AnimalSave is a California Public Benefit 501(c)(3) Corporation.
Tax ID #94-2307359.

There are many ways to help AnimalSave with financial support. You can donate money, needed items (both for the animals and to sell in the Thrift Store and Book Nook) or perhaps you have an unwanted vehicle, boat or RV to donate. AnimalSave is a 501(c)(3) public benefit corporation that is dependent upon the kindness of the community. Each year, your donations translate into hundreds of successful rescues and adoptions, thousands of altered dogs and cats, and much more.



Here are recommended levels of giving:

  • Throw a Dog a Bone. $20 helps AnimalSave support a homeless cat or dog.

  • Feed a Hungry Dog or Cat. $30 feeds a dog or cat for a month. Your gift (in any amount) will buy nutritious food for AnimalSave's pet food distribution programs.

  • Find a Forever Home. $50 provides care for a foster animal. Your gift (in any amount) will support the animals in AnimalSave's Foster/Adoption Program.

  • Spay or Neuter a Dog or Cat. $100 spays or neuters a dog or cat. Your gift (in any amount) will help reduce pet overpopulation by supporting AnimalSave's Spay/Neuter Clinic.

  • Guardian Angel. $200

  • Give a Gift in Someone's Name to Help Animals. Your gift (in any amount) can be in honor or in memory of a special person or pet.

Or you can mail us a check, payable to "AnimalSave" at this address: AnimalSave PO Box 817 Grass Valley, CA 95945

Help us Reach Our Goal!

We’re launching our annual Year-end Campaign, and announcing our goal of raising $50,000 by December 31st. 

Yes, it’s a lofty goal…but with YOUR help, with the help of all our selfless donors, we can reach it. 

Click here to read more.


Other Ways to Donate

1. Buy and Sell on eBay

You can support AnimalSave when you buy or sell on eBay, with the eBay Giving Works program.

When you Buy — You can find whatever you're looking for on eBay – from baseball cards to new cars and more. When you do, shop for items that benefit us. You can get a great deal and support companion animals at the same time! Shop now to support the animals.

When you Sell — You can also support AnimalSave when you sell on eBay. Just designate our organization to receive 10-100% of your final sale price the next time you list something great.Did you know that charity listings often get more bids and higher prices than regular eBay listings? Boost your sales and support our critical work while you’re at it! Plus eBay gives back to you too, with a fee credit on your basic selling fees. Sell now to support AnimalSave.

2. Donate an Unwanted Vehicle

Are you thinking of selling or trading in that old car, truck, trailer, boat or RV? Why not donate it instead? As a charitable contribution your donation could make a big difference. Vehicle donations are an incredibly fast and easy way to help AnimalSave. Your donations help support our vital work and are an easy way for you to get rid of an unwanted vehicle.

Arrangements are made to conveniently and quickly pick up your vehicle donation at no cost to you. The donation company handles the title transfer requirements and provides you with a tax deductible donation receipt at the time of pick-up! You can complete an online donation form here or click here for more information. Or call 800 269 6814 to talk to a live operator and coordinate your vehicle donation.

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3. Donate Securities

Avoid paying capital gains tax by transferring appreciated securities to AnimalSave. You will also incur a tax deduction based on the value of the securities at the time of transfer. Please call 530 271 7071, ext. 201 for details of how to transfer securities to AnimalSave.

4. Donate Property

AnimalSave accepts most gifts of real property. Your tax deduction will be based on the value of the property at time of transfer as determined by a professional appraisal. Please call 530 271 7071, ext. 201 for more information.

5. Make a Bequest

You can make a bequest by including AnimalSave in your will or estate plan. Sample language for a bequest is as follows:

I give $________ or _________ % of my estate to AnimalSave, a non-profit corporation, Tax ID No. 94-2307359, located at 520 East Main Street, Grass Valley, California 95945, for the benefit of Nevada County companion animals.

What are the benefits for you?

  • Tax Savings–You can save on federal estate taxes.

  • Flexibility–You can change your bequest whenever you choose.

  • Leave a Legacy–you make a contribution to help AnimalSave help the animals for generations to come.

For detailed information about setting up a bequest or other planned gifts, please call 530 271 7071, ext. 201 to plan a special gift for animals in need.

6. AnimalSave Center Naming Opportunities

To help our donors establish a lasting legacy in honor of a special animal companion, friend, loved one, or family member, AnimalSave is offering naming opportunities for the AnimalSave Center. Donors can name various rooms and suites within the Center, and items within the Over the Rainbow Bridge Memorial Garden (under construction). For more information, see our Naming Opportunities PDF.

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7. Donate From Your IRA

If you're at least 70 1/2, new tax legislation allows you to give qualified charities up to $100,000 directly from your IRA without triggering federal income taxes The gift will also satisfy the rules for required minimum distribution for the year. Contact your tax advisor for how these rules may apply to your situation. For more information, contact

8. Donate Life Insurance

If you own a life insurance policy that is no longer needed, consider it as the perfect vehicle for a charitable gift. It's easy to contribute a life insurance policy to us. Just check with your life insurance agent for details on which forms to complete. For more information, contact

9. Give New or Gently Used Items

Proceeds from AnimalSave Thrift and Treasures benefit store and the Book Nook generate income for our animal welfare programs by selling new and gently used personal and household items. We accept gifts of clothing, jewelry, furniture, kitchen items, artwork, books, and much more. Please click here for information about donation hours and policies.

10. Donate While You Grocery Shop

Shop at Save Mart Supermarkets, Lucky, Food Maxx or SPD Markets and these grocers will donate up to 3 percent on your qualifying purchases.

It’s easy with eScrip. Log onto the secure eScrip site to register and designate AnimalSave as your charity.  AnimalSave benefits from this program and it is an effortless way for you to help AnimalSave help the animals.

11. Volunteer

AnimalSave relies on hundreds of volunteers that log in over 30,000 volunteer hours each year caring for the animals we rescue, working with the spay/neuter clinic, volunteering in the thrift store and book store and serving as board members.  If you have extra time in your busy schedule, we have a place for you here at AnimalSave.  Contact or 530 271 7071 ext. 201 for more information.

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