Planned Giving

We believe that all living animals possess an intrinsic value which is manifested in their creation, and that humans must become a responsible steward of their care. A planned gift will help to ensure our long-term financial health and secure our ability to continue this mission.

By recognizing Second Chance Rescue in your will, trust, insurance policy, or by setting up an annuity, you can be certain we will be serving animals in need for years to come. Along with donating to a great cause, a planned gift can also be a great tax deduction.

To assist you with this important process, we recommend that you contact your attorney. Additional information can be found below or can be obtained by mailing us at

Here are some ways to leave a legacy of love. Also, after you have made a planned gift in our name, please let us know!

1. Will or Trust Gifts

When you make a bequest to Second Chance Rescue, you will ensure that some or all of your assets will be used to help save lives. There are several types of bequests:

  • Specific Bequest – a specified amount, or specific asset, designated in your will or trust as a gift to Second Chance Rescue (legal name Another Chance Animal Rescue, Inc. – so be sure to place this name)
  • Residuary Bequest – designates that a specific percentage of your estate, or all, will be paid to Another Chance Animal Rescue, Inc. after payment of all other distributions, including debts, taxes, expenses, and other bequests have been made.
  • Contingent Bequest – specifies that your estate, or a portion of it, will go to Another Chance Animal Rescue, Inc. if your other named beneficiary(ies) predeceases you.

Sample Bequest Language: To make certain that your charitable intentions are carried out, all wills, living trusts and their codicils or amendments should be prepared by or with the advice of your attorney. You can share with your attorney the following language that can be included in your will or living trust and tailored to address your specific wishes:

I give to Another Chance Animal Rescue, Inc. Federal I.D. No. 20-4578117, 58 Belton Circle, Abbeville, SC 29620, (the sum of $______) (all or __% of the residue of my estate), to be used for its general purposes.
2. Retirement Gifts

A gift to, Another Chance Animal Rescue, Inc., through a retirement plan (IRA, 401(k), 403(b), Keogh, or other qualified retirement plan) is one of the easiest and most tax-effective ways to ensure a strong future for the lives we save. Such assets, if given to an individual, will be subject to various kinds of taxes, but if given to a charity such as Another Chance Animal Rescue, Inc., they will not be taxed. To get started — to name Another Chance Animal Rescue, Inc. as a beneficiary of your retirement plan, simply list it on your plan’s beneficiary designation form. Our legal name, address and taxpayer identification number are: Another Chance Animal Rescue, Inc. Federal I.D. No. 20-4578117, 58 Belton Circle, Abbeville, SC 29620,

3. Life Insurance Gifts  
You can use your life insurance plan to fulfill your goals and meet the needs of our mission today. All you need to do is name Another Chance Animal Rescue, as the beneficiary of your plan, using the following information: Another Chance Animal Rescue, Inc. Federal I.D. No. 20-4578117, 58 Belton Circle, Abbeville, SC 29620,
 Note: You can also donate your policy to Another Chance Animal Rescue, and get a charitable deduction during the year of the gift.