Leaving a gift in your Will to Blue Cross ensures your love for pets lives on. More than half the work Blue Cross do is made possible through gifts in Wills, so your gift will help us support pets who are sick, injured and homeless for many years to come.

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  • Why a Will is important to you
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Over 120 years of caring for pets in need

Gifts left by generous supporters in their Wills help us continue to give vulnerable pets the support and happiness they need and deserve. We opened the world’s first animal hospital in 1906 and since then our doors have never closed to sick and homeless pets. With your help, they never will.

In the future, legacy donations will be even more crucial for us. We aim to double the number of pets in need that we help across our 4 animal hospitals, mobile clinics and 12 rehoming centres. Last year, without gifts in Wills, 4,000 unwanted pets could still be looking for a home, 13,000 poorly animals could still need veterinary care and more than 1,300 unhappy pets could be waiting for consultations with our behavioural team.

Whatever you are able to give will be so very gratefully received and put to the best possible use – caring for the dogs, cats, small pets and horses that need us. Please consider a gift to Blue Cross in your Will after remembering your loved ones.

People who have left a gift in their Will

  1. John Chittock

    Retired journalist John Chittock adored dogs and left Blue Cross a deferred legacy of £10,000  when he died, which means it will remain with his wife while she is alive.

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  2. Ida Margaret Enna

    Ida Margaret Enna always put others first - people and pets. So when she passed away at the age of 92, a gift in her Will ensured her legacy of helping animals lived on.

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  3. John Bennett 

    John Bennett was a great animal advocate and caring for homeless and unwanted dogs was his passion, so he wanted to ensure we continued to be there for pets.

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"It’s amazing to me that Blue Cross operates entirely on charitable donations, over 50% of which are from legacies. The most impressive thing of all is the dedication and commitment of all the staff, which is why my husband and I are proud to have left Blue Cross a gift in our Will." Blue Cross Ambassador and actress Pam Ferris

— Page last updated 25/10/2019