Volunteer First, Planned Giver Next


SHS volunteer and PawPrints Planned Giving Society Member Liz McKee with shelter guest Sadie.

About five years ago, PawPrints Planned Giving Society member Liz McKee retired from Weyerhaeuser. Liz, a longtime animal lover, couldn't resist the opportunity to help the animals by beginning to volunteer with the Seattle Humane Society. Soon after she became a volunteer, she was working with her attorney to update her will when Liz received a flyer about Seattle Humane's PawPrints Planned Giving Society.

Liz felt strongly about the need to leave a legacy for the animals she loves, so she revised her will to include a bequest to Seattle Humane. Liz recalls, "Now that I was retired, I had the time to change my will to do the right thing for the animals, and it was very easy to do so."

When asked why, with so many worthy nonprofit organizations, she chose to leave a legacy gift to Seattle Humane, Liz says, "I wanted to support a local organization that I know does so much to improve the community." For instance, SHS's low-cost spay/neuter service reduces pet homelessness not only in the surrounding areas, but throughout all of King County.

Liz was also inspired to include the Seattle Humane Society in her will by some of her favorite memories from volunteering at Seattle Humane: helping with the process of unloading dogs transferred from Los Angeles to SHS on numerous lifesaving trips, and then following them through the adoption process. She reminds us that "if not for SHS, some of those loving dogs might not have made it. Every companion animal deserves the chance to find a loving home."

Join the PawPrints Planned Giving Society
Every year, inspired supporters like Liz include the Seattle Humane Society in their estate plans. For more information about how you can join Liz and other dedicated animal lovers in creating a legacy gift and becoming a member of the PawPrints Planned Giving Society, please contact Scott Fraser, Esq. at (425) 373-5387 or Scott@seattlehumane.org.