We know there will always be homeless animals and animals in need of medical treatment and a second chance. In the face of economic hardships and the lack of spay or neuter clinics in our community, we know there will never be a day when we aren’t needed. We are committed to continuing a high level of care for the animals in our shelter and will continue to be guided by our no-kill mission well into the future.
It is because of this mission and the high cost of veterinary care that we must take steps to ensure that the needs of homeless animals are met in the future. When you make a planned, charitable gift to the Niagara SPCA, you have the satisfaction of knowing that your donation will help further the mission of the Niagara SPCA and ensure it is available for generations to come.
Our Shelter Angel Planned Giving Program encourages estate planning commitments for future gifts and provides special recognition to those generous benefactors who include the Niagara SPCA in their estate plans and for those who have made charitable bequests to the Niagara SPCA. Many friends of the Niagara SPCA, who were unable to make substantial gifts during their lifetime, have made major contributions by becoming a Shelter Angel with a thoughtful and well-planned will.
Leaving a bequest to the Niagara SPCA through your will and testament will ensure that your personal wishes will be carried out. Your will can be tailored to fit your personal goals and needs. The best part is that wills are relatively easy to execute and may reduce or eliminate gift and estate taxes. A simple clause can be added to most wills to achieve your charitable intent, such as….
1. A fixed amount of money or designated property
a. “I give to the Niagara County SPCA, EIN #16-0743092, located in Niagara Falls, New York, $____________ (or describe the real or personal property, including exact location).
2. A percentage of the estate
a. “I give to the Niagara County SPCA, EIN #16-0743092, located in Niagara Falls, New York, ________% of my estate.”
3. A residual bequest
a. “I give all the residue of my estate, including real and personal property, to the Niagara County SPCA, EIN #16-0743092, located in Niagara Falls, New York.”