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Sample Wording for a Will

These are sample clauses only. The donor’s lawyer or estate planner should review any wording. To have the bequest designated to a specific Ontario SPCA Branch the donor must include the name of that branch in their chosen charitable bequest language. As long as the name of the branch is included in the instructions the gift will be used to help animals in need in that specific community.

Specific, unrestricted:
I give, devise and bequeath to the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, ABC Branch the sum of $_______________ to be used for any purpose(s) approved by the Board of Directors of the Ontario SPCA.

Specific, restricted with escape clause:
I give, devise and bequeath to the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, ABC Branch the sum of $____________ to be used for the following purpose(s) ________________________________________. If the Ontario SPCA is unable to apply all or part of these funds for the specific purpose(s) stated herein, the balance of this bequest not so extended may be used for any purpose approved by the Board of Directors of the Ontario SPCA.

General % unrestricted:
I give, devise and bequeath to the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, ABC Branch ____% of the residue of my estate to be used for any purpose(s) approved by the Board of Directors of the Ontario SPCA.

General %, restricted with escape clause:
I give, devise and bequeath to the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, ____% of my estate to be used for the following purpose(s) ___________________________. If the Ontario SPCA is unable to apply all or part of these funds for the specific purpose(s) stated herein, the balance of this bequest not so extended may be used for any purpose(s) approved by the Board of Directors of the Ontario SPCA.

Residual contingent trust:
Upon the death of the survivor of my (wife, husband, etc.) ________________________ and my (son, daughter, etc.) _________________________, I direct my trustee to transfer and deliver the balance of the residue of my Estate, including any undistributed income to the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animas, ABC Branch to be used for any purpose(s) approved by the Board of Directors of the Ontario SPCA.



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