Bequest from Your Will

Including P.A.W.S. in your will or trust is a meaningful way to help us continue to serve animals in need. Many of our programs and services have benefited from individuals who had the foresight to include P.A.W.S. in their estate plans.

Ways You Can Give Through a Will or Trust:

  • Leave a specific dollar amount or asset to P.A.W.S.

  • Designate a percentage of your estate to be given through your will or living trust.

  • Give only the remainder, or residue, of your estate, or that which remains after bequests to loved ones have been made.

The following is an example of suggested language to include in your will/trust:

"I give and bequeath to P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center,

a not-for-profit corporation, with principal offices presently

located at 123 John Street, Camden, Maine 04843, the sum of,

or _______% of my estate, to be used for the accomplishment

of its general purpose (or for a specific purpose as indicated)".

You may designate your bequest in two ways:

  • For the general purposes of P.A.W.S. (an unrestricted bequest)

  • To be used to support a particular program (a restricted bequest)

The material presented in this website is intended as general educational information on the topics discussed herein and should not be interpreted as legal, financial or tax advice. Please seek the specific advice of your tax advisor, attorney, and/or financial planner to discuss the application of these topics to your individual situation.