Estate Planning & Giving

Animals give you a better life, you can leave them a better world.

Making a gift through your estate is one of the most effective ways to ensure that we can carry on our shared vision of helping pets and the people that love them in our community. When you decide to make an estate gift to the Humane Society of Charlotte (HSC), you will leave a legacy of caring for animals in need and ensure the long-term support of our life-saving work.

HSC Legacy Society

It is our honor to say thank you and recognize you for your generosity by including you as a member of our Legacy Society. Members are recognized publicly on a donor wall in our shelter and on our website (unless they prefer to remain anonymous) as well as receive invitations to private events for Legacy Society Members.

We sincerely appreciate your consideration of the Humane Society of Charlotte as you make your plans for the future. For more information on making a planned gift or becoming a member of our Legacy Society, please contact our philanthropy team at 704-494-7704 or email

The Humane Society of Charlotte would like to thank the members of the HSC Legacy Society.

View Members of the HSC Legacy Society

Create Your Own Will

You’re never too young or too old to create a will that can establish a lasting legacy for your loved ones and the organizations you care about. Thanks to our partner, FreeWill, you can create a legal will at no cost to you in less than 2o minutes. This resource can help you:

  • Plan for what happens to your pet(s) should something happen to you
  • Protect your loved ones and your assets
  • Create legacy gifts for causes and organizations you care about

Questions? Reach out to the HSC Philanthropy team by clicking HERE.

If you would like HSC to take in your pet(s) at the time of your passing, please fill out the Pet Guardianship Agreement and submit it to our Philanthropy team.

Click HERE to fill out the Pet Guardianship Agreement.

Legal Information
The Humane Society of Charlotte, Inc. is a 501(c)3, not-for-profit organization as determined by the U.S. Department of Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service. Our federal tax id number is 58-1342479.