There are a number of ways to support Mainely Pets Foundation from memorializing a special pet of your own or a friend's as gift to making a donation of money, stock or gifting from your Will
Buy a Memorial Brick
If you would like to make your pet a forever part of the Pet Memorial Park at Falmouth Veterinary Hospital, consider a memorial brick. A 4"x8" brick with inscription is $50; an 8"x8" brick with inscription is $100.
All proceeds from brick sales go to Mainely Pets Foundation to be redistributed to those in need.
Bricks can be ordered directly at: www.bricksrus.com/donorsite/ma...
* Disclaimer - Due to multiple variables, we are limited with the amount of brick installs per year. If you do not see your brick placed after an install, be assured you will see it placed in the next round. If you are concerned about whether your order was received, please contact our office.
Gift for a Friend
You may buy a Memorial Brick for someone else's pet by clicking the link below and following the prompts. You may also do a memorial credit card donation in a human or pet friend's honor -- simply make a note when you fill out the donation form so we can send you and them a notice of your gift.
To give a donation with a credit card or from your PayPal account, simply click on the icons at the top of our Foundation page, just under the blue graphic boxes, and follow the prompts.
At the request of a benefactor, we have set up an account at Vanguard to accept gifts from your stock portfolio. If you would like more information how to do so, please contact our Treasuer, Dr. Doug Andrews, at 207-632-9300 or [email protected]
Add a Gift in Your Will
The following information is from Rocket Lawyer, an online legal resource you can use to add a Codicil to your Will or establish a Pet Trust for your pet.
Information needed to make a Codicil to a Will
If you only need to make a few changes to your Will, you can easily use this form to change or add provisions to your Last Will and Testament. Since many people with older existing Wills may not have included an executor for digital assets and pet provisions, we offer those with this form as well. It will help if you have a copy of the existing Will to make the changes correctly.
To complete the Will Amendment, you simply need to fill in the following information:
- Your name (the person the Will is for)
- Date of signing
- Name of Codicil (such as First or Second)
- Whether you want to delete a provision, delete and substitute a deletion or to add a new provision
- List which provisions will be added or changed
- Name of an executor to manage digital assets, if desired
- How you want your pets cared for, if applicable
- Names of the two or three witnesses
If you want to leave extensive instructions for how your pets will be cared for and funds for supporting your pets, you may also choose to create a Pet Trust.
Do Codicils to Wills have to be notarized?
A Codicil does not need to be notarized to be legal, but it does need to be witnessed. At the minimum, you'll need two witnesses. Ideally, you'll have three witnesses in case one is discredited if your Will and associated Codicils are challenged. Witnesses must be adults and of sound mind to qualify as viable witnesses. As an additional protection, you can add an Affidavit that states that the signee saw you sign the amendment to your Will. Witnesses also attest that you appeared to be of sound mind when you signed and that you were not under duress. Make sure you and your lawyer have copies of the changes to your Will.
Do I need a lawyer to change my Will?
If you only need to make a few changes, you can make the Codicil on your own and have your witnesses sign it as required to make it valid.