Charitable Bequests


Your first step, once you decide to leave a gift, is to contact your attorney to help draw up your will. Little Woman Home for Animals requests a minimum of $20,000.

There are three main types of bequests: percentage, residual and specific.

The Percentage Bequest

A Percentage Bequest is a certain percentage of your estate or of another asset. (For example, you might provide that, upon your death, your house will be sold and each of your three children will receive one-third of the net proceeds.)

A Percentage Bequest to Little Woman Home for Animals designates that a specific percentage, anywhere from 1-100% of your estate, is left to Little Woman Home for Animals. The greatest advantage of this structure is that, as your estate increases in value over time, your gift will keep pace and your support for Little Woman Home for Animals will grow.

The Residual Bequest

A Residual Bequest is a portion of the remainder or residue of your estate after specific and other bequests have been distributed. (For example, you might provide that everything that remains after all previous bequests have been satisfied should be given to the American Heart Association.)

By naming Little Woman Home for Animals as the beneficiary of this residue, you simplify the probate process and ensure that the government allocates the remainder of your estate as you see fit.

The Specific Bequest

A Specific Bequest is for a specific item or dollar amount. (For example, you might provide that your baseball autographed by Babe Ruth be given to your nephew, Billy, at your death.)

Legal Information

Our legal name is Little Woman Home for Animals, 66 Evelyn Lane, Huntsville, Texas 77340. We are a non-profit charitable organization with a 501(c)(3) status under the Internal Revenue Code. Our I.D. number is 35-2159518


Language for Your Will

Below are examples of standard language used to include a charitable bequest in your will.

Percentage Bequest

I give, bequeath, and devise (state percentage amount) to Little Woman Home for Animals, a qualified 501(c)(3) charitable institution, located in Huntsville, Texas, to be used to provide lifetime care for special needs dogs and cats that, while still able to lead a quality life, are unable to find a home due to age, chronic treatable disorder, handicap or similar reason.

Residual Bequest

I give, bequeath, and devise (all, or state percentage or shares) of the rest, residue, and remainder of property, both real and personal, wherever situated, which I may own or be entitled to at my death, to Little Woman Home for Animals, a qualified 501(c)(3) charitable institution, located in Huntsville, Texas, to be used to provide lifetime care for special needs dogs and cats that, while still able to lead a quality life, are unable to find a home due to age, chronic treatable disorder, handicap or similar reason.

Specific Bequest

I give, bequeath, and devise (state amount or item) to Little Woman Home for Animals, a qualified 501(c)(3) charitable institution, located in Huntsville, Texas, to be used to provide lifetime care for special needs dogs and cats that, while still able to lead a quality life, are unable to find a home due to age, chronic treatable disorder, handicap or similar reason.

Feel free to contact us if you have further questions on charitable bequests to Little Woman Home for Animals.