Humane Society Receives Bequest From Flora Estate

OSWEGO, NY – In 2005, the Oswego County Humane Society received a donation from the Flora Living Trust, which had been established by John and Evelyn Flora, residents of the village of Mexico.

The Humane Society thanked Mr. and Mrs. Flora and put them on its mailing list, but learned soon after that they had relocated to Nevada.

In late October this year, the Humane Society received a check in the amount of $25,000 from the estate of John Flora, who had been predeceased by his wife, Evelyn.

“We were amazed and delighted to receive this generous gift from the estate of long ago supporters,” said Donna Kuhn, president of the Humane Society’s board of directors. “It will enable us to move forward more quickly with plans to improve and expand our programs that serve pets and their families in Oswego County.”

The Oswego County Humane Society is a member of  Leave A Legacy of Oswego County, a community-based coalition of charitable organizations that was formed in 2005 to help people learn about charitable giving through a will or from an estate.

Jo Piersma, a member of the steering committee of Leave A Legacy of Oswego County and also on the Humane Society’s board of directors, said, “I can’t emphasize enough the importance of planned giving to sustain charitable activities in our community. Just a simple provision in a will allows that person to continue to support the organizations and the communities they supported and loved in their lifetime.”

The Oswego County Humane Society provides spay/neuter services and assistance, fostering and adoption of animals in urgent need, humane education programs, and information and referrals to animal lovers throughout Oswego County.