Leave a Legacy

Planned gifts helped WSHS weather the recession of 2008-2012 and were the cornerstone that built our amazing Adoption Center.

West Suburban Humane Society created a Legacy Society so that we can thank and celebrate you for leaving us a bequest or planned gift. We hold exclusive thank you events and recognize Legacy Society members in select publications, such as our Annual Report.

Estate planning is also a great way to ensure your pets are cared for after you pass.

Everyone can ensure their pets are cared for and secure their legacy with West Suburban Humane Society.

Begin your legacy with us

To help you get started on your plans and legacy, you can use FreeWill, an online tool that guides you through the process of creating your will or trust. It’s easy to use, accessible online and can be completed in 20 minutes. You can use this resource on its own, or use it to document your wishes before finalizing your plans with an attorney.

Have you already included a gift in your will or trust?  Please fill out this form to let us know! 

We would love to thank you for your generosity, and include you in our Legacy Society.

Non-probate assets

Do you have an IRA, 401(k), life-insurance policy, or any other assets not included in your will? If so, these are called non-probate assets and you must plan your beneficiaries for them separately. Use this online tool to make your plans and designate us as a beneficiary of one or more of these assets

For more information on how to leave a planned gift to West Suburban Humane Society, please click here.

If you have any questions or wish to tell us the good news that you’ve included us in your planning and want to join our Legacy Society, please contact our Director of Development, Heather Kash, at (630) 442-0671 or email her This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Donate to WSHS

johnny jumpupWSHS can accept credit-card donations online using a secure server. Click on the Donate Now button. You can choose how your donation will be used! All donations are tax deductible.

In addition to monetary donations, we are always grateful for non-monetary donations. Click here to find a list of accepted items we would greatly appreciate receiving.