Gifts in Wills

When you leave a gift in your Will to Battersea, you help ensure that we can continue to be here for every dog and cat who needs us.

It allows us to care for them for as long as it takes to find them the homes they truly belong in, where they are treated with love, care and respect. A gift in your Will helps ensure their future.


Cat being stoked by its owner on a sofa

You'll never stop caring - neither will we

For over 160 years, Battersea has been here for every dog and cat, taking them in without question and caring for them without judgement. One in three of these animals was cared for thanks to gifts in Wills.

A gift in your Will to Battersea is an incredible way to celebrate your love of animals and leave a lasting legacy for dogs and cats in need of help by giving them the second chance of happiness they deserve. Gifts in Wills are vital to all areas of our work, so any gift you give, whatever size, will make a big difference to the animals in our care.

By remembering Battersea in your Will, you’ll ensure that we can continue to be here for every dog and cat for as long as we’re needed.

To find out how Battersea can support you in leaving a gift in your Will, request our free information pack today. It’s quick, easy, completely free and there’s no commitment involved.

How to leave your legacy

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

We are here to help

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 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 employee with a dog in a field

Don’t forget your pet

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.


Information for executors

If you are looking to make a payment from a Will, please contact our Legacy Administration team on 020 7501 7988 or email

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.