Family: Make a will, it’s free if you help the Bristol Dogs and Cats Home

Bristol24/7, March 7, 2017

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Did you know that Bristol has the biggest branch veterinary clinic in the country?  The RSPCA Bristol Clinic treats more than 12,000 sick and injured animals every year.

The site in St Philips also houses the Bristol Dogs and Cats Home, which provides care, shelter and a rehoming service for nearly 2,000 unwanted dogs, cats and small animals every year. Together these two organisations make up The RSPCA Bristol & District Branch.

With so many animals to care for their running costs exceed £1.7m per year, and despite being a branch of the RSPCA they are an independent charity in their own right. They receive no financial support from the Government or Lottery, and depend entirely on support from the local community.

Legacies are one of the charity’s main sources of income, and people can help by leaving money in their will. Every penny counts when helping animals in need and a large proportion of The RSPCA Bristol & District Branch income comes from small legacies from caring people.

Making a will is a straightforward and non-costly process, and it’s worth remembering that gifts to registered charities are exempt from inheritance and capital gains taxes. It is important to obtain legal advice when making a will, and Bristol Dogs and Cats Home are grateful to have the support of local wills and probate experts ELM Legal Services.

ELM have kindly offered to provide a free will to any supporter wishing to leave a legacy to Bristol Dogs and Cats Home. This represents a saving of £99 (terms and conditions apply).

Please remember that the RSPCA Bristol & District Branch is an independent charity and registered separately from the national RSPCA. If you want your gift to benefit local animals you must specify our registered charity number (205858) and whether you would like your legacy to be made to the RSPCA Bristol Clinic or Bristol Dogs and Cats Home.

For more information please call ELM Legal Services today on 0117 9520 698, quoting reference BDH1 or pop along to their website. elm-online.co.uk/

 

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