Leave a Lasting Legacy of Saving Dogs & Cats

Pets leave a lasting mark on our hearts.  Perhaps it's their remarkable ability to love unconditionally—to live life fully in the moment, and to give us comfort and companionship. Or, maybe it's just their tenacity at stealing our space in bed at night!

By simple planning now, you can invest in the future of our community’s dogs and cats and leave a lasting lifesaving legacy for generations to come. Your support will help us spay/neuter all of the dogs and cats in our community, so that one day there will be no more homeless dogs and cats, and no resulting euthanasia of healthy and treatable dogs and cats in our local shelters. 

Anyone can make a bequest, and no amount is too small.

There are several simple ways to accomplish a lasting legacy:

  • Bequest in Will
    Make a gift to UCAN in your Will.  You can leave a specific amount or the remainder (or a portion of the remainder) of your estate after other bequests are satisfied. Here is some suggested language: “I give to UCAN Nonprofit Spay & Neuter Clinic, an Ohio nonprofit corporation, (the sum of $____) (all or ___ percent of my residual estate) to be used for its general purposes.”
  • Charitable Trust
    If you have a charitable trust for tax purposes, you can name UCAN as a beneficiary under the trust.
  • Life Insurance
    Name UCAN as the beneficiary under an existing life insurance policy, purchase a new policy with UCAN as the owner and beneficiary or donate a policy no longer needed to UCAN. 
  • Retirement or Financial Account
    Name UCAN as the primary or contingent beneficiary under your retirement plan, your brokerage account and/or money market, savings, checking or other accounts that allow transfer on death (TOD) or payment on death (POD) designations.

It’s important that you select the gift that is right for you by discussing it with your professional financial or legal advisor. If we may answer any questions about UCAN or our programs, please contact Melanie Corwin, Executive Director, at 513-762-0144 or mcorwin@ucancincinnati.org.

If you make a planned gift to UCAN, please tell us about it by completing and mailing to us our Confidential Bequest Intention Form so we can thank you.

We at UCAN, and the dogs and cats you are saving, thank you so much for your support!