PAWS SERVICES DURING COVID-19: OUR OLD CITY ADOPTION CENTER IS OPEN! CATS ONLY, APPOINTMENTS RECOMMENDED. BOTH CLINICS OFFER VISITS FOR SICK PETS, VACCINATIONS, AND SPAY/NEUTER BY APPOINTMENT (CURBSIDE SERVICE); NO WALK-IN SERVICES. WE CONTINUE TO RESCUE ANIMALS! FOSTER PLACEMENTS AND DOG ADOPTION BY APPOINTMENT AT OUR GRAYS FERRY SHELTER.
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PAWS’ Legacy Society

Making a gift to PAWS through your will is a simple and flexible way to save Philadelphia’s homeless pets for years to come.

Through our Legacy Society, we celebrate and honor visionary donors who want to help PAWS secure a future where every savable pet in Philadelphia is guaranteed a home.

Becoming a member only requires informing us of your intentions. If you have already included PAWS in a bequest or other planned gift, we hope you will let us know. We respect those who wish to remain anonymous, but we urge you to share your plans with us a confidentially, as it enables us to plan for the future.

To welcome you as a member of our Legacy Society, we gratefully offer a variety of benefits:

  • The knowledge that your gift will provide crucial funding where we need it most.
  • Bi-annual insider updates from the executive director, including our annual Impact Report.
  • Invitations to special events and tours, including free or specially priced tickets.
  • Your personal PAWS contact, accessible by phone or email.
  • Invitation to the annual Legacy Society members-only Lunch and Learn.

How to Leave a Gift

To make a bequest to PAWS, you may use the following language.

I give, devise and bequeath to the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society, a non-profit corporation in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania with its principal offices at 100 N. 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106, (the sum of $____) (all or ____% of my residual estate) to be used for its general purposes.

PAWS’ Federal Tax ID is: 26-3862631.

There are several ways to make a gift through your will or trust:

  • Specific Bequest: Name PAWS the beneficiary of a 401(k), IRA, marketable securities, or cash.
  • Residuary Bequest: Designate PAWS to receive all or a portion of the remainder of your estate once all specific bequests (to family and friends) have been satisfied.
  • Contingent Bequest: Designate PAWS to receive assets in case your primary beneficiaries (family and friends) predecease you.

Donations to PAWS, a 501(c)3 organization, are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. Your estate planner, financial advisor, or accounting professional can advise you on the tax benefits, financial considerations, and savings associated with making a planned gift to PAWS.

Have you already included us in your estate plan?

Please click here to let us know!

If you have any questions, please contact Lauren Hanak, Major Gifts Officer, at 267-320-6429 or lauren.hanak@phillypaws.org.

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