Make an Impact

Leave a Legacy

Who’s going to care for your pets when you’re gone? Creating an estate plan is a proactive approach to ensure your pets are cared for and finances are in order after you pass. Once you create your estate plan, leave copies with the person you’ve chosen to be the executor of your estate, as well as with the pets’ designated caregiver. (The executor and caregiver may or may not be the same person). Make sure the caregiver also has copies of veterinary records and information about behavior and dietary preferences.

How Can You Plan Ahead to Make a Difference?

Through the Leave a Legacy Program at the Humane Society of Greater Dayton, you can impact the lives of hundreds of animals in need. Ways to give include:

  • Wills and Bequests.
  • Pet Bequests.
  • Life Insurance.
  • Gift Annuities.
  • Charitable Remainder Trust.
  • Charitable Remainder Universal Trust.
  • Retirement Funds.
  • Outright Gifts.

To learn more about the Humane Society of Greater Dayton’s Leave a Legacy program, email us now at or call (937) 262-5923.

Why Support the Humane Society of Greater Dayton?

When you support the Humane Society of Greater Dayton, you are supporting a no-kill animal welfare agency that has been supporting animals since 1902. We are the only shelter in the Miami Valley that is helping all types of animals, too. From cats and dogs to rabbits, horses, birds, farm animals, exotics, and more, we ensure all animals are valued and free from suffering.