Making a bequest

What happens to your pets if you are unable to care for them?

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Bendigo Animal Welfare & Community Services will ensure pets are either fostered into a new home and a new life that reflects the wishes of their former owners, or they remain in comfort in our facility where they will be loved and cared for just as they have always been.

Please refer to the Pet Bequest Program document below for suggested ‘wording’ or contact us for more details.

Don’t have pets but would like to leave a lasting legacy to help animals in need?

You don’t have to have pets to make a Bequest to BAWCS.  Your bequest will assist our organisation in our future work of caring for animals in need.

BAWCS recommends you consult a professional legal advisor to make sure the correct wording is used to ensure the wishes of your Bequest are clear and are met.

Pet Bequest Program


John Boundy Legal is partnering with BAWCS to offer a 20% discount for work done in relation to a basic standard Will for clients that are leaving a bequest to BAWCS.  Costs include preparation of Enduring Powers of Attorney both Financial and Medical.

You can contact John on 5443 8399 to make an appointment.  John’s offices are located at 92 Wills Street Bendigo.

Current rates as at 1 October 2017

Two persons (couple or partners)                 discounted to $320 plus GST

Single person                                                     discounted to $160 plus GST


Butterscotch in a basketDonation In Lieu of Flowers

Making a donation to BAWCS in lieu of sending flowers is a lovely way to honour the memory of an animal loving friend or family member. You may also wish to include this request in the funeral notice.

Not only will you be providing a lasting tribute to those close to you, but your support will help us continue our work caring for and rehoming animals in need.