London Humane Society joins leave a legacy month
London Community News
With May being Leave a Legacy Month, the London Humane Society (LHS) announced its legacy gift initiative last week.
The initiative is a way for animal lovers to let their legacy live on by helping animals in their community who are suffering from abuse or neglect. Each year, hundreds of animals come through the doors of the LHS to receive shelter and medical care while waiting for their forever home.
The LHS receives no government funding and solely relies on donations to continuing its myriad of services and making a legacy gift can help animals get a second chance.
For instance, Trooper, a neglected eight-month-old Husky-cross, went at least six weeks with a broken leg while living with a family. Trooper’s leg was swollen and the pup wasn’t able to put any weight on it, but he received no medical care despite suffering daily with this painful injury.
When neighbours began asking questions, a LHS investigations agent was dispatched and, in light of scrutiny, Trooper’s owners decided to surrender him. Once he was rescued and received medical attention, it was determined Trooper’s leg would have to be amputated, as it was malformed and had stared to heal.
Later, Trooper was rehabilitated and able to find his forever family, where he is now the centre of attention.
It is through legacy giving that Trooper — and many other animals — receive their second chance after coming into the care of LHS. The initiative is part of the Canadian Association of Gift Planners to promote legacy giving among residents and to show the viability of planned giving as a donation option.
For more information, contact the LHS by phone at 519-451-0630 or by email at email@example.com.