Local animals need your help
The Norwich & Mid-Norfolk Branch of the RSPCA has been helping animals in the local area for over 100 years. Some come in as strays, often injured; others are passed on because their owners can no longer care for them. They have one thing in common: they are unwanted and unloved. No animal in our care is ever put to sleep unless it is suffering and no longer has any quality of life.
Leaving a legacy in your will is one way to give a donation to the RSPCA. There are three ways in which this can be done.
Residuary Legacies This is where the residue of your estate or a percentage of what is left is given as a gift. If the whole estate is left then this is also a residuary legacy.
Pecuniary legacies This is where a specific amount of money that has been specified is left as a gift.
Specific Legacies This is where a valuable item if left as a gift. This can include stocks and shares, money from a life assurance policy, property, furniture and jewellery.
Elderly, blind and disorientated, Abbie was found wandering the streets by an RSPCA Inspector. Thankfully she was brought into the local branch who were able to give her not only warmth, comfort and companionship but also skilled veterinary treatment. Who knows what future she might have had without the intervention of the RSPCA.
Button & Moon - a pair of terriers Button was pushed through the door of a shop. Staff rushed outside to see who had left the little dog, but there was nobody about. Moon was left wandering and confused nearby. Someone grabbed her as she ran across the busy road. Both were brought to the paws centre, given a bath and placed with a fosterer. We quickly found them new owners to give them the love and respect they deserved.
Make a Pledge
If you are planning on leaving a legacy to RSPCA Norwich and Mid-Norfolk, why not make a pledge? It is one way of letting us know that you will be helping us and helps us to plan in the future. It is just a promise - you can change your mind! If this is something you would like to do, contact us for more information.
In a typical year the Branch rehomes 600 cats and dogs. This vital work has a price – it costs the Branch £800 every day to help local animals. A legacy or bequest will provide crucial funds – we could not carry out our work without such generous support.