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Your Legacy, Their Future

Leaving a bequest in your Will provides you the opportunity to make a meaningful tribute to represent your love of animals.


Your gift will have a lasting impact and will go towards building a better future for animals in our community. Throughout our history, the Windsor/Essex County Humane Society has been the recipient of many bequests from generous donors. Bequests have been instrumental in revitalizing our shelter from interior improvements to purchasing necessary medical equipment. These gifts help WECHS to shelter, treat and ensure a safe future for animals in our community.


To learn more about our Leave A Legacy program, click here to watch a video explaining everything you need to know!


To designate a life insurance policy, you can simply name the Windsor/Essex County Humane Society as a Direct Beneficiary of a new or existing policy.


We strongly recommend consulting with your financial advisor if you are considering a bequest to the WECHS.

Naming the Windsor/Essex County Humane Society in Your Will

Our legal name is: Windsor/Essex County Humane Society


Our charitable registration number is: 11890 2055 RR0001


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, 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 for its charitable purposes at its discretion.”


Leave a lasting gift for the future of Windsor/Essex animals and the future of our community.


It’s up to you to decide how your bequest will be used, however a general gift allows us to direct the monies received to the areas of greatest need.

Resource for Professional Advisors

We value our close partnerships with our professional advisors including financial advisors, lawyers, trust officers and funeral directors. We are grateful for the impact of your work.


Here are a few resources that will help meet the needs of your clients who want to support the Windsor/Essex County Humane Society.


Legal Name: Windsor/Essex County Humane Society

Charitable Registration Number: 11890 2055 RR0001

Our mailing address is:

1375 Provincial Road
Windsor, ON N8W 5V8

PHONE: (519) 966-5751 ext 147

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 done this, be sure that the person who will be taking care of your funeral arrangements and estate are aware that your pet will be coming to the Humane Society, and that we have their information on file already.

Intention to Leave WECHS in Your Will

Knowing of your intentions to leave a gift in your Will helps us to plan for our long-term sustainability in education, shelter maintenance, services and capacity far into the future and to ensure that your gift is used as you wish. But most of all, we’d like to thank you in advance for your thoughtfulness. Any information that you share with us will remain strictly confidential.


Please contact: Scott Brush, Director of Development (519) 966-5751 x 123 (development@windsorhumane.org)