MAKING A DONATION
What kind of donation can I make?
There are many great ways you can donate to help the animals:
- You can donate your time by volunteering.
- You can donate items on our wishlist.
- You can even donate while you shop online or at the grocery store.
However, one of the easiest kinds of donations you can make is a monetary donation. Your tax-deductible donation can help provide assistance directly to shelter animals, or support our spay/neuter, education, foster, and rescue programs for pets and pet owners.
How can I get my donation to you?
You can make a donation to PCHS by:
- using our online donation form to donate with Paypal
- printing out this form and mailing it to us with your donation
- bringing your donation to our office at the shelter
When making a donation to PCHS, you have the ability to decide where
your donation will go. You can select one of the funds described below, or you can just make a general donation that will
be used wherever it's needed most.
Making a donation In Memory or In Honor of someone:
If you choose to make a general donation to PCHS, you'll also have the option to make your donation In Honor or
In Memory of a friend or loved one. The recipient or their family will receive a personal card from PCHS.
Becoming a PCHS Member:
Members of the PCHS are added to our email anouncement list, and receive our newsletter in the mail.
You may begin your membership at any of these levels:
Sponsoring a Pet:
Can't have an animal in your home or already have too many?
Just not ready to adopt or foster?
By sponsoring our cats and dogs, you can help keep them happy and healthy while we find them permanent homes.
- Your donation of $10 a month for 3 months could pay for a vaccination.
- Your donation of $20 a month for 3 months could pay for a spay or neuter.
- Your donation of $30 a month for 3 months could cover most medical bills for a typical pet.
You, your friends, your company, or even your pets can choose an animal on our adoption page who needs to be sponsored and then decide how much you'd like to donate and for how long. You'll receive updates on your pet's status until they find a new home.
Donating to Big Bart's Hopeful Heart Fund:
Because of a generous donation from Shannon Carson and Gary Terpening, Big Bart's Hopeful Heart Fund was created to set aside funds to help prepare pets for adoption. All dogs entering the shelter are vaccinated for deadly distemper and parvovirus and many are wormed. All Condo Cats are tested for FeLV and FIV, vaccinated, and spayed or neutered. Often animals enter the shelter in need of being "patched up" in some manner. We see cases such as collars growing into necks, old gun shot wounds, skin conditions, flea infestations, and diarrhea. Upper respiratory infections are commonplace among cats, requiring a round of antibiotics. There is always some sort of treatment required for every animal that enters the shelter. Big Bart says: "Have a heart; give to my special fund to help the animals find a new loving home."
Donating to the Emergency Fund:
When animals like Clementine and Justin come to our shelter, they need immediate medical care. Amputations and other emergency care can be expensive, and although the vets kindly reduce fees for us, it's good to have money set aside. Having reserve funds for emergency care often means the difference between life or death for shelter animals. If you choose to make a donation to our emergency fund, you will be directly helping one or more of these emergency cases.
Darst, featured on the right, came to the shelter with gangrene. He needed his feet cleaned up and a toe removed. The Emergency Fund paid for his treatment.
Donating to Rocky's Vaccine Clinic:
Rocky's Vaccine Clinic was put into place because of a little pup named Rocky who suffered with parvo, a disease that is easily preventable with proper vaccination. A loving neighbor and member of our community was able to provide the funds needed for Rocky's life-saving treatment, and this experience inspired her to create a program that could help pets who are in need of crucial vaccines even when their owners may not have the financial resources to visit their veterinarian right now. A donation to Rocky's Clinic will help keep beloved pets safe from diseases like parvo, distemper, and rabies. The clinics are held at our spay clinic at the shelter and have been wildly successful so far. Keep an eye on our calendar for the next one!
Donating through the United Way:
PCHS is a proud partner of the Pulaski County United Way. You can make a one-time tax-deductible donation or you can set up a payroll deduction so you don't even have to think about it. You can contact them for more information.
Have any Spare Change?
Every little bit helps! Spare change can add up quickly, so look for banks that benefit PCHS and the Pulaski County Animal Shelter at your favorite local businesses and other locations!
The Pulaski County Humane Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable corporation. Contributions are tax-deductible according to the law. We are registered with the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services in accordance with the Virginia Solicitation of Contributions Law. A copy of the current financial statement of the PCHS is available upon request to the Office of Consumer Affairs in the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, P.O. Box 1163, Richmond, VA 23218 (800-552-9963).