How to leave a gift in your will

Anyone can leave a gift to Cats Protection and every single gift, no matter how large or small, genuinely makes a huge difference to the lives of the cats and kittens we help. Without this generosity we simply wouldn’t be able to carry out much of our day to day work.

If you would like more information about remembering Cats Protection in your will you can request our free Gifts in wills booklet, which you can either download or receive by post.

Making a will is the only way of making sure that your property and possessions will go to the people and causes that you care about after your death. The information on this page is designed to help you, but we do advise anyone who is making or updating a will to get in touch with a legal professional to help you do this.

Suggested wordings

If you would like to remember Cats Protection in your will but are not entirely sure of the best way of doing this, you may find this document useful as it contains explanations of the most common ways of leaving a gift and some suggested wordings that may help your solicitor in drawing up your will.


If you have already made a will but would like to add in a gift to Cats Protection you can do this with a codicil form. This simple form allows you to amend or add to your will without having to write a new one. It needs to be signed in the presence of two witnesses – these witnesses cannot be a beneficiary of your will or codicil, or their spouse or civil partner. You will find full instructions at the top of this downloadable form. We do recommend that you seek advice from a legal professional when using a codicil as it affects the contents of your will.

Gifts in wills FAQ

Here you will find the answers to some frequently asked questions regarding gifts in wills.

Cat Guardians

What about my cat? We understand that you may be concerned about your cat too. With our free Cat Guardians service, we can promise to care for your cat(s) in the event of your death and find them a loving new home.

Contact us

If you have any questions, or if there is anything else we can help you with, then please do not hesitate to get in touch with us by phone, email or by post.