Estate Gifts

Help Preserve Our Future – Please Consider a Bequest
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What is a Bequest?

A bequest can be to a person, or it can be a charitable bequest to a nonprofit organization, trust or foundation. Anyone can make a bequest — in any amount — to an individual or charity. Bequests can be simple — “I give $1,000 to my grandson” — or complex, with conditions about how the gifts can be used.

Whoever you are, whatever your situation, you can make a big difference and help create a better world for Portage County animals into the future. Without the generosity of people like you, we could not offer the support we do for the lost, hurt, stray or surrendered domesticated animals we work with on a daily basis.

Yes! You need a plan.

Inevitably you will face major changes in life. It helps to have a plan ready to face the decision making process ahead of time. You can create a secure future for you and your loved ones by reviewing your estate plan every few years or whenever you have major life changes. Do any of the following apply to you?

  • Purchase or sale of large assets, such as a home
  • Marriage or Divorce
  • Tax changes that impact you, such as the CARES ACT
  • Received an inheritance or a windfall
  • Retirement
  • Open, sell, wind down or close a business
  • Recently moved
  • Changes to the family
  • You wish to designate a Power of Attorney
  • Add or remove beneficiaries

By strategically selecting which assets to go to loved ones and which go to the animals at the HSPC, you can make a plan to give the most to both.

Why the Humane Society of Portage County?

We believe in securing forever homes. HSPC currently has a 97.5% LIVE animal release rate. That means out of every 100 animals at our facility; we find homes for over 97 of them. Please help us maintain this goal for the future of our Portage County animals. Our mission is to prevent cruelty, abuse, neglect and overpopulation of companion animals while seeking adoption of these animals into compatible homes, and teaching awareness and respect for all life, thus helping to build a better community.

Where does my money get used?

For many animals uncared for; your donation means their second chance at life. The health of our animals is vital. Your kindness provides spays, neuters, chipping, emergency surgeries, medicines, enrichment and other necessities utilized to keep our animals in good health. Your bequest ensures our buildings are safe, secure and updated for our animals’ needs. We can work with you, your attorney, or financial planner should you have a special request or idea.

Important Details to Note

HSPC is a registered 501c3 non-profit organization.
Our legal name is “Humane Society of Portage County”.
Our address is 3200 Iber Lane, Plover, WI 54467.
Our EIN number is 39-1189598.

Thank you for your interest on our animals’ behalf. Should you have any questions please contact:
Sherri Galle-Teske
Executive Director
Humane Society of Portage County