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Gifts in Wills

Gifts in Wills have kept our doors open since 1883 and, with rising operational and veterinary costs, we need these gifts now more than ever.

When you leave a gift in your Will to the Home, you will help us provide food, a warm bed, life-saving veterinary care and everything else our animals need when they come to us at their most vulnerable. Each year, hundreds of cats and dogs need our 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.


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

If you would like more information about leaving a gift, or want to let us know that you have included us in your Will, please get in touch. Alternatively, you can email or call our fundraising team on 0131 669 5331.

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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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