We believe that all living animals possess an intrinsic value which is manifested in their creation, and that humans must become a responsible steward of their care. The Flagler Humane Society has been serving Flagler County in pursuit of this mission of over 30 years. A planned gift will help to ensure the long term financial health of FHS and secure our ability to continue this mission.

By recognizing the Flagler Humane Society in your will, trust, insurance policy, or by setting up an annuity, you can be certain the humane society will be assisting homeless animals another 30 years. Along with donating to a great cause, a planned gift can also be a great tax deduction.

To assist you with this important process, we recommend that you contact your attorney. Additional information can found below or be obtained by calling Jeffery Ritter, Development Manager, at 386-445-1814.

Leaving a bequest to the Flagler Humane Society ensures that we can continue to help give the gift of education long into the future.

There are many ways to leave a legacy of your love.

After you have made a planned gift naming FHS as a beneficiary, we hope you will let us know. By leaving a bequest you are leaving a legacy of that love and ensuring that your estate plans reflect your values and who you are.


Will or Trust Gifts

Gifts through Will or Trust

When you make a bequest to FHS, you will ensure that some or all of your assets will be used to help fund futures. There are several types of bequests:

  • Specific Bequest – a specified amount, or specific asset, designated in your will or trust as a gift to FHS
  • Residuary Bequest – designates that a specific percentage of your estate, or all, will be paid to FHS after payment of all other distributions, including debts, taxes, expenses and other bequests have been made.
  • Contingent Bequest – specifies that your estate, or a portion of it, will go to FHS if your other named beneficiary(ies) predeceases you.

Sample Bequest Language:

To make certain that your charitable intentions are carried out, all wills, living trusts and their codicils or amendments should be prepared by or with the advice of your attorney. You can share with your attorney the following language that can be included in your will or living trust and tailored to address your specific wishes:


Retirement Gifts

Gifts of Retirement Plans

A gift to FHS through a retirement plan (IRA, 401(k), 403(b), Keogh or other qualified retirement plan) is one of the easiest and most tax-effective ways to ensure a strong future for the Flagler Humane Society and the thousands of people we help each year. Such assets, if given to an individual, will be subject to various kinds of taxes, but if given to a charity such as the Flagler Humane Society, they will not be taxed.

Get Started

To name the Flagler Humane Society as a beneficiary of your retirement plan, simply list it on your plan’s beneficiary designation form. Our legal name, address and taxpayer identification number is:

Flagler Humane Society
1 Shelter Dr
Palm Coast, FL 32137
Tax ID No. 59-######

Life Insurance Gifts

Gifts through Life Insurance Plans

You can use your life insurance plan to fulfill your goals and meet the needs of the children helped by the Flagler Humane Society.

All you need to do is to name the Flagler Humane Society as the beneficiary of your plan, using the following information:


Flagler Humane Society
1 Shelter Dr
Palm Coast, FL 32137
Tax ID No. 59-######

You can also donate your policy to the Flagler Humane Society and get a charitable deduction during the year of the gift.


Transfer Gifts

Transfer on Death Bank or Brokerage Account

An easy way to make a gift to Flagler Humane Society is to name us as the beneficiary of your bank or brokerage account. You retain full control of the account during your lifetime, and on your death, any assets remaining will be transferred to Flagler Humane Society.


Get Started

All you need to do is to obtain a beneficiary designation form from your banker or broker and fill it out with the name, address and taxpayer ID number shown below:


Flagler Humane Society
1 Shelter Dr
Palm Coast, FL 32137
Tax ID No. 59-######


Other Ways to Give

When one’s beloved pet crosses over the Rainbow Bridge, the parents and children who have been with their pet for many years may want to do something special. A remembrance plaque or gift to the Flagler Humane Society is a great way to help future generations of animals in your pet’s name.

Wall of Remembrance
A special area at the front of our shelter is dedicated as our “Wall of Remembrance.” The area was landscaped by our friends at Verdego Landscapes into a memorial garden. For donations of $100 or more, plaques are inscribed with your farewell message and affixed to our memorial wall. To date over 180 memorials have been made. Forms are available at the shelter or by calling our main number at 386-445-1814.

In Lieu of Flowers
Sometimes when a loved one or special person in your life passes away, you may see a request to make a donation to that person’s favorite charity instead of sending flowers to the family. A donation to the Flagler Humane Society is especially meaningful. Both Craig and Lohman Funeral Homes in Palm Coast have information regarding donations to FHS.