Leeds, Wakefield & District Branch

     Leaving a Gift in your Will 

Why the RSPCA Leeds, Wakefield & District Branch

The RSPCA Leeds, Wakefield & District Branch is a local rehabilitating and rehoming centre and we rely heavily on public donations and gifts in wills to continue our vital work caring for and rehoming abused and injured animals. We do not receive any government funding and we are a separate charity to the National RSPCA, therefore we are totally reliant upon the kindness of animal lovers in order to continue our work. Please click on the button below to fill out your details and receive a Gift in your will pack.

Will – making

Making a will or leaving a gift in your will is the only way to make sure your money goes to the right place when you die. If you have been around pets in your life and they have brought a significant joy to your life, remembering the RSPCA Leeds, Wakefield & District Branch is a way to help less fortunate animals in the community for many years to come.

How to leave a gift to our branch.

It costs our branch around £700,000 to keep our doors open each year. If you want to leave a gift in your will to our branch, it is very important you use the wording below, otherwise your gift will go to the National RSPCA.

Some people want to help our animal welfare work by leaving a gift in their will. This is an easy way to help local animals in distress and help you maintain the service for future years.

It is very important that you specify that the gift should be bequeathed to the RSPCA Leeds, Wakefield & District Branch so that local animals will benefit from your generosity.

How to leave a gift to our branch

If it is your wish to leave a gift in your will please clearly indicate your wishes by using the wording detailed on the right hand side:

I give the sum of ________ (or specify a share of residue) to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Leeds, Wakefield & District Branch (registered charity number 232223) and I declare that the receipt of the honorary treasurer or other proper officer of the said Branch shall be a full and sufficient discharge of the said legacy.

Leeds, Wakefield & District Branch Forever Paws Scheme

Forever Paws Scheme


Have you made plans for your animal after your death? The RSPCA Leeds, Wakefield & District Branch want to open the doors to our Forever Paws scheme and help by taking in your animal and rehoming them after you die.

Our branch rehabilitates and rehomes hundreds of cats, dogs and rabbits each year in the Leeds, Wakefield & District area. We are a separately registered charity to the National RSPCA and are completely self-funded. This scheme aims to give pet owners the assurance that their pet will be looked after when they die.

The scheme is free but we are always very appreciative to anybody who would like to remember us in their will. Any gift in a will would make such a big difference to the animals we care for in our local area and allow us to continue doing so in the process. Please click on the button below to fill out your details to receive a Forever Paws information pack.

Find out more

If you need any more information on legacies and gifts in your will or our Forever Paws Scheme please email our Branch Fundraiser on sally.balmforth@rspcaleedsandwakefield.org.uk or call 0113 253 6952 for more information.


If you have already left a gift in your will to the RSPCA Leeds, Wakefield & District Branch or you are planning on doing so, we would love to hear from you. This would not only allow us to plan for the future but we would also like to thank you personally for your very generous support. No gift in a will is too small and it will really allow us to continue caring for the animals in our local community.