Bequeath

Bequeath

What legacy will you leave?

Many people care deeply about the welfare of lost and abandoned companion animals.  Little Paws Kitten Rescue (L.P.K.R.) offers a second chance at happiness for thousands of unwanted cats and kittens.  Our work is crucial for both people and animals alike, and as a not-for-profit organisation that receives NO Government funding, we rely on the support of caring individuals to provide essential financial support now and in the future.  One way you can help is to leave a bequest for the Little Paws in your will.

When making a bequest to Little Paws, it is important to use the correct legal terminology. If in any doubt we highly suggest you seek legal advice.

Type of Bequest

The main bequest types are:

· Proportion
The most adaptable form of a bequest is a proportion or percentage of your estate. By using this kind of bequest you need not worry about the effects of inflation or changes in the size of your estate.

· Specific Sum
A specific bequest of money is a simple one but it can be reduced in value over the years by inflation and it remains fixed despite any increase or change in the value of your estate.

· Property
A specific bequest of property is one that nominates property, works of art, stocks and shares or insurance policies.

· Residue
When you have made provision for your family you may wish to leave the residue to L.P.K.R.

 

Suggested Clause Wording

Suggestions for suitable clauses are:

“I give devise and bequeath the residue of my estate of whatsoever kind and wheresoever situated to Little Paws Kitten Rescue Assoc., the registered mail address of which is PO Box 13, Waterford, Qld , 4133, and I direct that the Secretary for the time being of the said Little Paws Kitten Rescue Assoc, shall be a sufficient discharge to my Executor/s.”

OR:

“I give and bequeath unto the Little Paws Kitten Rescue Assoc, the registered mail address of which is PO Box 13, Waterford, Qld , 4133, the sum of ……… dollars and I direct that the receipt of the Secretary for the time being of the said Little Paws Kitten Rescue Assoc, shall be a sufficient discharge to my Executor/s.”

In relation to your cats, a clause along the lines of:

“I give and bequeath the sum of ……. dollars Little Paws Kitten Rescue Assoc., the registered mail address of which is PO Box 13, Waterford, Qld , 4133, for them to place any of my cats still living at the time of my death in a suitable home, for the term of their natural lives, providing they pass a health and temperament test.”

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