The SPCA receives only a small amount of government funding to help us in our animal welfare work. Instead, we rely almost entirely on the generosity of animal lovers to support animals through the precious gift they leave in their will.
Bequests are one of our largest sources of funding and our on-going lifeblood providing income for many years ahead.
Leaving a gift to the animals is a fitting way to celebrate the love and companionship you have enjoyed during your own lifetime. Your gift can help ensure that the SPCA will always be here to help New Zealand's animals through our essential work.
There are a variety of ways to leave a gift in your will to SPCA depending on what suits you best:
Understandably some people have a strong affinity and association with their local SPCA centre and you may wish that your gift is directed to a specific community. In this circumstance we recommend the following wording:
I give (a specified share of the residue/or the sum of/or a specified bequest) to The Royal New Zealand Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Incorporated (RNZSPCA) for its general purposes, for use in the (name the area of New Zealand you want your gift directed to e.g. Wellington) area and I declare that the receipt of the appointed officer of the Society shall be full and sufficient discharge for the said legacy.
I further declare that at the date of my death or the date of distribution of my estate, any charity named in my will does not exist or has amalgamated with another charity or has changed its name, such legacy or residuary gift shall not fail but my trustees shall pay it to the charitable organisation which they consider most nearly fulfills the objects I intended to benefit.
We understand that pets are part of your family, and just as with your loved ones, provisions should be made for them should you pass away before they do.
Our Home Ever After programme is a free service that gives you peace of mind and helps safeguard your pet’s future. After your death, Wellington SPCA will be there for your cherished cats and dogs. We will collect your faithful companion, and then do everything we can to find your pet a loving forever home.
Everyone is different, and so are their circumstances, so it's important that the gift you leave is right for you. If you would like to know more about our Legacy or Home Every After programmes, please contact Amber Proudfoot, Legacy Giving on 04 389 8044 ex 873 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wellington SPCA wishes to acknowledge the support of RSPCA NSW for the use of the Home Ever After Programme. Our Legacy Programme has been made possible through the generosity of the Margaret Doucas Estate.