We are a community dedicated to helping animals of all types everywhere. We would like to thank the wonderful people who put forth their time and effort to organize charities to support and raise awareness for animals. The people who invest their time to organize and work these charities do not get compensated monetarily and are giving their time unselfishly to support these great causes. We would also like to thank the volunteers/donators for their time and contributions to keep these charities and organizations going. Our lives get busy, but we appreciate you for prioritizing and making volunteer work and charity a priority. The PEOPLES PET PALS family asks that you contribute in any way possible to the following charities. We need to support the organizations that support our animal friends. Thank-you charity organizers and volunteers.
Before the charities are listed on our website they our reviewed by our site administrator and their credentials are checked with the following groups. We suggest that before you volunteer or donate that you do some research of your own if you feel uncomfortable with an organization. PEOPLES PET PALS are not responsible for any misrepresentation given by any organization(s) listed.
Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance
IRS Search for Tax Exempt Organizations
National Association of State Charity Officials
SOME GOOD INFORMATION TO KEEP IN MIND WHEN DONATING
There are two types of donations that can be made to a 501(c)(3). A cash donation is the transfer of funds to a nonprofit. An in-kind donation is the transfer of any other type of asset. In-kind gifts are contributions of goods or services, other than cash grants. Examples of in-kind gifts include:
• Goods, like computers, software, furniture, and office equipment, for use by your organization or for special event auctions
• Services, like meeting space, photocopy and mail services, and administrative/financial support
• Expertise, like legal, tax, or business advice; marketing and website development; and strategic planning
• Cash equivalents, like stocks, bonds, and mutual funds
OTHER POINTS TO REMEMBER
• Never send cash donations. For security and tax purposes, it’s best to pay by check — made payable to the charity — or by credit card.
• Never wire money to someone claiming to be a charity. Scammers often request donations to be wired because wiring money is like sending cash: once you send it, you can’t get it back.
• Do not provide your credit or check card number, bank account number or any personal information until you’ve thoroughly researched the charity.
• What about texting? If you text to donate, the charge will show up on your mobile phone bill. If you’ve asked your mobile phone provider to block premium text messages — texts that cost extra — then you won’t be able to donate this way.