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A gift in your Will

Legacies form a vital proportion of the Charity’s income. They not only help to cover our day-to-day costs but have enabled us to realise some of our bigger aspirations such as our new cattery and sensory garden…what wonderful gifts they were!

Every year we are being asked to help more and more dogs, cats, rabbits and guinea pigs and find them their forever home. The cost of providing this care, the food, the warmth and vital veterinary treatment is on the increase. However, our commitment to these animals never waivers and we are constantly looking to offer the best possible welfare standards and future for the animals in our care.

Leaving a gift in your Will guarantees happy and secure lives for South Devon’s homeless pets, long into the future.

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If you choose not to limit your gift to a specific area of work it can be incredibly helpful to us – we can use your gift wherever the need is greatest. However, if one particular area of our work is very close to your heart or you would like to find out more about leaving a gift in your Will please contact us on 01803 812121 or email

Download our Guide to Leaving a Gift in your Will

Thank you from everyone at Animals in Distress.

Dan lives in Devon with his West Highland Terrier Star and has chosen to support Animals in Distress in his Will. This is Dan’s story and why the Charity is so close to his heart.

“Everyday my dog Star reminds me of just how special our pets are. She loves unconditionally and would do anything to make me happy – she is my very best friend and I am so grateful to have her in my life.

“Sadly not every dog, cat, rabbit or guinea pig has such a happy story but luckily when things fall apart Animals in Distress is there to help pick up the pieces.

“So when the time came for me to write my Will, I was asked if I wanted to include a charity legacy and I knew immediately who I wanted to help.

“I have been a supporter of Animals in Distress for many years, is a wonderful independent charity and have been part of my local community for as long as I can remember. For me the rescue centre is a place of hope where homeless animals are given a second chance to be happy and find the new forever home they deserve. The facilities are immaculate and the commitment and love that the staff and volunteers show to all the animals while they are at the rescue centre is quite incredible.

“A gift for the future seems a natural continuation of my support today and I am happy that the money from my lifetime will have a lasting impact on the homeless pets of South Devon for years to come.”

We have teamed up with WBW Solicitors in Newton Abbot to offer our supporters a 10% discount on preparing or updating their Wills. Simply call 01626 202404 and mention Animals in Distress when making your appointment.

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