Ways you can leave animals a better world

After remembering those closest to you, you can help the animals you love so much through including a gift in your Will to RSPCA South Australia. No matter the size of your gift, it will help to leave animals a better world.

There are several different types of gifts you can leave to a charity in your Will. We’ve explained a little more about the most common gifts below. Percentage and residuary gifts are especially effective at sharing your estate amongst people and causes you care about, and maximising the impact of your legacy to RSPCA South Australia.

The main types of gifts our supporters leave

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Residual gift

There are a variety of ways in which to leave a gift to RSPCA South Australia in your Will, but we recommend a residual bequest. This is a gift of part or all of what is left in your estate once your loved ones have been taken care of and taxes and debts have been paid.

Suggested Clause for leaving a Residual Gift

I GIVE a […insert quantum of share, for example one half share…] of my residuary estate UPON TRUST for the ROYAL SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS (SOUTH AUSTRALIA) INCORPORATED ABN 60 740 135 753 for its general purposes absolutely. I DECLARE a general charitable intention.

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Percentage share

This is the most flexible form of gift, and allows you to allocate a share or proportion of your estate to each beneficiary. At the time of making your Will, you do not need to know how much your estate will be worth, just what size share you would like to leave to each beneficiary.

Suggested Clause for leaving a Percentage Share

I GIVE a […insert quantum of share, for example one half share…] of my estate UPON TRUST for the ROYAL SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS (SOUTH AUSTRALIA) INCORPORATED ABN 60 740 135 753 for its general purposes absolutely. I DECLARE a general charitable intention.

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Pecuniary Gift

An alternative gift to a residual gift or percentage share is that of a specific nominated sum of money. It is also important to consider the future value of any intended pecuniary gift. For example, twenty years ago $10,000 would have seemed like a very significant gift, however consider what it is worth today.

Suggested Clause for leaving a Pecuniary Gift

I GIVE free of all duties and charges the sum of […write in words and numbers…] to the ROYAL SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS (SOUTH AUSTRALIA) INCORPORATED ABN 60 740 135 753 for its general purposes absolutely. I DECLARE a general charitable intention

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Specific Asset

You may wish to leave a specific nominated asset like real estate, shares, bonds or other particular items of value. With these types of gifts it is important to remember to update your Will should you dispose of any of these items. 

For specific gifts we recommend you discuss the precise Will wording needed for your situation with your legal practitioner.