Animals

Assisi Animal Sanctuary
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Assisi Animal Sanctuary

What we do

Founded in 1997, Assisi Animal Sanctuary is Northern Ireland’s largest independent animal welfare charity, providing shelter for over 100 companion animals including dogs, puppies, cats, kittens, rabbits and guinea pigs.  Last year Assisi rescued over 2,300 animals.

All animals are neutered, vaccinated, wormed and deflead and all our dogs and cats are micro-chipped prior to re-homing. We try hard to ensure our rescue animals find the best possible homes providing an excellent quality of life for our animals no matter what their age or state of health.

The Sanctuary operates a ‘No Kill Policy’ which means that euthanasia is carried out only in exceptional circumstances, i.e, terminal illness causing suffering or severe behavioural problems which put at risk staff, volunteers or other residents.

Animal Welfare is at the core of everything we do at Assisi. We strive to reduce and ultimately stop the current destruction of companion animals in Northern Ireland. We do this through our Homeward Bound and Chance of a Lifetime Schemes run in partnership with Dogs Trust. Each year we are able to save the lives of up to 2000 dogs that would otherwise be euthanased in Northern Irish dog pounds because people let them down. Happily they go on to find new loving homes across the water.

Gifts in Wills

With operating costs of £400,000 and no government or council aid, Assisi is dependent on fundraising and donations. A gift in your will can help us to continue to rescue animals and ensure we can give them the best possible treatment.


Contact Us

Name: Nigel Mason
Telephone: 028 9182 4244
Email: info@assisi-ni.org
Website: www.assisi-ni.org


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Registered Address: Assisi Animal Sanctaury, 1 Old Bangor Road, Conlig, Newtownards, Co.Down, BT23 7PU
Registered Charity Number: NIC104594

Cats Protection
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Cats Protection

What we do

At Cats Protection, we have been helping injured, starving and abandoned cats and kittens since 1927. Thanks to our promise never to put a healthy cat to sleep, we have changed the lives of hundreds of thousands of cats, giving them a second chance at life.

Our work doesn’t stop there; we also provide an array of cat care information via our publications website and helpline, promote the benefits of neutering to prevent unwanted litters from being born and becoming the abandoned cats of tomorrow and we also seek to educate people of all ages about cats and their care.

Gifts in Wills

A gift in your will could help us make a better life for even more cats; in fact more than half of the cats we help are cared for thanks to the kindness of people who remember us in this way.

Without the kindness of people who remember Cats Protection in their wills we would not be the charity we are today; these special gifts fund more than half of everything we do. Above all, we rely on gifts in wills to help us keep the special promise that underpines all of our vital work: that we will never put a healthy cat to sleep.


Contact Us

Name: Becky Tichband
Telephone: 01825 741271
Email: giftsinwills@cats.org.uk
Website: www.cats.org.uk/giftsinwills


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Registered Address: Cats Protection, National Cat Centre, Chelwood Gate, Haywards Heath, RH17 7TT
Registered Charity Number: 203644, SC037711

Mid Antrim Animal Sanctuary
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Mid Antrim Animal Sanctuary

What we do

Founded in 1996, the Mid-Antrim Animal Sanctuary concentrates its work on animal re-homing, education and relieving the suffering of unwanted animals. The charity operates a strict ‘No Kill’ policy and year on year finds new homes for approximately 1000 animals, mainly dogs and cats, saving them from possible destruction.  Prior to re-homing, and on the successful completion of a home check, all animals are vaccinated, neutered, wormed, de-flead and micro-chipped.

In 2012 the Sanctuary completed a major new build project giving an exciting opportunity to increase capacity and ensure the long term sustainability of the charity and the animals needing care.

The Sanctuary also works in partnership with Women’s Aid ABCL&N in that if a women finds themselves in need of refuge facilities we will offer their dog or cat a safe refuge.  The animal will have access to our kennel or cattery facilities and we will allow for feeding, exercise, socialisation and access to veterinary care for a sufficient period in order that issues relating to the woman and her family can be addressed.  Additionally, we will accommodate visits from the family to the animal in a private and secure environment if the conditions are right and under the supervision of respective case workers.

Annual operating costs are in excess of £270,000 and with no avenues for government funding the Sanctuary is totally dependent on the generosity of the general public.

Gifts in Wills

A gift in your will ensure that we can continue to find homes for those animals cruelly treated, abandoned or who no longer have the loving home they deserve.


Contact Us

Name: Janet Hume
Telephone: 02894 463993
Email: contact@midantrim.org
Website: http://www.midantrimanimalsanctuary.org/


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Registered Address: Hurtletoot House, Greystone Road, Antrim BT41 2QN
Registered Charity Number: NIC106779

RSPB NI
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RSPB NI

What we do

RSPB NI has been working here since 1966 to make Northern Ireland a better place for nature and people.  We protect, restore and look after precious places for threatened birds and other wildlife. We look after some of Northern Ireland’s most special landscapes, our nature reserves offer first hand experiences to connect people of all ages and backgrounds to the beauty and wonder of the natural world.

