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Will writing is something that many of us put off. To make it as easy as possible, FOUR PAWS UK has partnered with Will writers Bequeathed. Bequeathed is an expert Will writing service that will guide you through what is largely a stress-free, quick and effortless process.  

The simple and convenient service they provide enables you to make a free online Will or update a current Will from the comfort of your home. You can do this in four easy steps: 

1 Create your free Will writing account at bequeathed.org/fourpaws 

2 Complete the quick interview online 

3 Write your Will following the helpful prompts 

4 Download your Will, print it and get it witnessed 

Just 1% of your estate can make a lasting difference and ensure that FOUR PAWS is there for animals in need. 

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A legacy like no other

The generosity of supporters who have remembered FOUR PAWS UK in their Will, and the difference it has made to protect animals, cannot be underestimated.  

Gifts in Wills enables FOUR PAWS to protect animals globally. From helping stray dogs and cats fighting for survival, to rescuing and re-homing magnificent animals like big cats and bears who now live in our species-appropriate sanctuaries. Our work is only possible because of supporters like you.  

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“I'm leaving a gift in my Will to FOUR PAWS UK because they get to animals that are suffering NOW, relieving the pain and torment that many of them are living in every day. It’s comforting to know that FOUR PAWS will get something and there is no time better to prepare for it than the present” 

Veronica S

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What could your gift do for animals?

  • £1,000 could feed one big cat at our LIONSROCK Big Cat Sanctuary in South Africa for one year 
  • £3,000 could cover the costs for equipment of a new enclosure with enrichment tools for a big cat 
  • £5,000 could feed a rescued bear for a year 
  • £10,000 could cover the costs of a bear rescue and transport  
  • £20,000 could cover the rescue of a big cat or contribute to the building of a new enclosure in one of the FOUR PAWS BEAR SANCTUARIES

*The costs of a rescue mission depend on various factors, including the distance between the previous keeping of the animal and the sanctuary, any necessary enclosure remodelling or repair work or even the additional construction of an enclosure and the size of the experienced team including the required veterinarians.  

A life changing gift

Leaving a gift in your Will to FOUR PAWS UK could help us continue our mission to improve animal welfare, worldwide.  

The donations we have received from gifts in Wills have been enough to run our BEAR SANCTUARY Ninh Binh in Vietnam for 6 months. Get to know its most recent residents, nine bile bears we were able to rescue in an extraordinary mission.

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FAqs

Got a question? See if you can find it here!

What do I need to start my Will?

Writing your Will is important and requires consideration and care. Through partnering with Bequeathed, you have access to a handy checklist to help you prepare. Please visit: www.bequeathed.org/wills/making-a-will/will-checklist

Where will my donations go?

Donations made to FOUR PAWS UK are spent around the world wherever the need is greatest to help animals in need. Gifts left in Wills have been enough to run our BEAR SANCTUARY Ninh Binh for 6 months this year alone.

How long does it take to write a Will?

We know that it’s something many people put off which is why we’re offering you a free online Will that can be completed in 4 easy steps. 

We all have different requirements and needs for our Will, so it can take as long as you need it to without it costing you a penny.  

How much does a rescue operation cost on average?

The costs of a rescue mission depend on various factors. This includes the distance between the rescue location of the animal towards the sanctuary, the necessary remodelling, repair, or even additional construction of an enclosure, and the size of the experienced team involved in the rescue. 

However, the real costs come with the aftercare: a lifetime of appropriate care for the rescued animal. This includes veterinary care depending on the health condition of each big cat, a species-appropriate diet and the provision of enrichment, which are all provided by the work of specialised animal keepers. 

Furthermore, the maintenance of the facilities needs to be continually ensured.

Who can use the free online Will-writing service?

This free service is available to people 18 or over who live in England, Wales or Northern Ireland. Unfortunately, the service is not yet available to those in Scotland or the Republic of Ireland because of key differences in laws around Will-writing and inheritance.  

If you are based in Scotland or the Republic of Ireland, please contact our Legacy Officer, Jo to explore other Will-writing options:

Joanne Royston

FOUR PAWS UK Legacy Officer

020 7922 7954

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