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 Senior Manager of Development and Communications, Rachel Cronmiller. All inquiries and information will be kept strictly confidential and will not imply any obligation to make a gift.

Want an Estate Planning Tool?

If you have not retained the services of a professional to help you creating a legally-binding document, there are tools available online. One such tool that you may find helpful is Giving Docs. (Second Chance is not affiliated with Giving Docs, nor are we compensated for recommending their services, and it may not be a good fit for your needs.) You can explore the services they offer by clicking here.

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.