We are totally committed to education projects introducing children to nature and encouraging better health and wellbeing by engaging with, learning about and respecting the environment and creatures we share our lives with. We should all be able to have a favourite outdoor place, a forest, river, park or beach, somewhere we feel free and uplifted. From breath taking landscapes to intimate moments with wildlife, we work to create magical experiences for you.

Our aim is simple and sure, it’s to inspire everyone to give nature a home so our towns, coastline and countryside will teem with life once again.

Gifts in Wills

Legacies are a lifeline for nature. They are vitally important in helping us protect wild places and vulnerable species. A gift left in your will lets us plan for the future and ensure wildlife prospers for generations to come.

Our work is crucial to the survival of endangered species and habitats. We work in partnership with the local farming community to secure a step change in sustainable land use practice, good for farmers, for nature and communities. At the same time, we actively encourage children and families to give nature a home in gardens and parks with plants and insects to attract wildlife.

Our work is Northern Ireland is made possible by the generosity of our donors, members, volunteers and supporters. We are so grateful for each and every gift no matter how large or small.  That’s your legacy to ensure precious wildlife always has a home – from the butterflies that flutter through our parks, to the bees that set our wild meadows buzzing to the garden birds joyous in song, that brighten our day.

 

Contact Us

Name: Terry Goldsmith
Telephone: 02890 690841
Email: terry.goldsmith@rspb.org.uk
Website: www.rspb.org.uk


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Registered Address: Belvoir Park Forest, Belfast BT8 7QT

Registered Charity Number: 207076

Ulster Wildlife
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Ulster Wildlife

What we do

Ulster Wildlife is a local nature conservation charity that champions native wildlife. We work with local people to secure space for nature in our countryside, towns, coastlines and seas.

We work tirelessly to deliver practical nature conservation projects on land and sea, to educate the next generation of wildlife supporters and to maintain a network of precious nature reserves. Our 18 nature reserves provide a home for a huge range of threatened animals, birds and plants such as red squirrels, barn owls and wild orchids, in an increasingly hostile wider landscape.  Over the last 100 years we have already lost so many wildlife-rich woods, wetlands, valuable peatland and wildflower meadows. Without champions to stand up for nature it is most probable that much more could be lost.

Nature doesn’t have its own voice but Ulster Wildlife is here to ensure that it is heard by our local decision makers.

Ulster Wildlife stands up for nature and for the precious wild places and wildlife we all love.

Gifts in Wills

Our work to ensure that nature matters here in Northern Ireland is not possible without the generosity of our donors and supporters. Over the years many of our members and supporters have remembered us in their Will.

Our local wildlife is a gift that should be passed on to future generations. Once family and friends have been cared for, you can make Northern Ireland’s wildlife your legacy by leaving Ulster Wildlife a gift in your Will.

Gifts in Wills have already helped us:

  • Provide vital protection for local wildlife, landscapes and endangered species such as the barn owl
  • Manage our network of nature reserves across Northern Ireland
  • Run events to educated and inspire schools, communities and individuals to care for nature
  • Engage and support volunteers in helping to conserve local landscapes

Adding a gift to charity in your Will offers each of us the opportunity to contribute to good causes in a way that may not be possible during our lifetime.

Some gifts in Wills are relatively modest, some substantial – every one helps.

Contact Us
Name: Vickie Chambers
Telephone: 028 9046 3108
Email: vickie.chambers@ulsterwildlife.org
Website: www.ulsterwildlife.org/how-you-can-help

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Registered Address: McClelland House, 10 Heron Road, Belfast, BT3 9LE
Registered Charity Number: NIC 101848

USPCA
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What we do

The Ulster Society Prevention Cruelty to Animals (USPCA) is the second oldest Animal Welfare Charity in the world. Founded in 1836, the purpose of our founders to ‘Prevent Cruelty and Relieve Suffering’ remains as the driving force for our charitable activities. The USPCA differs from many other animal welfare groups who focus on the needs of a single species with our unique commitment to protect ALL our animals.

Whilst there are heartless individuals willing to inflict unnecessary suffering on animals the need for a USPCA will remain. This Society will ensure its resources are effectively used to prevent animal cruelty and relieve suffering. For over 180 years we have fulfilled our commitment by adapting to the times. The USPCA will continue to protect ALL animals by utilising and adapting advances in technology to help tackle an ever present problem.

Gifts in Wills

Without the foresight and vision in their lifetime of our deceased benefactors the USPCA would struggle to meet our charitable objectives.

The USPCA depends solely on Voluntary donations. The gifts we receive are a lifeline to countless abused and neglected animals. On their behalf the USPCA wishes to record its sincere thanks to those concerned individuals who continue to provide for animal welfare long after their passing.

If you wish to make a bequest to this Charity and its welfare work on behalf of ULSTER’S animals please inform your legal advisor of your wishes.

Contact

Name: Colleen Dowdall
Telephone: 02830251000
Email: headoffice@uspca.co.uk
Website www.uspca.co.uk

Registered Address: USPCA, Unit 5 & 6 Carnbane Industrial Estate, Newry Co Down N Ireland BT35 6QH

It is very important the intended recipient is clearly shown as the ULSTER SOCIETY PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS
NORTHERN Ireland Charity Number NIC102755