Include The New Zealand Cat Foundation in your Will

Leaving a gift to TNZCF in your Will is your way of making a real difference to the lives of the cats entering our care each year. Leave a long-lasting legacy by helping TNZCF give animals a second chance.

Your bequest can be in honour of yourself, or a beloved pet to fund our rescue projects. And in the event of your passing, TNZCF will ensure that your legacy makes a lasting difference.

Our shelter cares for more than 150 cats each year - providing refuge to animals in need. Our sanctuary and TNR services receive no government funding, so we rely on generous people from the community to continue our critical work.

You may decide to leave your bequest as a specific amount, percentage or part of your estate or residue of your estate. For your convenience, we include the following recommendations on how you can word your bequest:

After payment of all my debts, funeral and testamentary expenses and all duties, taxes and charges payable on my Estate at my death, I give to The New Zealand Cat Foundation

(a) the sum of $<amount>;

(b) <percentage> of my estate;

(c) The residue of my estate;

for the general purposes of the The New Zealand Cat Foundation. I declare that the receipt of the treasurer or other proper officer of the The New Zealand Cat Foundation will be sufficient discharge for my Trustees.

Legal name of the Charity: The New Zealand Cat Foundation
Registration number: CC50076

Thank you for considering a bequest to TNZCF in your Will. We rely on the generous support of the community to deliver this vital work.

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Bequest Cat Program

What would happen to your cat if you could no longer care for it?

The NZCF Bequest Cat Program provides you with peace of mind and the best care for your cat.

How does it work?

Should you no longer be able to care for your cat, TNZCF becomes the legal guardian and assumes all responsibility for the care and well-being of your pet for the remainder of its life.

Your pet will be resettled in a carefully selected suitable permanent foster home with an approved carer, who will provide a loving environment and all the necessary care. We will continue to monitor the care of your pet through regular contact with the permanent carer.

Your pet legacy will cover all veterinary treatment for the remainder of your pet’s life.

How do I register?

Registration for the program involves completing a registration form and confirming a minimum bequest of $5,000 to $10,000 (depending on the age of the cat) per cat in your Will to TNZCF.

The registration form lists all the information TNZCF needs to find the right forever home for your pet.

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