How a Legacy in your Will can help us save greyhounds….

There are approximately 20,000 greyhounds bred in Australia every year with the majority of them not even reaching 4 years of age. There is an appalling mass wastage of these gorgeous dogs resulting from the overbreeding and exploitation by a racing and gambling industry. Friends of the Hound Inc. is focused and committed to rescuing greyhounds and rehoming them as loving pets and to changing public perception about the greyhound as “just a racing dog”. Friends of the Hound Inc. is dedicated to raising awareness about the plight of this breed and promoting them as wonderful family pets and excellent companions for all ages.

Friends of the Hound Inc. receives no public funding, relying entirely on donations and the fundraising efforts of a small group of volunteers.

Legacies are very important to Friends of the Hound’s current income, and this page will tell you how you can help by leaving a legacy in your Will for the dogs who will be lucky enough to find their way to Friends of the Hound Inc.

Why you should put your affairs in order…

It is not easy to think about making your Will, but it is the only way you can be absolutely sure that your Estate will pass to those who you wish to benefit, and that you can choose the person who will look after your affairs. By leaving clear and precise instructions about the disposal of your Estate, you will also save your loved ones from unnecessary distress at a time when they are least able to cope with it.

If you would like to leave a legacy to Friends of the Hound Inc. you can include the following paragraph when making or updating your Will:

“I leave $_________ to Friends of the Hound Inc., ABN 12 101 552 025, for its general purposes and I direct that the receipt of the Secretary, Treasurer, or other proper officer of that organisation is a sufficient receipt for my Trustee and that my Trustee is not obliged to see to the application of this bequest.”

The above wording may need to be adapted for your particular circumstances. For example you may wish to leave a percentage of your assets to Friends of the Hound Inc. rather than a lump sum, or perhaps a particular valuable asset, such as real estate, shares, or an antique.

You should seek legal advice before using it.

With your help Friends of the Hound Inc. is able to continue to give ex-racing greyhounds and those young dogs not suitable for a racing career a second chance in life – the chance to live as pampered pets – free from the kennelled existence and rigours of racing; and continue with the program of increased education and widespread public awareness about these beautiful dogs.

Thank you for your support.

For further information please send us a message.