Planned Giving

Including Humane Animal Partners in your estate plans will save lives long after you’re gone. Your commitment will help animals who have been abandoned, abused, and neglected in our community. Including us in your legacy giving will help us support the thousands of dogs and cats that come through our doors each year.

Learn more about the types of planned gifts and read sample bequest language. Please consult a tax or estate attorney when making a planned gift. For a suggested attorney, please contact us at


Humane Animal Partners’ Friends for Life Society is our way of recognizing those whose acknowledged planned gifts help ensure the healthy financial future of our organization and the animals served by our mission. Not only will you have the satisfaction of caring for homeless animals, but, by becoming a member of the Friends for Life Society, Humane Animal Partners will help care for your animals (should you become unable to care for them) through our Perpetual Pet Care program. For more information, contact Kate Callihan, Director of Philanthropy, at


Leave a bequest through your will or living trust: The most common planned gift is a bequest through your will or living trust. You can arrange for the gift to be a specific amount or a percentage of your estate.

Make gifts from a retirement account or life Insurance policy: Naming Humane Animal Partners as the beneficiary of your retirement plan or life insurance policy is a smart and simple way to support our organization.

Establish a Charitable Gift Annuity with Humane Animal Partners: A Charitable Gift Annuity funded with cash or appreciated securities is a planned gift that can provide a guaranteed lifetime income stream for you as well as giving you significant tax benefits now and in the future.

Caring for your pets after you are gone

What happens to your pets after you’re gone? Such uncertainty can weigh heavily on your mind. Preplanning for the care of our pets can help eliminate unnecessary stress for our families at a highly emotional time and allow you to relax knowing your pets will be cared for and loved. Please contact Kate Callihan, Director of Philanthropy, at to discuss the various ways that Humane Animal Partners can assist you in providing for your companion animals. Together we can determine what would be in the best interests of your canine/feline family members.

“Donors who include HAP in their estate plans are among our most generous benefactors. Every year our organization receives a variety of estate gifts that have sustained our annual budget and have helped build an endowment for the future.”

-Patrick Carroll, CEO

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