Leave a Legacy

Leave a Legacy

The Antigua & Barbuda Humane Society provides temporary homes for dogs and cats in our animal shelter and permanent homes for our nation's donkeys at Antigua's Donkey Sanctuary. We ensure that all our animals receive medical care, are fed and watered daily, and have a safe loving haven that they can call "home". Our Take Me Home pet adoption program is very active and all animals are spayed or neutered before going to their new homes.

To maintain the animals and also manage the operation is a costly endeavour. We do it because we genuinely love animals and want to keep as many of them as we can protected, healthy and safe. 

To help our endeavour, some of our members and special friends have graciously left gifts for the animals in their wills. If animals have a special place in your heart, a gift in your Will can let your love live on forever.  

BENEFITS OF LEAVING A LEGACY

Gifts in the form of legacies are so important to us. They help to transform the lives of the animals that call the Humane Society home. Your gift would provide medication, treatment, and veterinary care for the animals and would also help in maintaining the facilities so that the animals can thrive in a safe environment. By leaving a gift in your Will, you are helping to give hundreds of our four legged friends a future filled with happiness.

TYPES OF LEGACIES

If you would like to remember the Antigua & Barbuda Humane Society in your Will, there are three main types of gifts you can provide. Below, we have outlined suggested wording for your Will, however, we encourage you to speak with your attorney about the appropriate wording for your Will.

Specific Legacy or Specific Bequest

This is the gift of a specified item; for example, property, a painting or a piece of jewelry.

The suggested form of wording for a Specific Legacy is:

 "I give and bequeath absolutely to the Antigua & Barbuda Humane Society, a charity registered as a non-profit corporation under the Companies Act of Antigua & Barbuda, (indicate item that you are bequeathing) and I declare that the receipt of the Executive Director or other proper officer for the time being of the Antigua & Barbuda Humane Society shall be sufficient discharge to my Trustees."

Gift of a fixed sum of money in your Will

Suggested form of wording:

"I give and bequeath absolutely to the Antigua & Barbuda Humane Society, a charity registered as a non-profit corporation under the Companies Act of Antigua & Barbuda, the sum of $______________ and I declare that the receipt of the Executive Director or other proper officer for the time being of the Antigua & Barbuda Humane Society shall be sufficient discharge to my Trustees."

Residuary Legacy or Residuary Bequest

This legacy refers to a gift of the estate remaining when funeral expenses and claims against the estate and specific, general, or demonstrative legacies and bequests have been satisfied.  

Suggested form of wording:

All the rest and residue of my real and personal Estate whatsoever and wheresoever situate I give devise and bequeath absolutely to the Antigua & Barbuda Humane Society , a charity registered as a non-profit corporation under the Companies Act of Antigua & Barbuda, and I declare that the receipt of the Executive Director or other proper officer for the time being of the Antigua & Barbuda Humane Society shall be sufficient discharge to my Trustees."


CONTACT US

To speak to someone in confidence about leaving a legacy for our animals, please do not hesitate to reach out to us via:

Email: abhumane@candw.ag 

Regular mail: Karen M. Corbin, Executive Director, Antigua & Barbuda Humane Society Inc., P. O. Box 2052, St. John’s, Antigua

Telephone:  268-461-4957 and speak with Karen Corbin, President/Executive Director