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Bequests

Your Will is a statement of how you want your possessions, property and funds to be distributed when you die. It is a time to remember your loved ones and to assist those charities that are close to your heart.
Animals play an important part in our lives, providing companionship and support. However, unfortunately there are many who are neglected and abused.
 
SPCA Auckland has been providing hands-on help to those animals for over 127 years, responding to their cries for help and prosecuting those who inflict cruelty upon them.
 
In preparing your Will, you should seek the assistance of a Trustee (such as the Public Trust or NZ Guardian Trust) or your family solicitor to ensure that your wishes are clearly and correctly recorded.
There are a variety of ways you can help the animals through you Will including:
  • Residuary
  • Pecuniary
  • Specific Bequest

You can learn more about these by reading our Circle Brochure.

Standard bequest clause

To ensure the wording in your Will accurately describes your intentions; the following clause should be included:

"I give (a specified share of the residue / or the sum of / or a specified bequest) to THE SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS AUCKLAND INCOPORATED (SPCA Auckland) for its general purposes and I declare that the receipt of the appointed officer of the Society shall be full and sufficient discharge for the said legacy."

Updating Your Will

You don't need a new Will to add a bequest the SPCA Auckland. You can simply add a clause known as a “Codicil” to include the SPCA Auckland. A Codicil, once witnessed, signed, and returned to your solicitor, is a formal addition to the principal Will and allows for simple adjustments to be made if required.

 

The Circle

If you choose to make a bequest to the SPCA Auckland in your Will, it really helps if you let us know. You can download a confidential pledge form here.

By pledging to include the SPCA Auckland in your Will you become one of our most valued supporters and are automatically qualify to be part of the Circle. The Circle offers the opportunity for us to thank you for your generosity plus benefits, including:

  • Pet Legacy Plan
  • Senior Foster Programme
  • Animal Assistance Programme
  • Recognition of your gift on the Living Memorial
  • The opportunity to learn more about the SPCA Auckland plans and attend a range of special event devised especially for our Circle friends.

You can learn more about these by reading our Circle Brochure.

Who will care for my pet after I have gone?

It is a good idea to make arrangements with family or friends to care for your pet companions after your death, but sometimes this is not a practical alternative. We recommend that you insure your animals through the SPCA Pet Protection Plan or when making your Will, insert a following clause to ensure your pets are cared for:

“If I have any pets are my death and have not made alternative provision for their care and welfare, I give those pets the SOCIETY FOR PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS INCORPORATED (SPCA AUCKLAND). Without imposing any trust I ask the SPCA Auckland to take any action the SPCA Auckland in its absolute discretion considers necessary for the welfare of my pets, including:

  • Finding a suitable new home or
  • Placing my pets in a specially selected foster home or
  • Including my elderly pets in the senior foster programme.

For the sake of your loved ones, please make your Will.  For the sake of the animals, please remember the SPCA Auckland.

Enquiries

We welcome your enquires. Please contact Bob Kerridge, Executive Director, The SPCA Auckland Incorporated, Auckland Animal Village, PO Box 43-221, Mangere, Manukau 2153, New Zealand. Tel: 09 256 7300, Fax: 09 256 7314, or email Bob here.