Bequests

Bequests – Leave a gift in your Will

Maneki Neko Cat Rescue relies on donations from the community to continue our vital work. Your gift will make a significant difference to the lives of cats and kittens in Victoria.

There are a number of different ways you can remember Maneki Neko Cat Rescue in your Will, and your solicitor will be able to recommend which option suits you best. The main types of gifts that you can make in your Will are:

  1. a) the entirety of your estate,
  2. b) a percentage of your estate,
  3. c) a specific donation of a specified monetary amount,
  4. d) a specific donation of a specified asset (property, shares bonds or other articles of value), or
  5. e) a combination.

Suggested Clause to Leave a Gift to Maneki Neko Cat Rescue

“I give devise and bequest to Maneki Neko Cat Rescue Inc (ABN 55 784 389 320) for the general purposes of Maneki Neko Cat Rescue:

(a)    The whole of my Estate of whatsoever kind and wheresoever situate after the payment of all my just debts, funeral and testamentary expenses and all duties, taxes and charges payable on my Estate at my death and I DIRECT that the receipt of the Chief Administrative Officer Secretary Treasurer or other proper officer of Maneki Neko Cat Rescue shall be a sufficient discharge to my Trustees without my Trustees being required to see the application of thereof.

or

(b)     [INSERT] % of my Estate after the payment of all my just debts, funeral and testamentary expenses and all duties, taxes and charges payable on my Estate at my death and I DIRECT that the receipt of the Chief Administrative Officer Secretary Treasurer or other proper officer of Maneki Neko Cat Rescue shall be a sufficient discharge to my Trustees without my Trustees being required to see the application of thereof.

and/or

(c)    the sum of $[INSERT] after the payment of all my just debts, funeral and testamentary expenses and all duties, taxes and charges payable on my Estate at my death
and I DIRECT that the receipt of the Chief Administrative Officer Secretary Treasurer or other proper officer of Maneki Neko Cat Rescue shall be a sufficient discharge to my Trustees without my Trustees being required to see the application of thereof.

and/or

(d)    the [description of item/s] and I DIRECT that the receipt of the Chief Administrative Officer Secretary Treasurer or other proper officer of Maneki Neko Cat Rescue shall be a sufficient discharge to my Trustees without my Trustees being required to see the application of thereof.

Maneki Neko Cat Rescue is endorsed by the Australian Taxation Office as an income exempt charity entity and a deductible gift recipient.


Inform us of your gift

If you intend to leave a bequest gift to Maneki Neko Cat Rescue, or if you have already included us, it would be helpful for us if you let us know. We would like to be able to thank you personally and invite you to attend our events. Please e-mail the details to our Founder Samantha R McKernan at samantha@neko.org.au.