Your Passion for Wildlife – Saves Lives!

We are all blessed to live in this environmentally rich part of the world. For over 40 years the Wildlife Rescue Association of BC has been committed to saving the lives of injured wild animals and expanding public awareness for living compatibly with our nature neighbors. Heartfelt legacy gifts have ensured the professional care of over 115,000 animals. 

More than 21,000 calls from the community come into Wildlife Rescue’s Support Centre every year seeking assistance for wildlife at risk. As a result, we have become ainternational leader as the busiest wildlife centre in Canada. 

Your legacy gift enables our team to respond to the increasing demand for wildlife impacted by humans encroaching on native habitatsYour planned gift provides for healthy animals receiving a cond chance at a natural life. 

Does the health and wellbeing of local wildlife align with your core values? If so, then please consider leaving a wildlife legacy 

Here are some benefits of including Wildlife Rescue in your legacy planning: 

  • Your legacy supports a charitable cause with the most meaning to you 
  • Your generosity provides the highest standard of care for many years to come 
  • You are supporting the busiest wildlife centre in Canada! 
  • These gifts contribute to expanding care for a broader range of species 
  • Our team is happy to support your custom estate planning with any information you may needincluding gifts in the memory of a loved one 
  • You are invited for a tour of the wildlife facility and to attend a wildlife release! 

By making Wildlife Rescue a part of your estate plan, you continue to help injured animals far into the future. Without a will, your property and finances are settled according to federal and provincial laws which may not coincide with your wishes and valuesEveryone can leave a charitable gift from their estate, regardless of its size. Every gift helps to provide injured animals second chance. 

We recommend that you talk to your financial planner, lawyer or accountant to take you through the estate planning process to support the right decisions for you. These professionals can also talk to you about the tax benefits of these gifts that would mean so much to wildlife.  

How to get started? 

If you are considering a legacy gift to Wildlife Rescue and are uncertain how to begin, we would be happy to have a conversation with you. We can provide basic guidance for your options, discuss the future needs of wildlife rehabilitation and how your gift will serve to ensure that the Wildlife Rescue Association of BC continues its vital programs.  

While Wildlife Rescue does not provide specific advice on how to make legacy gifts, we can provide you with our basic options and information you will need: 

Planned Giving Options 

You choose the way you wish to include Wildlife Rescue in your estate planning: 

  • Securities – If you are interested in donating securities we are happy to provide you with a short form to complete and include in your estate plan 
  •  The beneficiary in your Will – We hope you will consider the important impact you can have on MANY lives by naming Wildlife Rescue, the busiest wildlife centre in Canada, in your Will.  
  • Endowment Gift – Your gift will be invested in a Vancouver Foundation endowment fund that provides Wildlife Rescue with quarterly interest payment FOREVER! We are happy to connect you with our representative at Vancouver Foundation to give you the options and complete details for this program. 

All your information is kept strictly confidential. 

Information for your estate planning 

  • Legal Name:  WRA Wildlife Rescue Association of British Columbia 
  • Address:  5216 Glencarin Drive, Burnaby, BC V5B 3C1 
  • Charitable Registration Number:  131373490RR0001 
  • Provincial Society Number:  S-0014891 

We encourage you to discuss your wishes with your family members and make them aware of your intentions so they can support your charitable goals. Please seek professional advice from experts to ensure the type and timing of your gift maximizes the advantages to you and Wildlife Rescue.  

You will find information on our website at https://www.wildliferescue.ca/give/legacy-giving/ 

Please reach out to us with any questions at any time. You can schedule a time to meet with us by contacting: giving@wildliferescue.ca or call 604-526-2747 ext. 502. Please let us know once you have made the decision to include Wildlife Rescue as part of your estate plan. 

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