By including a gift to the RSPCA in your Will, your love for

animals can live on forever, and help end cruelty for good.

The love you feel for your pets is like no other
Who else can bring you the same companionship and sense of meaning above and beyond yourself? Who else will sit with you through thick and thin and love you no matter what?
Leaving a gift to RSPCA NSW in your Will is a beautiful way for your love to live on. The affection and tenderness you feel for animals can help to make the world a better, safer, happier place for them all.

What other animal lovers say about

leaving a gift in their Will to RSPCA NSW

How you can leave animals with a better world

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    Consider your loved ones and causes that matter most +

    This is probably the most powerful gift you can ever make. Think about your family, friends and the charitable causes that have meant so much to you in your lifetime.

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    Decide what your gift to RSPCA NSW will be +

    Residual: the most effectual way to support the animals is by leaving RSPCA the whole, or a percentage of the remainder of your estate after you have provided for your loved ones.
    Percentage: a percentage of your total estate, allowing your gift to maximise as your estate matures.
    Specific: a fixed sum of money or assets, including property, investments or shares.

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    Make or update your Will +

    We recommend that you seek independent legal advice to ensure your Will is legal, valid and represents your intentions. If you are including a gift to RSPCA NSW in your Will, make sure you use the correct wording.

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    Notify your loved ones and RSPCA NSW +

    Let your family know that a gift to RSPCA NSW is important to you and advise any executors and guardians of your wishes. Clear communication is critical to ensuring your final wishes are carried out and means there are ‘no surprises’ when the time comes.

    If you are comfortable, please inform us as well. As it is increasingly common in NSW for Wills to be contested, any intentions voiced during your lifetime help us support your choices, should they ever be questioned after your passing.

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    Plan for your pets+

    Pets are cherished family members so it’s important to safeguard their future should something happen to you. The Home Ever After program can help

How can we help you?

Any questions? Contact our Gifts in Wills team…

Call us on (02) 9782 4419 or email us at wills@rspcansw.org.au

Rebecca Crompton, Lisa Gledhill, Maria Natera, Helen Trussler

FAQs

Yes, please! If you are comfortable to do so, please let us know. This gives us the chance to say thank you, keep you up to date with news and stories from RSPCA NSW, and involve you and your family in relevant special events throughout the year.

Additionally, because it is increasingly common in NSW for Wills to be contested, any intentions voiced during your lifetime help support your choices, should they ever be questioned after your passing.  Email us at wills@rspcansw.org.au  or call us on (02) 9782 4419 today to let us know your intentions.

If you have already made your Will and do not plan on updating it, making an amendment could be as easy as preparing a codicil to include a gift in your Will to RSPCA NSW. However, we do recommend you seek independent professional advice to ensure that any additional wishes are expressed correctly.

You don’t need to be wealthy to leave a gift to RSPCA NSW in your Will. Leaving just a small percentage in your Will goes a long way. People often find they can afford to be more generous with a gift in their Will than they are able during their lifetime.