Suggested language for wills

This language creates an unrestricted gift, which is especially valued since it is difficult today to anticipate the future needs of A.D.O.P.T.  If you have a particular use in mind for your gift, we welcome the opportunity to work with you and your attorney on specific language to assure your gift will be used as you intend.  If you would like to remember A.D.O.P.T. in your will, you can do so by using the following language:

I hereby give, devise and bequeath unto A.D.O.P.T. (Animals Deserving Of Proper Treatment), 420 Industrial Drive, Naperville, IL 60563, a non profit corporation, (the sum of $______) or (____% of my estate) or (the following stock and bonds______) or (specific items of property) or (the rest, residue and remainder of my estate).  This gift may be used to further the mission objectives of A.D.O.P.T. as the Board of Directors of A.D.O.P.T. may direct.


The full legal name of A.D.O.P.T. is:

Animals Deserving of Proper Treatment

420 Industrial Drive

Naperville, IL 60563

Our federal tax ID number is 36-3683984.

As with any important financial decision, you should contact your accountant or attorney for complete information and tax implications.


Estate Planning for your Companion Animals (PDF)