Leave a Legacy of Your Love of Animals

Thank you for considering a gift that will sustain Second Chance’s life-saving mission and help generations of animals.

Second Chance Pet Adoptions has been able to rescue over 15,000 dogs and cats since 1987, and we will continue our efforts for years to come thanks supporters like you who provide funding for Second Chance by making a legacy gift. The most impactful way to build your legacy is by creating a planned gift for Second Chance.

What is a Planned Gift?

A planned gift, sometimes called a legacy gift, is commonly thought of as a donation that you make through a will or trust. While those are examples of a planned gift, there are other easy, common ways that you can give a planned gift to Second Chance animals, including ways to give a planned gift that you can see the impact of firsthand. Three common types of planned gifts to consider are:

  • gifts to Second Chance Pet Adoptions through your will/trust
  • naming Second Chance Pet Adoptions as a beneficiary of your retirement plan or your Individual Retirement Account (IRA)
  • naming Second Chance Pet Adoptions as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy or your bank account

These are ways that our legacy supporters have donated to Second Chance. Whichever type you choose, a planned gift is a powerful statement of your support for our mission to rescue stray and abandoned dogs and cats and for our work that prevents animals from being born into homelessness. By making a planned gift, you can be assured that you played a major role in saving and changing the lives of animals who needed a second chance to find love.

How to Give a Planned Gift

While we can provide you with sample language here, we encourage you to have a personal conversation with us so you can discuss your options with your attorney, accountant, and/or financial advisor.

“I give to Second Chance Pet Adoptions, Inc. (federal ID #56-1671883, 6003 Chapel Hill Rd., Ste. 133, Raleigh, NC, 27607) the sum of $___ [OR ___ % of the residue of my estate/trust] to be used for its general purposes.”

Regardless of which type of legacy you decide to build and leave to Second Chance, you will need to have some basic information about Second Chance to include with the gift, as well as to provide to your attorney, accountant, and/or financial advisor:

Second Chance Pet Adoptions, Inc.
6003 Chapel Hill Rd., Ste. 133
Raleigh, NC  27607
EIN/Tax ID #56-1671883

Please Contact Us Today!

For more information about making a planned gift, or to let us know if you have already included Second Chance Pet Adoptions in your planned gifts, please contact our Director of Development and Communications, Mia Xavier. All inquiries and information will be kept strictly confidential and will not imply any obligation to make a gift.

Want an Estate Planning Tool?

To help you get started on your plans and legacy, you can use FreeWill, an online tool that guides you through the process of creating a legally valid will or trust. It’s easy to use, accessible online, and can be completed in 20 minutes. You can use this resource on its own or use it to document your wishes before finalizing your plans with an attorney.

Have You Already Included Our Animals In Your Will?

Have you already included a gift for the animals at Second Chance Pet Adoptions in your will or trust? Please fill out this form to let us know! We would love to thank you for your generosity.

What About Other Assets?

Do you have an IRA, 401(k), life-insurance policy, or any other assets not included in your will? If so, these are called non-probate assets and you must plan your beneficiaries for them separately. Use this online tool to make your plans and designate Second Chance as a beneficiary of one or more of these assets.

More About Planned Giving While Living

Would you like to see, firsthand, the impact of your planned gift? Do you prefer to see your legacy in action? Click HERE to see your options!

None of the above should be construed as legal advice. Please contact your attorney, accountant, and/or financial adviser to help you decide what is best for your personal situation.