Leaving us a gift in your Will simply means you can be there for animals who need us - even after you're gone.

This simple guide shows you the practical steps you need to take to make it happen.

Step 1 – determine your estate wishes

Consider all of the things you've saved and own to add up the estimated value of your estate and make a list of people and organisations you'd like to leave money, property or possessions to.

Step 2 - appoint Executors

Appoint one or more Executors to carry out the terms of the Will. This can be a relative, friend or legal adviser. It can even be us, in certain circumstances. Please phone us on 07 3258 5645 if you would like to discuss appointing us as your Executor.

Step 3 - create up or update your Will

Visit a legal adviser to draw up or update your Will. If you don't have one, you can find one through the Queensland Law Society or the Public Trustee of Queensland websites. If you're including a gift to us, please use our suggested wording.

Step 4 - safely store your Will

Make sure your Will is stored in a safe place and that someone you trust knows where it is. It's also important to make a copy of your Will for your own records. Your legal adviser will often store your original Will free of charge.

Step 5 - complete our pledge form

If you do decide to remember us in your Will, thank you. Gifts in Wills make up over half of the funds we rely on for our work with animals. This means it's incredibly valuable for us to know your intentions, so if you are happy to share, please use our online pledge form to let us know.