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Paul O’Grady Leaves Heartfelt £500k Legacy to Battersea Dogs and Cats Home

In a touching gesture of generosity, Paul O’Grady left £500,000 to Battersea Dogs and Cats Home.

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The beloved TV star, who passed away at 67, had amassed a fortune of £15.5 million. His will revealed significant donations not only to Battersea but also to other causes dear to him.

O’Grady’s love extended beyond Battersea. He earmarked £125,000 for his five dogs’ care. Elephant and orangutan charities, along with The Salvation Army, each received £50,000. His advocacy for animal rights included campaigns against fur in Britain and support for animal welfare. Hosting “For The Love Of Dogs,” O’Grady won hearts by aiding animals at Battersea. This ITV series brought viewers closer to the stories of dogs needing homes.

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A close friend and Peter Laurie, Battersea’s Chief Executive, have shared how O’Grady’s donations reflect his commitment to animals. Laurie praised O’Grady’s unwavering support, which has been instrumental in helping countless animals.

In recognition of his contributions, Battersea named its veterinary hospital after O’Grady, honouring his years of support. He was also posthumously recognized by the RSPCA and Peta for his dedication to making the world a kinder place for animals. O’Grady’s estate will support his family, but his legacy of kindness and advocacy continues to inspire and make a difference in the lives of many animals.

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