Give a gift that lasts a lifetime

Leave a gift in your Will to Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home

Gifts in Wills have kept our doors open for 136 years 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.

Why write a Will?

Writing a Will enables you to determine who you would like to benefit from your money, property and possessions and give you peace of mind that your affairs are in order. After taking care of your loved ones, a Will can also be an opportunity to leave a lasting gift to the causes that you care about. 

Every gift, no matter the size, can make a difference to the animals in our care

“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 

How to write your Will

Step 1: Contact a solicitor to help you draw up your Will. Some solicitors provide free will writing and amendment services for charity. McClure Solicitors to help offer free Will writing services, free Will review, and half price Power of Attorney in exchange for a charitable donation. Visit their website or call 0800 852 1999 for more information.

Step 2: If you wish to leave a gift in your Will to Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home, you will need to include the following details:

  • Our name: Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home
  • Our address: 26 Seafield Road East, Edinburgh EH15 1EH
  • Our registered charity number: SC006914

Step 3:  Appoint the executors of your Will. These are the individuals you choose to make sure that the wishes set out in your Will are carried out.

Step 4: Let us know if you have included the Home in your Will by filling out this form.  We rely on gifts in Wills to continue our vital work and knowing we have been included in your Will can help us plan for the future. 

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 use this form. Alternatively, you can email or call Alanna Brady, Special Gifts Fundraiser, on 0131 669 5331