Pet Pledge FAQ



Pet Pledge is free; however, we would encourage you to make a donation to the USPCA or remember the charity in your Will. The USPCA does not receive any funding from Government and relies on voluntary donations to maintain its services.

Once you have included the ‘Pet Pledge’ clause in your Will your executor should know to contact us should anything happen. We will arrange to collect your pet(s) and bring them to the USPCA Rehoming Centre. Following a full health check by the Veterinary team your pet(s) will be made available for rehoming to a caring owner whose lifestyle and circumstances are compatible with the needs and personality of your pet.

In the case of long term residential care, if your family or next of kin contacts the USPCA we will arrange for the appropriate rehoming paperwork to be completed. Once the pet is admitted to the USPCA, a full health check will be carried out and the pet will be made available for rehoming.

As long as your wishes are clearly stated in your Will and you have named the USPCA and registered charity number NIC 102755, your executor should have all the information they need, but it is always a good idea to check this with your legal advisor and we recommend using the wording provided.

To register a new pet onto Pet Pledge you will need to submit a form for your new pet. Contact us on our advice line on 028 3025 1000 and we can help you with this.

Pet Pledge is for companion animals such as dogs and cats or other small pets.

There is no limit to the number of pets you can register under Pet Pledge. If you intend to register 4 or more animals under Pet Pledge, please contact us in advance to discuss your requirements as capacity may need to be taken into consideration.

If this is your wish please mention this in your Will and in your application form, although we cannot guarantee this we will do our best to honour your wishes.

It is USPCA policy that before anyone adopts an animal from us we interview them. In addition a home check may be required and post adoption visit made to ensure the pet is settling in.

If you are in this situation, call the USPCA on 028 3025 1000 and we will assess and respond sympathetically to your situation.