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Legacy Circle

By including Animal Humane Society in your estate plans, you are creating your legacy – a legacy that will help find homes for animals in need, educate the community about responsible pet ownership, and investigate animal cruelty.

Planned gifts come in all sizes and are typically made through your will or by naming AHS as a beneficiary. By joining our Legacy Circle, you will ensure Animal Humane Society is always here for the animals who need us. That’s quite a legacy.

If you've included us in your estate plans, please let us know by filling out the Legacy Circle membership form.

Loved for Life

As a benefit of joining the Legacy Circle, members can enroll their pets in the Loved for Life program. Click here to read more


Squeaker's Loved for Life story

When Squeaker's owner could no longer care for him, he knew he could count on AHS to find him a new home. Click here to read their story.

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Roll Over!
Would you like to make a gift that benefits you and the Animal Humane Society during this year-end giving season? You can! There is a special opportunity for donors who are 70½ and older, and it can offer you important tax benefits for the 2013 tax year. What is this unique gift? More

You're Invited to Our Upcoming Webinar
You're invited to a webinar!
Tax-Advantaged Giving: Cut Your Tax Bill While Helping Animals
Wednesday, November 20th, 7 pm or Thursday, November 21, noon
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Rescued Cat Repays Her Owner
A few years ago, a stray cat arrived at our Woodbury location. She had been abused and was in terrible shape. Her face was wounded and she had an open gash in her leg. A medical examination revealed a broken tooth with an exposed nerve; a crushed nasal duct; and infections in her sinuses, chest, eyes, and ears. More

Q&A: Take a Closer Look at Your Financial Plans
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Find a Gift That Works for You
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Should Estate Planning Be Called Life Planning?
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The Dangers of DIY Wills
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