Gifts in your Will to The Cat Protection Society

By leaving a gift in your Will you can help The Cat Protection Society of Victoria make a significant difference to the lives of thousands of stray and abandoned cats and kittens. While regular donations help to sustain our day-to-day work, major gifts like bequests provide the financial security we need to plan for the long-term care of the cats and kittens that seek refuge at our Society.

Your bequest becomes a lasting legacy- a gift with the incredible power to transform lives well beyond your own lifetime.

If you would like to leave a gift to The Cat Protection Society of Victoria in your Will, your options can include:

Residuary Bequest:

Enables you to leave the balance of your estate, once your family and friends have been provided for, to The Cat Protection Society of Victoria. A Residuary Bequest means that you don’t have to amend the gift in your Will if your financial situation changes.

Specified Amount:

You may wish to specify the dollar amount or percentage amount that you would like to bequeath to The Cat Protection Society of Victoria.

A Perpetuity:

You may wish to select a specific amount or percentage of your estate that is provided to The Cat Protection Society of Victoria as a permanent annuity, an annual amount, for a period of years up to a certain total. In this way, The Cat Protection Society of Victoria can rely on your support with regular gifts into the future.

Your legal advisor can assist in helping you make the right choice.

Choosing the right words:

It is important that you use the correct wording in your Will. Our business details are below and should be included in any official documentation:

The Cat Protection Society of Victoria
PO Box 257, Greensborough Vic 3088
ABN 35 390 087 628 ACN 004 513 679
Phone 03 8457 6500

Your legal advisor may find the following bequest clause helpful:

“I devise and bequeath to The Cat Protection Society of Victoria free of all taxes and other deductions (the residue of my estate / or other type of bequest) to be used for the general purpose of The Cat Protection Society of Victoria, and the receipt of the Secretary or other proper officer of the said fund shall be sufficient discharge to my Trustee”

The Cat Protection Society of Victoria provides this information as a guideline only and we strongly recommend that you seek professional guidance from a legal or financial advisor.

We would be delighted to hear if you have included a bequest in your Will and you can inform us by:

  • Sending an email advising us of your intentions to make a bequest to ceo@catprotection.com.au
  • Providing a copy of the relevant extract of your Will
  • Asking your Solicitor to send us an email (ceo@catprotection.com.au) confirming your wishes