The Connecticut Humane Society is a private nonprofit. It’s not affiliated with any national groups and does not receive any government funding. That’s why your gift makes such an impact. On behalf of the pets in need who count on your support for their daily care, medical treatment and new beginnings, thank you!
CHS is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation and your donation is fully tax-deductible to the amount allowed by law. As an organization rated by Charity Navigator (an independent organization that evaluates nonprofit accountability, financial health and transparency), you can rest assured that your gift is a sound investment that will make a lasting impact on pets.
Here’s how you can make a difference:
1. Make a gift by mail, in person, or online.
Mail a gift to CHS’ administrative office (701 Russell Road, Newington, CT 06111) or drop off your donation at the location nearest you (listed at the bottom of this page). Gifts made electronically by clicking on the red donate button at the top of any page are also welcome.
Why I Give
For Chris A., a gift to CHS becomes emergency surgery at CHS’ Fox Memorial Clinic for a dog whose family can’t afford it. Or medicine for a pet whose family is going through a tough time. Chris, who recently adopted a pitty pup from CHS, has been giving to the pets for years. “I particularly like the Connecticut Humane Society because I like that there are programs to help people keep their dogs when they’re sick. It’s a great program because I know so many people have to make hard decisions,” she says.
2. Planned giving and estate planning
By including CHS as a beneficiary of your will, trust, life insurance or retirement plan, you will provide a lasting testament to your love of animals and save thousands of pets’ lives. Many planned gift options may provide you with tax benefits, increase your current income, or provide additional retirement income, while reducing income tax and estate taxes.
3. Workplace and corporate giving
Give through your workplace, and see if your employer will match your gift. Companies can also inquire about co-venture partnerships with CHS. Recycle your office’s laser and inkjet cartridges through www.cfktoday.com: Click on “I’m a business” and select CHS to receive your recycle rebate!
4. IRA donations
If you’re age 70½ or older, you may be able to use your Required Minimum Distribution for a charitable gift to CHS pets, without paying any tax on the distribution! Here’s your advantage as a donor: The charitable gift satisfies the requirement for a minimum distribution, but never appears as income, nor is it taxed! Everybody wins (especially pets in need)! Work with your financial planner to process this gift.
5. Gifts of shares of stock
A gift of appreciated stock generally offers a two-fold tax advantage: 1) you avoid paying capital gains tax on the increased value of the stock, and 2) you may be eligible receive an income-tax deduction for the full fair-market value of the stock at the time of the gift. Share this important information with your financial planner or tax advisor.
6. Pet supply wish list
Donate pet supplies to critters currently in CHS’ care.
7. Pet Food Pantry
Keep pets in homes with the people who love them by donating to the CHS Pet Food Pantry.
8. Buy 2 Give
Support CHS pets when you shop, either locally or online.
9. Habitat for Humanity ReStore
De-clutter your home by donating gently used housewares and furniture to the Habitat for Humanity ReStore. When the item sells, a portion of proceeds comes to the pets.
All gifts are fully tax-deductible to the amount allowed by law. A receipt will be provided to you for your tax preparation.
CHS does not sell, trade or share donors’ names, physical addresses, mailing addresses, telephone numbers or electronic contact information with anyone, nor does it send mailings on behalf of other organizations.
To opt out of electronic, phone or mail communications, donors, friends or contacts should email firstname.lastname@example.org and specifically request to be removed from email, phone and/or physical mailing lists and provide the contact information on record.