Leave a Legacy for Vulnerable Animals During Make A Will Month

Leave a Legacy for Vulnerable Animals During Make A Will Month

This summer, we have a lot to be grateful for. We thank you for your encouragement, dedication, and loving support in defending the world’s animals and the environment from exploitation.

As we celebrate the lives we’ve protected together, we want to share a resource. It can help you feel secure about: 

  • your future
  • the future of your family (both human and other animals)
  • the future of all animals.

August is National Make-A-Will Month: a month dedicated to thinking about the future and how you can protect it. Estate planning is an essential task, and In Defense of Animals is here to help you get started.

Courtesy of our partnership with FreeWill, In Defense of Animals supporters like you can create your legally valid will… for free! You can ensure your loved ones and hard-earned assets are protected — no matter what.



Why estate planning? No matter what your “estate” includes, everyone needs a plan - especially those of us with animal companions who are relying on us to plan for their future. But 2⁄3 of Americans don’t have a will, and many may not know where to start.

Thanks to our partnership with FreeWill, you can now begin your plans online for free and protect your loved ones at the same time. 

Please use it today to defend the loved ones you care most about, to honor In Defense of Animals founder Dr. Elliot Katz, and to express your love for animals.

While making your plan, you’ll also have the option to include In Defense of Animals as part of your legacy. These gifts give beyond your lifetime and ensure the future of our animal advocacy and our rescue efforts for years to come.

Watch this video to see how making your will can protect all you love:


Our Legacy Circle is making a lasting difference for future generations of animals!

By taking 20 minutes today you can create your free will and join our Legacy Circle, a group of passionate In Defense of Animals supporters who have included a legacy gift in their estate plan. As a Legacy Circle member, you’ll be paying tribute to our late founder, hero-veterinarian, Dr. Elliot Katz. His warrior’s heart and strong determination to act in defense of animals can live on today through a legacy gift.



This tool makes it easy to leave your lasting legacy of love for animals if you so choose. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Nicole Otoupalik at

A gift today is always appreciated and will go straight to work fulfilling the immediate needs of vulnerable animals. We could not be more grateful for your support. Creating a will elevates your impact on the animals with whom we share our world. If you are one of our devoted supporters who has already included a gift to In Defense of Animals in your estate plans, thank you! If you haven’t already, please let us know so we can officially thank you and welcome you to our Legacy Circle!