Information for Solicitors and Executors

Every gift that RSPCA WA receives is important, no matter how big or small. Gifts in Wills are vital to the life-saving animal welfare work undertaken on a daily basis. RSPCA WA relies on community support for more than 90% of its annual funding. We couldn’t continue our important work without the generosity and people leaving a Gift in their Will. 

We know that solicitors regularly have conversations with clients about the causes they really care about during their estate planning, so we want to ensure you have the correct information to help your clients as they work through their estate planning.

Our Correct Legal Name 

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Western Australia (Incorporated) 

ABN: 77 620 418 137
Address: 108 Malaga Drive, MALAGA WA 6090
DGR Status: Deductible Gift Recipient Item 1 (section 30-15 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997).

Suggested wording for Wills

To ensure your client's wishes and intentions are accurately carried out, we have provided some suggested clauses for the drafting of Wills. Click here to view.

For an unconditional gift of a sum of money, asset or residue 

I give to The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Western Australia (Incorporated) (RSPCA WA): 

a) (the sum of $.... ) or
b) (describe asset) or
c) (the residue of my estate) or (…% of the residue of my estate) 

and I declare that the receipt of the treasurer or other proper officer of RSPCA WA shall be a sufficient discharge to my executors or trustees. 

Does your client have Pets?

A Home Forever is RSPCA WA’s Pet Bequest Program which is available to all pet owners who leave a gift to RSPCA WA in their Will. It gives pet owners of any age peace of mind knowing that their pets will be well cared for should they pass away before their pet. Click here for more information.

For a Gift coupled with Pet Bequest Program 

I give to The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Western Australia (Incorporated) (RSPCA WA):

a) [(the sum of $.....) or (describe asset) or (the residue of my estate) or (…% of the residue of my estate)]; and
b) my surviving pet or pets (if any) owned by me and it is my wish that RSPCA WA will care for my pet or pets under its pet bequest program or other relevant program or policy; 

and I declare that the receipt of the treasurer or other proper officer of the said society shall be a sufficient discharge to my executors or trustees. The gift will not fail if I do not own any pets at the time of my death. 

For Executors of an Estate

If you are an Executor of an estate where a Bequest has been left to RSPCA WA, please contact our Planned Giving Manager (see below) to discuss arrangements for distributing gifts.

For any further information

Should you want any further information or to discuss your client’s specific wishes, please contact: 

Planned Giving Manager
Phone: 08 9209 9365
Email: plannedgiving@rspcawa.asn.au