Planned Giving

Throughout your life you showed your love of animals, and after you’re gone, that compassion will live on in all the lives you have touched.  But you can continue to save lives long after you’ve passed on by leaving a legacy to the Windsor/Essex County Humane Society. Please consider making a donation in your Will, or designating the Humane Society as the beneficiary of your life insurance policy or pension.

A legacy gift assures a future for the lost, abandoned, injured and mistreated animals in Windsor/Essex. It’s a lasting gift for the future of our community.

Your Will

It is important to have a Will to ensure your assets go to the people and causes you support. We strongly recommend you consult a lawyer if you are planning on leaving a gift for the Windsor/Essex County Humane Society in your Estate Plans.

In your Will, you could bequeath a specific sum of money, a percentage of your estate, stocks, bonds or property (in the form of a house, jewelry, etc).

Naming the Windsor/Essex County Humane Society in Your Will

It’s up to you how your bequest will be used, however a general gift allows the Windsor/Essex County Humane Society to direct your gift to the area of greatest need.

To make a bequest to the Humane Society in your will, you simply need to designate it to the “Windsor/Essex County Humane Society”.

Our registered charity number is 11890 2055 RR0001

Sample Clause for Your Will

You can ask a lawyer to add the following wording to your Will.

I give to the Windsor/Essex County Humane Society, 1375 Provincial Road, Windsor Ontario, N8W 5V8 the sum of $_______________, or ______________% of the residue of my estate or my property at __________ in the City of ______________________. The disposition of my bequest is to be used by the Windsor/Essex County Humane Society at its discretion.”

Making a Gift of Life Insurance

A gift of life insurance is a convenient and affordable way to make a substantial future donation to the Windsor/Essex County Humane Society.

The following option are available:

  • Transfer an Existing Policy
  • Transfer a New Policy
  • Name the Windsor/Essex County Humane Society as a Direct Beneficiary

We strongly recommend you consult a financial planner if you are considering a donation of life insurance to the Windsor/Essex County Humane Society.

How to Care for Your Pets in Your Will – Pet Stewardship

Many of us assume we will outlive our pets, but what if something happens to you first? Do you have a plan that will ensure your pet is taken care of? Fill out our Pet Information Form, and send it to us as a way of ensuring we are aware of your wishes for your pet and any special needs they may have.

If you have further questions, please contact us at 519.966.5751, ext. 14.