How Your Contribution Helps
Your contributions are essential to support the work PAHS does on behalf of animals. As a 501(c)3 charitable organization, PAHS is funded entirely by donations, which are tax-deductible.
The PAHS Employee Identification Number (EIN) is 94-1358297.
Your contributions support PAHS programs in:
- Intervention, to assist animals in immediate need
- Education, to foster compassion among people of all ages
- Advocacy, to encourage humane practices amoung public and private enterprises
Since 1908, the Palo Alto Humane Society (PAHS) has cared for animals across the mid-Peninsula region of the San Francisco Bay area. One of the few humane societies nationwide with no animal shelter, during the past 113 years we have continually carried out our mission of keeping animals out of shelters and in their homes through humane intervention, advocacy, and education. Through the years PAHS has championed issues related to the treatment of animals in medical research, created free spay/neuter programs, built advocacy and support programs for homeless cats, pursued legislation, and developed new and creative humane education programs.
PAHS subsidizes spaying and neutering of dogs, cats and rabbits, funds critical veterinary procedures, and provides financial assistance for pet owners who are unable to pay for emergencies. Our well-established Pet Help, Animal Rescue Fund, and Spay/Neuter programs have underwritten the care and spaying of thousands of animals, while collaborating with local veterinarians to subsidize critical treatments and surgeries to save animals so they can continue to live with their human families.
PAHS responds compassionately and proactively, believing the health of a community is based on the wellbeing of all residents, both animal and human. During the past 10 years we have helped more than 16,000 animals and reached more than 25,000 students and community members of all ages with our unique and creative Humane Educational Programs in schools and in other locations across the mid-Peninsula.
Please join us, and together we will continue carrying out our mission of creating compassionate communities through intervention, advocacy, and education—a mission aligned with our founders more than 100 years ago, but continually evolving in our quest to provide impactful and engaging community programs and services.
Gifts of Current Assets, Bequests, and other testamentary possibilities to consider:
Stocks and Bonds
Including PAHS in your long-term estate plans is simple and could provide you more financial flexibility. Your long-term support could leave a lasting impact on animals for generations to come. Some examples include:
Suggested Language for Your Will or Living Trust
Once you have decided to include Palo Alto Humane Society in your estate plan, you can include simple language to indicate your wishes:
A specific gift amount:
I give, devise, and bequeath to Palo Alto Humane Society, P.O. Box 60715, Palo Alto, CA 94306, Nonprofit Tax ID: 94-1358297 [the sum of $ _______] or [________% or my estate], or [________ shares of stock in _______ company] or [my real property, parcel number #_____ or located at _________].
A residual gift*:
I give, devise and bequeath to Palo Alto Humane Society, P.O. Box 60715, Palo Alto, CA 94306, Nonprofit Tax ID: 94-1358297 [all or a percentage] of the residue in my estate.
*Residue is defined as that which remains after debts and expenses of administration. Legacies and all other devises have been satisfied.
This information is not intended, as, nor should it be relied on, as financial or legal advice. For advice or assistance with your specific situation, please contact your attorney or financial adviser.