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Give a Gift That Lasts a Lifetime

Gifts in Wills have kept our doors open since 1883. Even today, Gifts in Wills help one in three of all the animals that we rescue.

When you leave a gift in your Will to Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home, you provide food, a warm bed, life-saving veterinary care and everything else our animals need when they come to our door at their most vulnerable. Each year, hundreds of cats and dogs need help and it is because of gifts in Wills that we are able to keep our promise to always be there when they need us most.

No matter the size of your gift, this special way of helping our animals will make a tangible difference and keep our doors open to dogs and cats for another 140 years to come.

When writing or amending your Will, we always recommend seeking professional advice from your solicitor to ensure that your wishes are met. You have various options when pledging to leave a gift in your Will, from donating a share of your estate to leaving a fixed sum. Your solicitor can talk you through your options and help you make a decision that is best for you. See our Writing Your Will page to find out more.

How Your Gift Could Make a Difference

  • £150 could provide food for a cat for a whole year
  • £300 could provide food for one dog for an entire year
  • £500 could pay for life-saving veterinary treatment for a dog
  • £1,000 could pay for medical shampoo for six dogs for a whole year
  • £5,000 can help to pay for toys, treats, training and other enrichment aids
  • £10,000 could pay for dental care for more than 100 cats and dogs
  • £20,000 would help us pay for veterinary medicine for one year
  • £35,000 could pay for our Educational Outreach Programme for one year, helping us to teach responsible pet ownership to the dog and cat owners of tomorrow
  • £100,000 could pay for five years of heating and lighting on our site
  • £500,000 could cover our basic costs for our rehoming work for six months

Find Out More

To find out more about leaving a gift in your Will to Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home please contact our team on the form below, by emailing or by phone on 0131 669 5331.

If you are planning on leaving a gift in your Will to the Home, we would love for you to let us know so that we can keep you informed of areas of our work that may interest you and invite you to special supporter events and meetings.

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Will Writing Service

Writing a Will gives you the peace of mind that your affairs are in order. After taking care of your loved ones, writing a Will can also be an opportunity to leave a lasting gift to the causes that you care most about. Follow the link to read more about how to write a Will, and our free Will writing services that offer you expert legal advice, free of charge.

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The donation I can make is unlikely to be a sum that will be life changing for the Home, but if it could be life changing for a dog or a cat, wouldn’t that be wonderful?

Lisa, Legacy donor 

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