small dog sits in a white fluffy dog bed looking directly at the camera. She is covered by a blue fluffy blanket.

This branch exists because of a generous gift made in remembrance of an adored family cat. In 1979, Tom Forster donated the money to start our work, and we took in our first animals five years later. We simply wouldn’t be here without it.

We wish animal cruelty didn’t exist, but while it does we will continue to give mistreated and neglected animals the chance to start a new life with loving families. To provide this vital lifeline it costs us over £300,000 a year in vets bills, food, bedding and lifesaving drugs. Remembering us in your Will means we can continue to look after animals in need well into the future, and find their forever happy homes.

Once you’ve looked after your loved ones, please remember our branch in your Will

How to give

You can give a specific sum of money, an item, or a piece of property (this is called a pecuniary legacy), or part of what is left after your other gifts and bills have been dealt with (this is called a residuary legacy).

If you would like to help with a gift to the RSPCA in your Will, your solicitor might use the following suggested wording:

“I give the sum of £____ (or specify a share of the residue) to the RSPCA Warrington, Halton and St Helens Branch (registered charity number 232259) 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 for the said Legacy”

You can also download and complete our legacy gift Leaflet to fill in yourself if you would prefer.

Thanks for reading this page about leaving a gift in your will. Supporters like you who remember us in your will can transform the work we do.

Make a Will Online

Not everyone who wants to leave a gift in their will gets around to it. There are all sorts of reasons including the time and the hassle. We work with Make a Will Online to provide solicitor checked wills to our customers for free and in minutes. Go to to start the process today.

See a solicitor…
If you already have a solicitor or you would prefer to make a will face to face you should do that. If you have a large estate (details hereinheritance tax threshold or if you have concerns e.g. around complex wishes, mental capacity or challenge to your will you should also see a traditional solicitor. You can find a list of solicitors at the Law Society.
Please make sure your solicitor enters our full details into your will including our full name: “Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Warrington, Halton and St Helens Branch our charity number: 232259, and our registered address: RSPCA Slutchers Lane, Bank Quay, Warrington WA1 1NA.

Your data
When you make a will online using the link above we find out about the existence of a will and details of the gifts left. You can also share your name and contact with us. This makes a massive difference to the work we can do. We understand some supporters prefer to keep all of this confidential. To do this you can use this link to make a will online. Whether or not you share these details we are enormously grateful to you.

Protect your pets

Have you ever worried about who will care for your pets who outlive you? We would advise you to include them in your Will. If you haven’t identified a relative or friend who would be willing to care for your pets, the RSPCA offers a free service to find a loving home for your animals after you die.

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