Ensure that your legacy contributes to the future well-being of animals in our community.

One of the most effective way you can help homeless pets in your community is to make a bequest in your will. There are many options including a specific bequest of money or assets, designating a percentage of the total value of the estate, specifying a residual bequest, or leaving Blue Ridge Humane Society appreciated securities including stocks or mutual funds.

The following is suggested language for your legal adviser to integrate into your will or living trust depending on the type of bequest you choose:

Specific Bequest

I give, devise and bequeath to Blue Ridge Humane Society Inc (TIN ID: 56-6048726) located at 88 Centipede Lane, Hendersonville, NC 28792, the sum of $________ for its _________ program, or for general purposes as determined by its Board of Directors.

Residuary Bequest

All (or ____ %) of the rest, residue and remainder of my property, both real and personal wheresoever situated, I give, devise and bequeath to the Blue Ridge Humane Society Inc (TIN ID: 56-6048726) located at 88 Centipede Lane, Hendersonville, NC 28792, for its ___________ program, or for general purposes as determined by its Board of Directors.

Gift of Personal Property

I give, devise and bequeath to Blue Ridge Humane Society Inc (TIN ID: 56-6048726) located at 88 Centipede Lane, Hendersonville, NC 28792,  ___________ (description of personal property) for its __________ program, or for general purposes as determined by its Board of Directors.

Contingent Bequest

In the event that ____________ (name or names of heirs) shall not survive me, I give, devise and bequeath those beneficiaries’ shares to Blue Ridge Humane Society Inc (TIN ID: 56-6048726) located at 88 Centipede Lane, Hendersonville, NC 28792, for its ___________ program, or for general purposes as determined by its Board of Directors.

Consult with your legal adviser, attorney, or your estate planner to decide the gift that is right for you. Then call 828-692-2639  to set up a time to talk to us about your many options.

Blue Ridge Humane Society is a nonprofit 501 c3 animal welfare organization and limited admission shelter whose mission is to reduce the overpopulation of companion animals and to improve their quality of life through adoption, collaboration, and community education.
Federal Tax ID: 56-6048726