animalkind
P. O. Box 902, 721 Warren Street, Hudson, New York 12534
 Open Thursdays-Mondays 12-4 PM, 518-822-8643

How Can I Help?

Planned Giving

"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated." - Mahatma Gandhi

Over five million pets are euthanized each year in the United States. Animalkind Inc. is working to change the way people treat these precious animals so that this senseless loss can one day end.

Establishing a planned gift is an important way to leave a legacy of your compassion for animals and to help build sustained resources at Animalkind Inc. Planned gifts ensure we can continue our vital work in animal rescue, humane education and feline care for years to come.

Planned giving opportunities can easily integrate a charitable gift into a donor's overall financial, tax and estate planning goals. Making a planned gift can maximize benefits to both the donor and Animalkind Inc.. Planned gifts typically come from a donor's assets rather than income, and these gifts can be either outright or deferred.

It is highly recommended that donors consult with their own tax or legal advisors prior to making a planned gift. If you are ready to create your own legacy for animals, please read more about the following options:

BEQUESTS:

Animalkind, Inc. is in need for vital support for programs through bequests, gifts, residual pension benefits and other testamentary gift arrangements.

Specify either a fixed amount or a percentage of your estate and include Animalkind Inc. as contingent beneficiary in your will and in your retirement and life insurance programs (in the event your intended heirs predecease you). There is no limit on federal estate tax deductions for charitable contributions.

Suggested Wording for Bequests:

When including Animalkind Inc. in legal documents, please use our legal title, Animalkind Inc. , 721 Warren Street, PO Box 902, Hudson, NY is an not for profit incorporated organization under the laws of the State of New York and is tax-exempt under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Animalkind Inc. tax exempt ID: 14-18-202-48

We suggest the following wording for bequests in wills or trusts:

"I give and bequeath to Animalkind Inc., of New York, Hudson, NY ___________ (insert dollar amount, percentage of estate, or description of securities or property, etc.) to be used for its general purposes."


The "Florence Turbee Society" is our honorary society named for her pioneer in the animal rescue movement in our area. This society recognizes and honors other visionary supporters who ensure the future of our organization by including Animalkind Inc. in their estate plans.

Please inform us when you have made us a part of your estate plans so we that we can add your name to the Society.

INSURANCE and REAL ESTATE GIFTS

Life Insurance Gifts

If you no longer need life insurance, consider donating the policy to Animalkind Inc.. This will give you a charitable tax deduction for the approximate cash surrender value of the policy and help you to further our mission to help animals.

You can also use a life insurance policy to create a legacy for Animalkind Inc. as beneficiary or contingent beneficiary. To change this, you would need to complete a change of beneficiary form with your life insurance company.

Real Estate Gifts

Real estate that you own may have appreciated so significantly in value that its sale would create a substantial tax burden. By making a gift of real estate to Animalkind Inc., you may be able to avoid capital gains taxes and receive a charitable tax deduction for the full fair market value of the property. It is also possible to make a gift of your primary residence or second home while retaining an exclusive life estate so that you can continue to use the home for the rest of your life while obtaining great tax and estate planning benefits. Animalkind Inc. reserves the right to evaluate each real estate gift before acceptance.

 

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Animalkind Inc.is a not-for-profit welfare, protection, rescue, rights organization dedicated to the  compassionate care and humane population control of abandoned, feral and stray cats in Hudson, New York (Columbia County) and the surrounding area.  We promote non-lethal  prevention of an unwanted litter or litters of kittens through trap, spay, neuter, release (return), (tnr, TNR).  An altered cat or kitten is released into a managed colony. Felines living in such colonies are assured kind daily care.  Adoption to  homes providing love and care for cats and kittens is encouraged.   We also provide low or no cost spaying and neutering assistance to low income pet owners and help increase public awareness and education through the media, special events, and publications to promote compassion, respect, and kindness towards all animals.  (d-26)


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