Giving after you’re gone

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Remembering us in your Will is an incredible way to celebrate your life as an animal lover and allows you to continue giving to the dogs and cats in our care beyond your lifetime

Making a Will

Making a Will is the best way to ensure that your wishes are carried out in the event of your death. Many people think that without a Will, their estate will automatically pass to their loved ones, but this is not always the case.  It also takes away the burden of sorting out your estate from your loved ones.

Having an up to date Will is the most important thing you can do to make sure that when you pass away your loved ones will be looked after in the way that you want. It is also an opportunity to make sure that your chosen charity (or charities) and the cause you hold dear is not forgotten.

People who leave gifts in their Wills to HAART do so for a variety of reasons; some remember us because of the dogs or cats that they have rehomed from us which have given them so much joy, companionship and love. Others have been overjoyed that we have found their lost pet and wanted to show their gratitude.

Regardless of how they have come to know about HAART, they all share one thing; a love of defenceless animals and a desire to help the ones that need it the most.

There are a number of different ways you can remember HAART in your Will, depending on your circumstances. It doesn’t have to be a large amount, because every cent makes a difference.

Even if you feel your estate is a simple one, it is advisable to seek professional legal advice when making your Will. They can advise on wording to ensure that your wishes are carried out exactly as you want them to be.


LEAVE A SHARE OF YOUR ASSETS

Many people leave us a percentage of what is left of your ‘estate’ (assets) after they ensure that their family and loved ones have been taken care of.
This type of gift (known as a residuary bequest) is easy to add to an existing Will without interfering with any specific sums you have left to family or friends. It also has the advantage that it will not be eroded in value by inflation over the year.

LEAVE A FIXED SUM OF MONEY

You may wish to leave us a stated sum of money. This kind of gift is known as a pecuniary bequest.

LEAVE A SPECIFIC ITEM OF VALUE

You may wish to leave us a particular item (known as a specific bequest), which can be sold to support our work. It could be property or an item of value such as an antique or a piece of jewellery.


Correct wording for bequeaths in wills
residual bequest
I give devise and bequeath the whole of my estate to my trustee to call in and convert into cash to pay there out all my just debts, taxes and other outgoings resulting from my death and thereafter hold the remainder for the following: [the whole, a certain part, percentage or other division] to The Homeless and Abused Animal Rescue Team Association Inc. of PO Box 3187, East Perth, in the state of Western Australia, ABN 61 836 601 234 for its general purposes and I declare that the receipt of the treasurer, secretary or other proper officer of the said organisation shall be sufficient discharge for my Trustee.
Pecuniary Bequest
I give to The Homeless and Abused Animal Rescue Team Association Inc. of PO Box 3187, East Perth, in the state of Western Australia, ABN 61 836 601 234  the sum of [amount in words]($ numerical amount) for its general purposes, and I declare that the receipt of the Treasurer, Secretary of the said organisation shall be sufficient discharge for my Trustee.

Further information

If you would like any further information about leaving a bequest to HAART in your will, please contact Dave Forster, either by email – dave@haart.org.au or phone – 0488 803283.