How to Help

We love our senior pets, and we know you do too. If you’d like to help, there are several ways you can help Elderly Pets. With your support, we’ll be able to continue to implement our various programs and services to the animals who need it most. More than 6.5 million animals are surrendered to shelters each year. Our goal is to end senior pet abandonment and premature euthanization. With your gift, we can change the trajectory for unwanted senior pets. We offer a number of ways for you to support our mission and help senior pets. 

Ways to Help Senior Pets and Leave a Lasting Legacy

A Gift in Your Will – Planned Gifts

A gift in your will or living trust extends your protection of at risk senior pets —and often allows you to make an even bigger impact than you ever thought possible. Whether you give a set amount or a percentage of your estate, you can have an extraordinary, positive impact on our senior pets who are at risk for abandonment or unnecessary euthanization.

Some planned gifts can help you lower your taxable income now. By planning ahead now, you can leave a lasting legacy in the future. Here are some ways to plan for the future. 

Bequest:

  • A specific bequest of money or property naming the Elderly Pet Organization as a beneficiary
  • Residual bequest of the remainder of the estate after specific bequests
  • Contingent bequest in which the gift occurs if the original beneficiaries die before the donor

Planned Gifts

  • Charitable remainder trust
  • Charitable Gift annuity
  • Charitable Lead Trust
  • Life Tenancy Agreement

Life Insurance

  • You can name the Elderly Pet Organization as the beneficiary of a new life insurance policy, which is revocable by the donor
  • The Elderly Pet Organization can be named as the owner and beneficiary of a new life insurance policy, which is irrevocable
  • An existing life insurance policy can be changed to include the Elderly Pet Organization as a beneficiary or to transfer ownership of the policy to the Elderly Pet Organization

Qualified retirement plan

  • The Elderly Pet Organization can be named as the beneficiary of a tax-deferred retirement plan, including IRA, 401(k), 403(b) Keogh, etc

Donate Appreciated Securities Stocks, Bonds Etc. 

If you’re looking for a tax-smart way to meet the needs of both people and senior animals, consider a gift of appreciated securities. When you give appreciated stock, mutual funds, or bonds that you’ve owned for more than one year, you can avoid capital gains tax and receive a charitable income tax deduction when you itemize.

Donor Advised Funds

A donor advised fund, which is like a charitable savings account, gives you the flexibility to recommend how much and how often money is granted to the Elderly Pet Organization and other qualified charities. You can recommend a grant or recurring grants now to make an immediate impact or use your fund as a tool for future charitable gifts.

Donate Cryptocurrency: Why Donate in Crypto?

Reduced capital gains taxes — donating cryptocurrency is a non-taxable event, meaning you do not owe capital gains tax on the appreciated amount and can deduct it on your taxes.

Enhanced security — cryptocurrencies use cryptography and blockchain technologies to encrypt, secure, and verify transactions and proof of ownership.

Protected privacy — cryptocurrencies systems are not tied to a central authority, thereby better protecting user privacy and allowing a degree of anonymity.

Increased efficiency — unlike traditional transaction methods, which can take days to process, the donation of cryptocurrency can process in only minutes.

If you include the Elderly Pet Organization in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.

  • Legal name: Elderly Pet
  • Address: 175 Danielson Pike, #709, North Scituate, RI 02857
  • Federal tax ID number: 83-1303806

Other Ways to Help Senior Pets

Donate Your Unwanted Items

Donate your gently used and new items like clothing, handbags, jewelry, electronics, collectibles and home décor items. Items should be in NEW or LIKE NEW condition with no rips, tears, holes, or stains and should be freshly laundered. 

Simply ship your items to us! Fill a box with up to 70 pounds of unwanted items and get a label from Give Back Box. Your donation is tax deductible. Click to see a list of items we accept and don’t accept.

Donate via Pay Pal

Your cash donation is tax deductible. Please contact us if you need a donation receipt. 

Shop for a Cause

When you shop for products on our site, a portion of each sale benefits Elderly Pets. 

Shop for a cause on eBay for Charity. A portion of all sales from our eBay partners benefits Elderly Pets.

Shop eBay for Charity

Shop Elderly Pet Official Merchandise; a portion of each sale benefits our cause.

We simply cannot thank you enough for visiting our website and for your consideration to help Elderly Pets. We cannot do what we do without your support and we truly appreciate you! Thank you!!!

The information on this website is not intended as legal or tax advice. For such advice, please consult an attorney or tax advisor. Figures cited in any examples are for illustrative purposes only. References to tax rates include federal taxes only and are subject to change. State law may further impact your individual results. California residents: Annuities are subject to regulation by the State of California. Payments under such agreements, however, are not protected or otherwise guaranteed by any government agency or the California Life and Health Insurance Guarantee Association. Oklahoma residents: A charitable gift annuity is not regulated by the Oklahoma Insurance Department and is not protected by a guaranty association affiliated with the Oklahoma Insurance Department. South Dakota residents: Charitable gift annuities are not regulated by and are not under the jurisdiction of the South Dakota Division of Insurance.

Please note that all cryptocurrency donations are non-refundable. It’s recommended to seek advice from your CPA regarding the characterization and tax treatment of any gains or losses before donating virtual currency.

 

About Us

The Elderly Pet Organization is a 501C3 non profit organization whose mission is to provide information and education about senior pets. Our goal is to end senior pet abandonment and premature euthanization, while increasing senior pet adoptions throughout the US. We accept donations of unwanted items, as well as cash donations to help us with our cause. Read more about us.

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