  of bequests include: 

• A bequest does not affect you financially during your lifetime.

• You may make adjustments to your will or trust if and when circumstances change.

• Your loved ones will not be overlooked because you can specify the amount given to each party.

• A charitable bequest may be deductible for federal estate tax purposes and may be exempt from state inheritance taxes. (Please consult with your attorney or tax preparer for your specific circumstances.) 

• Bequests are versatile.  A bequest can be a specific sum, a percentage of your estate, or the remainder of your estate after expenses and gifts to loved ones. Bequests can include cash, securities, real estate, houses, and personal property.  You can even name Leashes End as a beneficiary in a life insurance policy! 

To bequeath a charitable gift to Leashes End, please contact risa@leashesend.org for detailed information.

Thank you again for considering Leashes End Senior Pet Sanctuary & Rescue in your charitable giving!  

Perpetuity care

None of us knows how long we have to live, but we all want what’s best for our pets.  What will happen to your pets if they outlive you?  We frequently address this question with donors and supporters of Leashes End. Is there a way to entrust your pet to our care in such a situation?

Many of our senior pets found themselves suddenly at the county shelter after their human guardian passed away without a perpetuity plan. According to the ASPCA, 2-3% of all pets enter shelters due to the death or disability of the pet guardian. While shelters do all they can to care for these pets, the situation can be quite traumatic for the pets involved, particularly if they’re seniors. Making matters worse, some shelters routinely euthanize senior pets shortly after intake. Having a perpetuity care plan can significantly improve your pet’s quality of life after you’re gone.  

Thank you for taking the time to make arrangements for your pets. It’s so critically important for their care, yet frequently people overlook it! We always recommend that you first try to find a close friend or family member to care for your pet after your death. Make sure they understand what you’re asking of them and that they agree to care for your pet; name them as your pet’s caregiver in your estate planning; and provide them with the financial resources, veterinary records, and instructions necessary for your pet’s care. We recognize, however, that this option is not always available. Sometimes a friend or family member just isn’t able or available to carry out this most important promise. Therefore, Leashes End has adopted the linked policy for those who wish to entrust the care of their senior or special needs pets to us.

Policies & Prodecures

For a comprehensive list of our policies and procedures for establishing a bequest to Leashes End, for requesting perpetuity care for your pet, if you have questions, would like additional information about Leashes End, or would like to set up a tour of our sanctuary, please contact risa@leashesend.org for details.

Thank you for thinking of Leashes End and for caring so much about your pet.