Often it’s not something we like to think about, but creating a Will is important – no matter what stage of life you are at. Together we can ensure that the Nova Scotia SPCA will always be here protecting animals in need.

A Will ensures that the people and things that matter to you are taken care of after you’re gone. Often people assume that their assets will automatically go to a partner or their children, but this might not always be the case.

There are a variety of ways you can help the animals through your Will including:

  • Donation of securities
  • Trusts
  • Specific Bequest
  • Residue of Estate
  • In preparing your Will, you should seek the assistance of a Trustee or your family solicitor to ensure that your wishes are clearly and correctly recorded.

Animals in your Will

For animal owners, knowing that their companions will be cared for after they die is a key concern.

Animals provide such wonderful companionship in later years, however sadly many often miss out, as they are worried that they will die first, leaving their beloved pet behind, with no one to care for them.

The good news is you can make sure your pets are cared for by including a clause in your Will nominating a family member or the Nova Scotia SPCA as guardians. In the event of your death, the nominated party can then ensure that your pet is cared for, and in the case of the Nova Scotia SPCA, ensure they find a loving new home.

The Circle

Should you decide to leave a gift to the Nova Scotia SPCA, we would be grateful if you could let us know. We appreciate that some people prefer to keep this private, however we’d really like to to say thank you and show you what you you will be helping us to achieve.

The Heritage Circle is a special group of donors who have chosen to include a gift to the Nova Scotia SPCA in their Will. Pledging a gift in your will to the SPCA automatically guarantees membership to the Heritage Circle with many privileges including special events, assistance with remaining animals, our unique senior foster program, and a ‘living memorial’ to acknowledge all those in perpetuity who have provided funds though their will.

If you would like to find out more about how to include the Nova Scotia SPCA in your Will, click on the link below or contact

Donation of Securities

Acct. 250-13988-18
DTC: 5043

BMO Nesbitt Burns
1901-1969 Upper Water St.
Halifax NS
B3J 3R7

Investment Advisor: Steven Clarke
Ph: 902 496 1167
F:   902 423 7011

Please contact Gail De Adder 902 496 1156 or if you have any questions or concerns.


A relationship created at the direction of an individual, in which one or more persons hold the individual’s property subject to certain duties to use and protect it for the benefit of the Nova Scotia SPCA.

Specific Bequest

I give, devise, and bequeath to the Nova Scotia SPCA, a not-for-profit organization located in Nova Scotia, the sum of $_______ in cash or in-kind (or ________ shares of ________stock) to be used for ____________________________________.

Residue of Estate

Residuary bequests are used to give all or a portion of the rest, residue, and remainder of your estate after payment of expenses and any specific amounts designated to other beneficiaries