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Compassion Has No Boundaries

Planning an estate is one of the most important decisions any of us will ever make. The Humane Society of Louisiana is particularly grateful to our friends and supporters, who name our organization as a beneficiary in their will. In this way, they ensure their compassion for animals continues to make a profound difference, even after they are sadly no longer with us.

How to Make a Bequest to The Humane Society of Louisiana

There are a number of ways to make a bequest:

  • A nominated monetary gift

  • Residential and other property

  • Shares

  • Art works and antiques

  • An insurance policy
Donors may make a bequest in support of the general purposes of the organization or indicate their support of a specific program. A bequest needs to be carefully drawn to comply with legal requirements. It is advisable to seek assistance from your lawyer.

In the event of you wishing to make a nominated monetary gift in your will, it is advisable that a paragraph such as the following appears:

I give to The Humane Society of Louisiana, PO Box 740321, New Orleans, LA 70174, Federal ID #58-1795272, the sum of $_____________ (insert the amount of the gift) or _____________% of my residuary estate ________________ and/or the following property ______________ (insert nature of gift, such as address of real estate, property or specific item(s) ) to be used for the purposes of HSL in such a manner as its Directors may determine (or insert specific program(s) or purpose(s).)

I direct that a receipt in writing of the authorized officer of HSL shall be deemed proof of payment.

Please Keep In Touch

If you are considering supporting HSL with a bequest, we encourage you to contact us. We would like the opportunity to thank you and invite you to visit our Dixieland Animal Care and Evacuation Center and keep you informed of our various programs. Should you wish your bequest to remain anonymous, we will of course respect this, and acknowledge your contribution privately.

If you would like to discuss planned giving options with us in more detail, please contact Linda Dell at