Legacy Giving

Legacy giving, also known as planned giving, can allow you to make an impact on future generations. By leaving a legacy of financial support, your name will live on throughout the years. We recommend speaking with your attorney for any planned giving options.

Planned gifts for Camden County Animal Shelter can be arranged several different ways:

Wills

Leave a legacy by providing a portion of your estate to the Camden County Animal Shelter in your Will or living trust, and you will make an impact on the lives of homeless animals in Camden County. Bequests can provide both estate tax and income tax benefits to a donor’s estate. The law permits several different types of bequests, and a donor can choose one that best fits the donor’s plan.

  • General Bequest leaves a charity a specified dollar amount
  • Special Bequest leaves a charity a specific piece of property
  • Residual Bequest leaves all or a portion of an estate or trust fund to the charity after expenses are paid
Annuities and Trusts

Charitable gift annuities provide a fixed sum of money that will be given. A trust allows the trustee to hold assets on behalf of a beneficiary or beneficiaries. Charitable gift annuities and charitable remainder trusts can provide major gifts to Camden County Animal Shelter, while at the same time returning income to you.

Life Insurance and Retirement Plans

Designate Camden County Animal Shelter as the beneficiary of your retirement plan account; neither you nor your estate will owe income taxes of this amount. Life insurance can be donated by transferring the policy to Camden County Animal Shelter to be the owner and beneficiary.

Camden County Animal Shelter (CCAS) is operated by the Animal Welfare Society of Camden County (AWSCC) [Fed Tax ID 20-0549531] a registered 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. Our animal welfare and community service programs are supported by contributions, grants and bequests for program continuation and operational expansion.

If you are interested in setting up Legacy Giving, please contact Executive Director, Vicki Rowland at vrowland@ccasnj.org or 856-401-1300 ext. 103.

Legacy Giving for your Pet through the Lifetime Pet Care Program:
Preparing for Your Pet’s Future Without You

In the event something unexpectedly happens to you, the pet parent, it is important to determine who would be the caregiver of your pets. We encourage you to prepare for the unexpected; thus we have compiled a few ways to make sure the health and safety of your pet continues.

  • During any type of home emergency, emergency-response personnel should be conscious of any pets in the household. Post some type of “in case of emergency” notice on doors or windows indicating how many/what type of pets need to tended to. Camden County residents are encouraged to create their safety profile with Smart911, smart911.com to have their information available to dispatchers and to receive emergency notifications.
  • Establish two responsible friends or relatives who agree to be designated caregiver for your pets if you are not able to. It would be important to discuss with a designated caregiver feeding and care instructions (e.g. certain food that should be given, scheduled naps or routinely snack time) and veterinarian information.
  • Animals that do not have designated care givers are typically brought to an animal shelter. Most animal shelters generally do not have the space or funds to care for the pet(s) forever. Camden County Animal Shelter offers Lifetime Pet Care Program for your pets.
  • Seek help from professionals who guide in preparing legal documents that can protect your interests and those of your pet(s). It is important to understand that formal documents, such as a will or trust, may take some time, so we strongly emphasize the importance of making specific arrangements as soon as possible.For more information on the Lifetime Pet Care Program please contact Executive Director, Vicki Rowland at vrowland@ccasnj.org or at (856) 401-1300 ext. 103.
Camden County Animal Shelter