Make a Bequest


About bequests

One day, we may live in a world where the worst of human nature is eradicated and strong, dissuasive laws discourage the unreformed from ever hurting another animal.

Until that utopia arrives, however, The Arrow Fund and other specialty rescue organizations like it will need your support to repair as best we can the damage inflicted upon defenseless dogs, cats and other animals and to alleviate to our fullest powers the pain and suffering it creates among.

You can extend your support of us in meaningful ways that help make a lasting difference in the lives of a ceaseless arrival of injured, hurting animals.

Whether you would like to put your donation to work today or help families after your lifetime, let us work with you to develop a plan that works for you. Our experts can help provide options that cost you nothing now, gifts that make an impact now, gifts that also include financial benefits for you and more. We can help you plan your personal legacy in a way that's right for you.

Before deciding about your legacy plan, consult an estate planning specialist. To learn more about how your gift will be put to use, please contact us at

The following language may help you and your attorney when drawing up a bequest that meets your needs.

General bequests

If you intend to leave an outright gift of cash, securities or other property by designating a specific dollar amount, a particular asset or a fixed percentage of your estate to The Arrow Fund to be used for general purposes:

“After taking care of all expenses, debts and other provisions, I give, devise and bequeath ___ percent of the rest and residue (or $___ if a specific amount) to The Arrow Fund International, a Kentucky-based charitable organization (Tax ID: 61-1396389) currently with administrative offices at P.O. Box 1127, Prospect, KY 40059.”

Specific bequests

If you intend to make an outright bequest for a specific purpose, such as to support extreme medical needs or our facility:

“I, [name], of [city, state, ZIP], give, devise and bequeath to The Arrow Fund (written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property) for its charitable purposes, including but not limited to ___________ use and purpose.”

Contingency bequests

If you wish to make a contingency gift so that The Arrow Fund will receive a portion of your estate if your named beneficiary does not survive you:

“If any of the beneficiaries named in this will should die before becoming entitled to receive their distributive share of my estate, I direct my trustee to pay or transfer the share to which such beneficiary would otherwise be entitled, to The Arrow Fund for its unrestricted use and purpose.”

If  you ever wish to make changes to include The Arrow Fund in your will, you can easily amend it by using a Codicil. A codicil is a document your attorney can prepare to amend your will or trust without rewriting the entire document. The codicil adds a new gift for The Arrow Fund while reaffirming the other terms of your will.

Please contact us at Then, consult with your tax advisor and lawyer to determine which planned gift strategy is best for you.