Leaving a legacy

By leaving a gift in your Will to Battersea, you help ensure every dog and cat in need, gets the second chance of happiness they deserve.

Because all their characters, quirks and big personalities, all the smiles, laughs and unconditional love they bring, are the reasons you’ll never stop caring for Rescue dogs and cats, and neither will we. They’re always there for us, let’s continue to be here for them.


A gift in your Will to Battersea is an incredible way to celebrate your love of animals and leave a lasting legacy for vulnerable dogs and cats. You could even honour a loved one or pet by leaving a gift in their memory.

Around a third of the animals Battersea care for each year are looked after thanks to gifts in Wills from animal lovers like you, so every single gift, no matter the size, makes a real difference.

By remembering Battersea in your Will, you’ll be there for every dog and cat in need of help, ensuring they get the second chance of happiness they deserve – now and for many years to come.

For more info and advice, request your gift in Wills information pack. It's quick, easy, completely free and there's no commitment involved.



If you would like to leave a gift in your Will to our dogs and cats, we strongly recommend you that you speak to a solicitor to ensure that your wishes will be carried out as you intend.

You will need to take the following details with you:

  • Battersea Dogs & Cats Home
  • Registered address: 4 Battersea Park Road, London, SW8 4AA
  • Registered charity number: 206394 (England and Wales)

An example of wording you could use:

I leave my / X share (s) of my residuary estate for the Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, 4 Battersea Park Road, London SW8 4AA, registered charity number 206394 (England and Wales), absolutely for its general charitable purposes and I declare that the receipt of the treasurer or other proper officer for the time being shall be a sufficient discharge to my executors.


Leaving a gift in your Will to Battersea is a very personal and important decision and we are here to help. Our Legacy team can offer support and guidance about your gift and we are also able to act as Executor of your Will, offering additional peace of mind that your wishes will be followed.

If you would like to speak to someone about your gift, please email specialgifts@battersea.org.uk or call 020 7627 9300. We will be more than happy to help.

If you have remembered Battersea’s dogs and cats in your Will, we’d love to hear from you. Not only will this help us make plans for the future of Battersea, it also means we can thank you properly for your support. Anything you tell us will be confidential and not legally binding.

Battersea staff with dog


Battersea’s Forever Loved service gives peace of mind that, should the worst happen, Battersea will be there to care for and rehome your beloved pets. It’s a simple thing to do – when making or amending your Will, state that you want Battersea Dogs & Cats Home to find your dog(s) or cat(s) loving new homes.

To find out more, please call 020 7627 9300 or visit our Forever Loved page.


If you are looking to make a payment from a Will, please contact our Legacy Administration team on 020 7627 9209 or email legacies@battersea.org.uk.

If you make the payment using our online donation form, please get in touch to let us know so we can ensure the gift is properly recorded and acknowledged.

Do something life-changing

It's easy, free and non-binding. Request your free information pack about leaving a gift in your Will to Battersea today.