ESTATE PLANNING

A bequest to Vintage Paws Sanctuary through your will or trust helps ensure that we can continue to carry out our mission of helping homeless senior dogs receive the care they need.

By remembering Vintage Paws Sanctuary in your estate planning, you can leave a legacy that will benefit future generations of animals and help provide for our future work. The federal government encourages these gifts or bequests, by allowing an unlimited estate tax charitable deduction.

There are various methods for making such a bequest: 

Specific Bequest

A specific bequest allows you to leave a specified gift in the form of a cash distribution. To make such a bequest use the following language: “I give, devise and bequeath to Vintage Paws Sanctuary, 7950 State Road 72, Sarasota FL 34241, the sum of (insert amount) to be used for its general purposes.” 

Residuary Bequest

A residuary bequest allows you to leave a “remainder” of a percentage of your estate to Vintage Paws Sanctuary. To make a residuary use the following language: “I give, devise and bequeath to Vintage Paws Sanctuary, 7950 State Road 72, Sarasota FL 34241, all (insert percentage amount) of the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate, to be used for its general purposes.” 

Contingency Bequest

A contingency bequest allows you to make a gift contingent on certain circumstances. To make a contingency bequest use the following language: “If any of the above-named beneficiaries should predecease me, I hereby bequeath his or her share to Vintage Paws Sanctuary, 7950 State Road 72, Sarasota FL 34241, to be used for its general purposes.”

If you already have a will, you can use the suggested wording to write a codicil (an addendum) that names Vintage Paws Sanctuary a beneficiary of your estate.