Leaving a Legacy


A gift left to Bristol A.R.C. in your Will is a truly wonderful way to celebrate your love of animals. By remembering us in your Will, you will help ensure that animals in need will always have somewhere safe to go, where they will be loved and cared for.

Around 75% of our funding is received through gifts left to us in Wills every year, thanks to the kindness of animal lovers like you. Every single gift, large or small, matters and means that we can be here for Bristol’s most vulnerable animals for years to come.

Why your gift matters

Without the kindness of people who choose to remember us in their Will, we could not continue to be here for the thousands of pets and wildlife that come to us in need of love and care each year.

This vital support provides a safe place for the cats, dogs, smallies and wildlife that we look after every day. Gifts left in Wills help fund the care for poorly and injured pets and wildlife, ensuring they get the veterinary care and attention they so often need. Gifts in Wills fund our kennels, catteries and small animal housing, as well as paying for everyday essentials like food, and of course all the love and care that an animal needs.

Since 1887 we have been here helping, healing and homing animals in need in Bristol, and it is thanks the kindness and generosity of individuals who leave a lasting legacy in their Will to Bristol A.R.C. that we have been able to provide a safe place for hundreds of thousands of animals ever since. Your gift will help ensure that we are here to help many thousands more animals in need in the future.

Every single gift we receive makes a real and lasting difference – giving animals in need a second chance at life.

“I have been a proud supporter and volunteer at Bristol A.R.C. for many years and I have adopted seven rabbits over time. The work the team do looking after lost, abandoned and stray animals - returning those who are lost to their families, caring for and rehabilitating those who are abandoned or stray, lovingly preparing them for rehoming to a forever home - is amazing and invaluable. Therefore, I will be ensuring that, in the event of my death, I will be leaving a gift in my Will so that I can make a contribution to this work continuing in the future”

-- Helen W, legacy pledger

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There are different ways that you can remember Bristol Animal Rescue Centre in your Will. Large or small, every penny makes a difference to the life of an animal in our care. Find out more about how to leave a gift in your Will here. We are here to help and answer any questions you may have. Give us a call on 0117 9803 906, or email us at fundraising@bristolarc.org.uk.