The ISPCA has created the Home Forever programme to make sure we’re there if the worst were to happen. If you become incapacitated, or move into residential care or pass away, we will look after your pets. Home Forever gives you the peace of mind that there can still be a bright future ahead for your beloved pet. The ISPCA will be on hand to look after your pet and we will do all we can to find a new and loving home.
Becoming a member of the Home Forever Programme is simple. All you need to do is inform your Solicitor and your family or next of kin of your wishes.
There are four simple steps
Request an ISPCA Home Forever information pack by completing your details in the form below. Alternatively you can contact our Fundraising department on 0433325035 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact your solicitor, make your wishes known. If you have already made a Will, then your solicitor will need to add a codicil to your Will. This additional clause will ensure executors are fully aware of the wishes to pass legal responsibility of your pet to the ISPCA. The wording for the Home Forever clause for inclusion in your Will is detailed at the bottom of the page
Make a bequest to the ISPCA and make your family or next of kin aware of your wishes. The wording for leaving the ISPCA a gift in your Will is detailed below at the bottom of the page.
Inform the ISPCA that you want to become a member of the Home Forever programme and that you have advised your solicitor/family of your wishes. Complete the registration form which is in your information pack and return to the ISPCA. The ISPCA will then register your membership on the database and send you a card for your wallet. The card should be kept in your wallet or purse at all times. You should detail on the card the name of the individual to be contacted if you become incapacitated, move into residential care or pass away.
Once the ISPCA are informed about a Home Forever member’s death, we will arrange for pet(s) to come into our care. The ISPCA will do all we can to ensure your pets are very well cared for by our trained and dedicated staff. Once vet checked, we will then search to find them loving new homes in line with our rehoming policies and procedures. The ISPCA carry out home checks on all potential new pet owners and if approved, your pet(s) will be adopted to become part of a new family.
If you have any queries, please contact Ann Howgego, ISPCA Fundraising Manager on 043 3325035 extension 3 or email Fundraising@ispca.ie
Find out more
If you would like to talk to someone in confidence; here's how to get in touch. You can speak to Ann Howgego, Fundraising Manager on 043 33 25035 extension 3 or write to her at ISPCA National Animal Centre, Derryglogher, Keenagh, Co. Longford or email email@example.com.
To Request a Home Forever Information Pack, please complete the following details
"In the event that any pet animal of mine survives me and I have made no other provisions for its care, I direct my Trustees to notify the Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of ISPCA, Home Forever Programme, National Animal Centre, Derryglogher, Keenagh, Co Longford, Ireland, N39X 257(Registered Charity No CHY 5619; Company No 460571, CRA No 20008734) as soon as practical after my death and request the Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ISPCA) both to relieve the Trustees of responsibility for the animals and to endeavour to place it in a suitable environment having absolute discretion to deal with the welfare of the animal as it considers fit and I direct also that (the Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals having accepted such a request) the animal shall not form part of my residuary estate".
"I give a sum of______, all (or a ________% share of) the residue of my estate to the Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ISPCA), National Animal Centre, Home Forever Programme, Derryglogher, Keenagh, Co Longford, Ireland N39X 257 (Registered Charity No CHY 5619, Company No 460571, CRA No 20008734) for its general charitable purposes and I direct that the receipt of the Treasurer or duly authorised officer shall be a valid and appropriate form of discharge".
Retired ISPCA Inspector Brendan Hughes talks about Home Forever
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