Guardian Angel Pet Care Program
What happens to your pet if something happens to you?
PAWS alumni are always welcomed back with open arms. And for pets not adopted through PAWS, there’s the Guardian Angel Pet Care Program. By planning a minimum gift, you can take comfort knowing your pet will receive best-in-class care and find a new home through PAWS Chicago.
You’ll also ensure food, shelter, medicine, vet care, and families for countless homeless and at-risk pets long after your lifetime.
Enroll your pet today and protect their happiness forever.
Guardian Angel Recognition
By becoming a Guardian Angel, you’re making a difference for countless homeless pets.
Gifts of any amount make a big impact, and we proudly honor each Guardian Angel with:
• Recognition on the walls of our Adoption Center
• Recognition in the PAWS Chicago Annual Report
• Invitations to exclusive PAWS Chicago events
• Invitation to the annual Guardian Angel luncheon
Plan Your Gift To Pets In Need
Your attorney or financial advisor can help you determine the best way to include homeless dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens in your will or trust. But here are a few options to get started:
Bequests: PAWS Chicago allows you to customize or allocate monetary gifts in any way you like to support your unique passions. (See below for sample attorney language)
Assets: Real estate, IRAs, insurance policies, personal property, gift annuities, stocks, and trusts can all be planned gifts
Endowments: There are many opportunities to name programs for individuals or families who wish to leave a portion of their estate to PAWS Chicago
Sample Attorney Language
Below is specific language that you and your attorney can use. Bequest options include:
States a specific dollar amount, a percentage of your estate or specific property is left to PAWS Chicago. Sample language:
I give, devise and bequeath ____% of my estate (or specific assets) for the benefit of PAWS Chicago, 1997 N. Clybourn Ave., Chicago, IL 60614, FEIN 36-4219778, to be used for its general purposes.
Made when you intend to leave the residue portion of your assets (your residual estate) after other terms of the will have been satisfied. Sample language:
All the rest, residue and remainder of my estate, both real and personal, I give to PAWS Chicago, 1997 N. Clybourn Ave., Chicago, IL 60614, FEIN 36-4219778, for its general purposes.
Allows you to leave a portion of your estate to PAWS Chicago if your named beneficiary does not survive you. Sample language:
If [beneficiary name] does not survive me, I devise and bequeath my residuary estate to PAWS Chicago, 1997 N. Clybourn Ave., Chicago, IL 60614, FEIN 36-4219778, for its general purposes.
Allows you to designate how your gift to PAWS Chicago will be used, such as to name an endowment or to support a specific purpose (i.e., the Lurie Spay/Neuter Clinic or the Lincoln Park Adoption Center).
Sample language can vary greatly depending on the bequest. Please consult with your attorney.
Planned Giving FAQs
PAWS Chicago’s tax ID number is 36-4219778.
Attn: Guardian Angel
1997 N. Clybourn Ave. Chicago, IL 60614
All unrestricted gifts received through a will or trust are placed in the PAWS Chicago sustainability fund. This ensures our lifesaving programs are safeguarded for the future. It also helps continue our mission to save homeless and at-risk pets, provide affordable spay/neuter, and spread education and awareness throughout the community.
Let us know! We can’t wait to properly recognize your generosity and invite you to exclusive PAWS Chicago events.
Once your planned gift is finalized, please send a copy of the portion of your will or trust that pertains to PAWS Chicago for our records. This can be sent to the attention of Betsy Moore at 1997 N Clybourn Ave, Chicago IL, 60614 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you so much for choosing to help homeless pets forever.