Gifts in Wills - FAQs

Q. Why support Bath Cats and Dogs Home and not another animal charity?

A. As an independent charity Bath Cats and Dogs Home aims to find every animal we take in a new and loving home. Unlike some other animal charities we are not selective on the breeds of dogs we take in and do not have a selection criteria based on those that will be easier to rehome, to give all animals a chance at being adopted. We have been in operation for 80 years so have a proven track record in putting money raised to good use.

Q. I already support Bath Cats and Dogs Home. Why should I leave a gift in my Will?

A. Remembering Bath Cats and Dogs Home in your Will is simply another great way to support animals in need. But it is also very special. It’s a gift that reflects what really matters to you, and what you want to achieve. A chance to leave your mark on a cause you care passionately about.

Q. Must I tell you about my gift?

A. Knowing you have decided to remember us in your Will gives us the chance to thank you properly and keep you informed of our plans and aspirations for the future, but you are of course welcome to keep your plans private.

Q. Can I leave a gift to a specific area of work?

A. We understand that there may be an area of work that is most close to your heart, if this is the case record this in your Will and we will ensure your wishes are carried out. Although to ensure that we can use the funds in the area most in need at the time of donation, if possible we request unrestricted donations.

Q. Can I change my mind?

A. Of course. If for any reason you decide you are unable to leave a gift to us in your Will, simply contact your solicitor. You are under no obligation to us.

Q. Will leaving a gift in my Will affect Inheritance Tax?

A. Making provisions for a charitable donation helps minimise your overall Inheritance Tax payments. Not only are they tax exempt but you will benefit from a lower rate of Inheritance Tax. Always seek advice to ensure your estate is managed to the best benefit.


Thank you for taking the time to read more about leaving a gift in your Will.  Without the support of kind people like you we simply wouldn’t exist and sadly thousands of animals would be facing a hopeless future.

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