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ISPCA launch Home Forever Programme

The ISPCA launched their Home Forever Programme today offering peace of mind to pet owners if the worst was to suddenly happen. 

As we get older, we worry about the people and pets we love and care about and who will look after them when we’re gone?  The ISPCA will be there to look after your pet(s) providing reassurance to pet owners that their pet(s) will be well cared for. All the ISPCA asks is that pet owners leave a gift to the ISPCA in their will ensuring a bright future ahead for their beloved pet(s). Once vet assessed, the ISPCA will begin the search of finding them loving new homes where they will be loved and cared for, for the rest of their lives.

         

Broadcaster and former Dragon Norah Casey said, “As an animal lover myself, I am delighted to team up with the ISPCA to support their Home Forever Programme. Knowing that your beloved family pet will be cared for in the event of your passing is priceless. Gifts in wills help the ISPCA do what they do best, rescuing animals from appalling situations, providing care and veterinary treatment before finding them a happy home where they will be loved and cared for, for the rest of their lives. It's a common misconception that only wealthy people leave a gift to charity in their will and this could not be any further from the truth. A gift in your will, small or large, can help save animals' lives and I think this is a great initiative. We all know how important it is to plan for the future. Leaving a gift to the ISPCA is a wonderful way to support the cause you care about and giving pet owners great peace of mind to know that their beloved pets will be well cared for”.

ISPCA CEO Dr Andrew Kelly said, “The ISPCA will be on hand to look after your pets if something happened to you, for example if you pass away or become incapacitated. We will do all we can to ensure they are well looked after and cared for and find them new loving homes. People who remember the ISPCA in their wills do so because they believe in our work and our vision to end cruelty to all animals in Ireland. Gifts in wills help the ISPCA to develop our services as well as enabling us to respond quickly to emergency situations such as rescuing animals from poor conditions. So not only will pet owners have peace of mind that their beloved pets will be well looked after in the event of their passing, but by supporting the ISPCA you will be remembered for doing something really special, ensuring your passion for animals lives on, long into the future. Your support also means that the animals we rescue every day will get a second chance of a happy home”.

There is no better time to contact your solicitor for expert advice and to support the charity you care about. If you’ve already made your will, it is easy to update it reflecting your current wishes.  For more information about the ISPCA Home Forever Programme and how to register, please visit www.ispca.ie.

   

In 2016, the ISPCA’s National Animal Cruelty Helpline over received 16,000 calls resulting in 3,200 cases being investigated by our team of Inspectors (authorised officers under the Animal Health and Welfare Act) 995 animals were seized or surrendered, ISPCA Inspectors initiated 32 prosecutions with 15 being finalised in court.

With over 90% of the ISPCA’s income coming from public donations and through gifts in wills, the ISPCA depend on public generosity to continue rescuing, rehabilitating and responsibly rehoming thousands of animals that have been subjected to cruelty and neglect.

If you would like to talk to someone in confidence; here's how to get in touch:

You can speak to Ann Howgego, ISPCA Fundraising Manager on 043 33 25035 extension 3 or write to her at ISPCA National Animal Centre, Home Forever Programme, Derryglogher, Keenagh, Co. Longford or alternatively email fundraising@ispca.ie.

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