Leave a Legacy of Love

You Can Make A Difference

A planned gift to Open Door Animal Sanctuary is a powerful statement of your support for our mission. A gift of any size will help protect the future of thousands of unwanted and homeless cats and dogs who count on Open Door for help. Every adult, no matter your age or your net worth, needs an estate plan.  An estate plan is comprised of one or more documents such as a will, trust and/or beneficiary designation form that control who will pay your final expenses and distribute your assets according to your wishes.

What will your legacy be?

Open Door is the voice of unwanted cats and dogs, and your legacy gift will provide us with the financial stability and flexibility to continue our work on their behalf. You can select from among many charitable gift giving strategies to achieve your philanthropic goals and create your legacy. By structuring future gifts with tax benefits and income opportunities in mind, you may be able to achieve some additional financial goals as well. Several options for giving are listed below to help you plan for your personal needs:

  • Bequests through your will
  • Life Insurance Gifts: Make ODAS the beneficiary of a life insurance policy
  • Retirement Plans: Donate interest in an IRA or other qualified savings plan

Consulting an attorney who specializes in estate planning is recommended and will help guide you through this process. If you would like to include Open Door in your planned giving or have any questions, do not hesitate to contact our Director of Development, Carrie Warren, at Carrie@odas.org or call (636) 671-3643.

For more information, contact Carrie Warren: (636) 671-3643 or carrie@odas.org

Join the Open Door Legacy Society.

The Open Door Animal Sanctuary Legacy Society honors individuals who have made legacy gift commitments. No gift is too small and when you inform us of your planned gift intentions, you become a member of our Legacy Society, which allows us to recognize you appropriately for your generosity and dedication to our cats and dogs. As a member of the Legacy Society, you will receive special mailings, invitations to events, recognition in our quarterly newsletter and annual report, and inclusion of your name on our website as a Legacy Society member.

Additionally, your plan to make a planned legacy gift to Open Door enrolls you in our Surviving Pet Care program.  This program gives you peace of mind knowing that if something happens to you, we will take in your pets, care for them, provide any medical care needed, and allow them to live out the rest of their lives in the loving care of our staff and volunteers while we work to find them new loving forever homes (if desired).

Open Door Animal Sanctuary does not receive any city, state or federal funding. It is the generosity of people and organizations that make our work possible. We recognize that each contribution represents a judgement of trust in our ability to help the animals, and we are deeply appreciative for every bit of support that we receive. Donations from individual persons provide a significant percentage of our annual funding and are essential to sustain our work. Open Door is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity. By giving to Open Door you have the opportunity to permanently change the future of our animals. Open Door has so many wonderful animals that need new homes. Even a small donation will make a BIG difference! A $50 gift can go towards spaying or neutering a pet. Donations – large and small – can help a young kitten that needs special medication or help a dog get the immediate care that it needs to get adopted.