GIFTS IN WILLS
There are millions of pets in Australia and the majority of them spend their entire lives in kind and loving homes where they are treated as one of the family.
Some pets though are not as lucky.
DoggieRescue provides a lifeline for hundred of dogs, cats, and pocket pets every year.
Animals that have mostly been dumped at the pound when their owners can no longer be bothered to look after them.
It is for these unfortunate animals that DoggieRescue exists, to give them a second chance at life with happy, caring homes.
In providing this service, DoggieRescue receives minimal government funding, relying almost entirely on donations from the generous public.
It costs well over $1m per year to run DoggieRescue
Gifts in Wills are very important to our current income, and the brochure below gives more information on how you can leave a lasting legacy so DoggieRescue can continue to create a lasting impact in the lives of these animals.
Click on the brochure below for more information.
What happens to your pets, if something happens to you?
Having a solid plan in place, for what happens to your pets when you are no longer around, is a sensible and responsible way to thank your pets for the years of unconditional love and friendship they have given you.
This is why we created the DoggieRescue Forever Homed service.
DoggieRescue Forever Homed is a service available to those who have chosen to leave a Gift in their Will to DoggieRescue.
Enrolling in this service guarantees that DoggieRescue will care for your pets when you are no longer able to.
Once you enrol in the DoggieRescue Forever Homed service, you will be asked to give us comprehensive information about your pets' individual requirements and personality characteristics. We keep this information on file to guarantee that, when the time comes, we have everything we need to take care of your pet(s) and find them a suitable, loving new home.
Click on the brochure below for more information and then fill out the Expression of Interest Questionaire below.
DoggieRescue Forever Homed Expression of Interest
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Does DR take Surrenders?
Unfortunately, no. Our shelter is always at capacity, and when space is available, we source our new rescues from various pounds and other shelters across NSW and Australia. If you have a dog, cat, or pocket pet that you need to surrender, for any reason, we recommend that you contact shelters such as the RSPCA and Animal Welfare League.
Does DR take surrenders of dogs or cats adopted from DR?
Yes. DoggieRescue stands by their animals for life. We take our DoggieRescue animals back at any stage and for any reason. We do not charge a surrender fee, but there is no refund on the previous adoption fee.
Can I ask DR to find a loving home for my pet(s) after my death?
Yes. DoggieRescue has a program called “Forever Homed”, which is open to anyone who has left a gift in their will to DoggieRescue. We guarantee that for anyone enrolled in this program, and who has pre-registered their pets with us, we will take them into our shelter and find the best possible new home for them. The pet does not need to be previously adopted from DR. Enrolment in the program provides you with an enrolment pack which helps enable a smooth transition for your pet(s) to Doggie Rescue in the event of your death.
What type of animal is covered by the Forever Homed service?
The Forever Homed service is available to ensure loving new forever homes for your dog(s), cat(s) or pocket pets, whether or not they were originally adopted from DoggieRescue.
How do I enrol in the Forever Homed Program?
Simply complete the expression of interest form on our website and wait for someone from DoggieRescue to contact you.
How do I leave a Gift in Will?
We strongly advise that you speak to your lawyer if you wish to modify your will in any way. However, leaving a gift in your will to DoggieRescue can be as simple as including a section in it similar to the following:
"I give and bequeath to DoggieRescue.com ABN 49 098 918 471 for its general purpose:
a) the residue of my estate,
b) .....% of my estate,
c) the sum of $..........,
free of all death and estate duties.
I direct that the receipt of the Treasurer, or a proper officer of that organization, authorised to act on his/her behalf, shall be sufficient discharge to my Executors.
The above wording may need to be adapted for your particular circumstances. For example you may wish to leave a percentage of your residual assets to DoggieRescue, or perhaps a particular valuable asset, such as shares, an antique, or real estate.
You should seek legal advice before using it.