Leave a Legacy

By including Charleston Animal Society in your estate planning, you are leaving a legacy of saving lives. Thanks to your generosity, we will be able to continue our status as a No Kill Community

You Have Options.

The most common way to leave a planned gift to charity is to set aside a certain dollar amount or percentage of your estate in the name of the charity as your beneficiary. The bequests we receive at Charleston Animal Society are crucial to our life-saving operation!

Did you know that you can also name Charleston Animal Society as the beneficiary on your life insurance policy, or as a secondary beneficiary on your policy? This is a creative way to leave a legacy without donating any money up front.
Be sure to consult your tax professional or attorney before making any planned giving decisions.

Leave a Legacy. Call Jennifer at (843) 329-1541.

Surviving Pet Care

Consider enrolling in the Surviving Pet Care program at Charleston Animal Society and have confidence that your pet(s) will be in good hands when you are gone.

Your enrollment ensures that your beloved pet(s) will be brought to Charleston Animal Society for rehoming, and will receive the high standards of care you have come to expect from our staff. For more information on this peace of mind, Contact Jennifer Hayes at jhayes@charlestonanimalsociety.org.

There are also ways that you can see your gift in action during your lifetime! Some options include the transfer of retirement assets (for those aged 70.5 or older), a charitable remainder trust or gift annuity, or a charitable lead trust.
Click Here to See a List of Giving Options.

Leave a Legacy. Call Jennifer at (843) 329-1541.


“I was born with a love for animals. Progress in animal rights is slow and although I’ve seen progress, it is certainly far from perfection and will take future generations to continue this battle. That is why I decided that the only way I can continue to make a difference is by estate planning. By stipulating a certain amount of money in your will or life insurance policy, you, too, can guarantee that this tireless work continues to be funded.”

Faith BlackburnNamed Charleston Animal Society as the beneficiary of her life insurance policy.

Edith loved cats her entire life. After growing up in New York City, she moved to Cleveland and her parents moved to Florida. Edith’s brother lived in Charleston so as their parents aged, Edith moved to Charleston to help with their care. At the time, her brother had two cats, and Edith loved them so much she went and rescued three cats of her own (Misty, Lily Ponds, and Charlie – her most special)! She had them for the rest of their lives, with her last one passing just a month before Edith passed away.

Edith K. PetersPlanned for care of her pets

Leave a Legacy. Call Jennifer at (843) 329-1541.

Our Donor Policy

Charleston Animal Society does not share or sell a donor’s personal information or financial information with anyone else, nor send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations. Information will only be shared if the donor has given specific permission to do so. This policy applies to all information received by Charleston Animal Society, both online and offline, on any Platform (“Platform” includes the Charleston Animal Society website and mobile applications), as well as any electronic, written, or oral communications. To the extent any donations are processed through a third-party service provider, our donors’ information will only be used for purposes necessary to process the donation.

We follow the Association of Fundraising Professionals Code of Ethical Standards.
CLICK HERE to read these standards.