PREPARING YOUR LEGACY

REMEMBERING ANIMALS IN YOUR WILL or TRUST 

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It is incredibly important to include the animals and 600 Million Stray Dogs Need You in your will or trust, because this allows you to save the lives of animals for generations to come, as part of your legacy.

Our dedicated members are more than happy to work with you and your lawyer, to help you create your personal legacy -- to protect helpless animals, and prevent them from suffering.

 

As you read the information below to help you prepare your legacy and estate plan, please also consult a lawyer to ensure that this meets the requirements of the state that you live in, and to ensure that your legacy wishes are carried out. 

 

If you have questions, need help, or want to learn more about how your gift will be put to work helping animals, please contact the founder of 600 Million Stray Dogs Need You, Alex Pacheco, by phone at (954) 464-9331 or by email at Alex@600MillionDogs.org.

 

Please note that the information on this page is for educational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice.

 

To designate 600 Million Stray Dogs Need You as a beneficiary of your estate, retirement plan or other holdings, please use the following information:

 

Our full legal name is: 600 Million Stray Dogs Need You
(We are also known as 600 Million Dogs and 600MillionDogs.org)  

Our official address is: P.O. Box 1065, Pompano Beach, Florida, 33061, USA

Our IRS Tax IdentifIcation Number is: 33-0601340

We are an IRS registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization

 

 

Three ways to help animals and 600, with sample text below:

   1) If you already have a will, and simply want to make a change.

   2) Donating a percentage of your estate, or leaving a specific amount of money.

   3) Donating real estate, stocks, bonds, shares, jewelry, vehicles or similar items.

      

1) If you already have a will, and simply want to update it or make a change.

You do not have to re-do your entire will. Instead you can use a short codicil -- a supplement that makes one or more changes to the will you already have.

                                                                        

Date:_______

 

I, [MY NAME] give [ALL, OR ___ PERCENT] of my total estate to

600 Million Stray Dogs Need You, I.D. # 33-0601340.

OR

I, [MY NAME] give the sum of $_____ to 600 Million Stray Dogs Need You, I.D. # 33-0601340.

 

If [MY PRIMARY BENEFICIARY] or any of my heirs do not survive me, then their respective shares and inheritance shall also go to 600 Million Stray Dogs Need You.

In all other respects I ratify and confirm all of the provisions of my last Will and Testament dated on [MONTH, DAY, YEAR].

 

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I sign, publish and declare this instrument to be a Codicil to my last Will and Testament in the presence of the persons witnessing said Codicil at my request on this date: [MONTH, DAY, YEAR].

[MY SIGNATURE], residing at [MY STREET, CITY, STATE, ZIP].

Witness #1 Name printed:_______________  Signature:____________ Address:__________________________________________ Date:____________

Witness #2 Name printed:_______________   Signature:____________ Address:__________________________________________  Date:____________

                                                    

(Codicil: Please note, you will need to sign the Codicil in the presence of witnesses. The witnesses also sign, date and print their name and address. We suggest that you keep the original with your valuable papers, and send copies to your lawyer and 600. Different states have different requirements and it is best to consult a lawyer.)

 

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2)  Donating a percentage of your estate, or leaving a specific amount of money: 

 

To 600 Million Stray Dogs Need You, I.D. # 33-0601340, I give all [or ___ percent] of my total estate.

If any of my heirs do not survive me, then their respective shares and inheritance shall also go to 600 Million Stray Dogs Need You.

OR

To 600 Million Stray Dogs Need You, I.D. # 33-0601340, I give the sum of $______ .

If any of my heirs do not survive me, then their respective shares and inheritance shall also go to 600 Million Stray Dogs Need You.

3) Donating stocks, bonds, shares, real estate, jewelry, vehicles or similar items:

 

To 600 Million Stray Dogs Need You, I.D. # 33-0601340, I give: all shares of stock, bonds and mutual funds, and the following real estate: [DESCRIBE the PROPERTIES or the ADDRESS of the PROPERTIES], and the following items: [DESCRIBE the JEWELRY, COINS, ARTWORK, ANTIQUES or VEHICLES].

If any of my heirs do not survive me, then their respective shares and inheritance shall also go to 600 Million Stray Dogs Need You.

The information above is for educational purposes only and should not be considered as accounting, legal or other professional advice. As you prepare your legacy and estate plan, please also consult a lawyer to ensure that the requirements of your state are met, and to ensure that your legacy wishes are carried out.