Parrots are one of the most popular “pet” animals in the US as well as among the most long-lived. If birds are to avoid the fate of six million cats and dogs annually, the avian community must support the newly established Avian Welfare organizations. To insure a safety net for birds, especially as the “baby
boomers” become unable to continue care for their animals, the Veterinary community’s help is required.
Parrots are wild birds. In the forests, they are in control of their surroundings. In captivity, they are helpless to determine whether their environment is safe for them to live in. Its our responsibility as their owners to make sure of that. We have to situate them in a place where they can live and grow happily and healthily with no threat to their well-being. Our pet parrots safety, is therefore our concern and responsibility.
You can help us to build our Bird Rescue and Sanctuary
Due to the substantial increase in the number of birds needing help, and the shortage of rescue and foster homes, Zaksee Florida Bird Rescue And Sanctuary saw the need to start its exotic bird rescue and sanctuary, so we can accept certain bird species into our organization. We are very happy to start this program as we find this situation appalling. It has us very hopeful to save some birds. There are so many birds out there in need of a home at this time and we think that this situation is most likely due to our current economic climate, causing more owners to have to surrender their pets and over population of Exotic birds and it also means that we have fewer resources as well ..
So If you would like to help Zaksee Florida Bird Sanctuary, Then Living Will and Estate Planing is the way to do it.
Living Will & Estate Planning
One of the simplest ways to make a gift to the Zaksee Florida Bird Sanctuary is through your will or living trust. These gifts provide critical support for the future of the sanctuary and its mission of ensuring the survival of your parrot and the welfare of captive birds.
There are several types of bequests:
You can name the Zaksee Florida Bird Sanctuary as the direct beneficiary of a stated amount of money, a particular piece of property, or a stated percentage of your estate.
You can designate that the Zaksee Florida Bird Sanctuary to receive all or a portion of the remainder of your estate once all specific bequests to family and friends have been satisfied.
Often, individuals provide that assets should go to family members or friends. However, it is important to provide for a contingent beneficiary to receive assets in case your named individual beneficiaries do not survive you. There is no limit on the amount you can leave to the Zaksee Florida Bird Sanctuary or to other charitable organizations through your will. Legal designation for gifts that will take effect after your lifetime, the Zaksee Florida Bird Sanctuary should be named as:
The Zaksee Florida Bird Sanctuary, Inc.
Use of Gifts
Leaving your gift unrestricted allows us to allocate funds where they are most needed. However, if you wish to direct your bequest towards the conservation efforts for a particular parrot species or to a specific project please add the following phrase to the wording recommended above:
“To be used to further the purposes of the Zaksee Florida Bird Sanctuary in the conservation efforts for:____”.
Because of the complexity of estate planning, it is important that your attorney or notary structures your estate and writes your will to best carry out your wishes. The Zaksee Florida Bird Sanctuary cannot act as executor of a donor’s estate. Some people may name the Zaksee Florida Bird Sanctuary in their wills and never let us acknowledge their invaluable support. If you complete your will and include the Zaksee Florida Bird Sanctuary, please share this with us. It will aid us in our planning efforts and ensure your funds are utilized to their best intent. We also feel strongly about expressing our gratitude to those supporters who have remembered the Zaksee Florida Bird Sanctuary in such a generous way. As applicable laws will vary by region, the Zaksee Florida Bird Sanctuary further recommends seeking appropriate legal council regarding any changes or alterations.