Do you have a will or trust and is it current? Best intentions are not enough.
- Make sure your spouse, family and beloved companion animals are well taken care of.
- Ensure that your financial and philanthropic goals are met.
- Maximize the effect of your charitable giving.
- Help rescue and protect companion animals facing imminent shelter euthanasia.
Even if you already have a will or trust to provide for your loved ones, it may be outdated. If your will or trust is not up to date, or if you do not have one at all, the government can make the decisions regarding your remaining estate after you pass on.
With the cost of living increasing every year, marriages, deaths and births in your family, and more people than ever needing medical care, it is extremely important that you decide what happens to your estate after you pass on.
A will or trust is a legal document. It is, first and foremost, about you and the people you care about. Your will or trust is about your family members, friends and loved ones, and the charitable organizations you support like Living Free.
Perhaps you have grandchildren that you would like to help with college expenses, or children that you want to help with a down payment for a house or medical expenses. Be specific and mention your beneficiaries and bequests by name.
If you have a collection of art objects, jewelry or other valuable and prized possessions that you would like to leave to someone, make sure you include them in your will or trust so they will not be sold or included in a blanket bequest of your remaining estate.
Make sure you have made provisions to ensure permanent care of your companion animals. This includes naming guardians for your loved ones and the finances to care for them.
As you have generously remembered us in your lifetime, you can also remember us in your final legacy and include a charitable gift to Living Free.
Your past support has been critical to our success in saving Cats and Dogs facing imminent shelter euthanasia and placing them in qualified homes. You can continue your lifesaving support through:
Your cash gift (made payable to Living Free) will help us expand our vital mission of shelter rescue.
When you transfer stock or other securities to Living Free, the gift is tax deductible at fair market value. If you have the security for more than a year before donating it to us, you will not be liable for capital gains tax on any appreciation.
Creating or updating your will or trust offers a great opportunity to include a bequest to Living Free and is a simple way to help save Cats, Kittens, Dogs and Puppies facing shelter euthanasia in the future just as your kind gifts have helped save companion animalsÕ lives in the past. Your bequest can be a specific sum, a percentage of your estate, or items such as real estate, securities and personal property such as art or jewelry.
I give to Living Free the sum of $_____(or provide a description of property or stock that is to be donated) to be used as its Board of Directors may determine.You will realize significant tax savings through your charitable bequests and giving. Please contact James Ybarrondo, Esq. at 951-925-6666 for more information. Please note that the information in this publication is not intended as legal advice. For legal advice, please consult your attorney.
Living Free is a no-kill, non-profit animal sanctuary that saves and finds qualified homes for orphaned Cats and Dogs facing imminent shelter euthanasia.
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Living Free Animal Sanctuary
Post Office Box 5
Mountain Center, CA 92561
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