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Loving animals is who you are. You can be there for them, always, with a loving gift in your will to The BC SPCA. Your caring legacy will create a kinder future for the animals as we work towards creating a world that is free from animal cruelty.

How to get started

Thinking about writing a will can be overwhelming – but it is the kind and thoughtful thing to do for your loved ones, both two and four legged.

You can start by emailing foreverguardians@spca.bc.ca and requesting an information package. We’ll then send you a helpful guide with everything you need to know about leaving a gift to The BC SPCA.  

What it means to become a caring Forever Guardian

When you become a Forever Guardian, you’ll join a special group of animal lovers who are there for whatever the animals may need in the future. We don’t always know how animals will need us in the future, but we do know that we need to be ready. Your loving gift will be there for the animals, providing support for the lifesaving work we do every day as well as building a foundation for a brighter future. 

What kind of gift can you leave?

We receive many calls from animal lovers asking if we will accept certain gifts. Thank you for your generosity and for thinking of the animals at the BC SPCA! We accept the following type of gifts: 

  • Bequests (Specific, Residual, Contingent)
  • Gifts from a Trust
  • Publicly Listed Securities  (PDF) (shares, bonds or units of a mutual fund trust)
  • Registered Retirement Savings Plans (RRSPs)
  • Registered Retirement Income Funds (RRIFs)
  • Life Insurance Policies (LIPs – direct beneficiary or donation of policy)
  • Tax Free Savings Accounts (TFSAs)
  • Real Estate
  • Charitable Remainder Trusts

Wording for your will to leave a bequest:

“ I give to The British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, 1245 East 7th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C., V5T 1R1, charitable registration number 11881 9036 RR0001 [‘the sum of $____’ OR ‘____ percent of the residue of my Estate’] for the “Greatest Need Fund.” 

Help us honour your wishes!

If you have decided to join us as a Forever Guardian, we would like to express our gratitude! We also want to ensure that we respect your recognition wishes when we receive your loving gift in your will. Some caring animal lovers are happy for us to publicly thank them and inspire others to make a difference, others would prefer to be anonymous in their kindness. It helps us honour your wishes if we know ahead of time: 

  • Why you are making the gift
  • The way you wish to be acknowledged, or do you wish to remain anonymous?


We are here to help you. Please feel free to call or email us with any questions you may have as we always enjoy speaking with fellow animal lovers!

Clayton Norbury
Development Officer, Stewardship

Get started on your legacy of love

Please fill out your contact information below and Clayton, or another member of our helpful team, will get back to you with more information on becoming a Forever Guardian with a loving gift in your will. 

Thank you!

Thank you so much for caring for animals and for sharing your love with them through a kind legacy gift! 

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Would you like to read about the legacies of caring Forever Guardians? Please visit: Forever Guardians