Donations

Donating to Stray Rescue

 

Stray Rescue is committed to rescuing homeless animals as fast as our resources allow. Not only do we rescue off the city streets of St. Louis and East St. Louis, we take in many injured and abused dogs brought to the city pound by animal control officers. Most of the dogs and cats that we take in are malnourished, ill, injured or have been abused, so you can imagine that our veterinarian expenses are quite high. We believe that if an animal has the courage to survive on the mean streets, it deserves to be medically treated and live its remaining years in a loving home.

The need is constant and expenses creep up every year. Please consider one of the many ways of donating to support our efforts to help the animals. A tax donation letter will sent in response to all gifts. Gifts from supporters like you will always be Stray Rescue's primary source of revenue. Thank you for caring. (Stray Rescue is not affiliated with any other humane organization nor does it benefit from any government revenue or the United Way.)

  • Monthly Recurring Donation via PayPal

Send a Check Today

Please mail your check to:
Stray Rescue of St. Louis
2320 Pine Street
St. Louis, MO 63103

Credit Card/Debit Card Donation

Please call (314) 771-6121 to make a credit card donation if you prefer to not use Paypal.

Memorials/Tributes

Honor a loved one with a gift that will help save a dog. A memorial can be a heartwarming gesture for someone who has lost a loved one. A happy tribute in honor of a special birthday, anniversary or a marriage can be a meaningful and compassionate gift. The donor receives a tax donation letter, and the recipient of the tribute or memorial receives an acknowledgement letter.

Download the tribute form

Planned Giving

Remembering Stray Rescue in your estate planning will help ensure that we continue to grow and expand. Planned gifts leave behind a living legacy of compassion, as your gift will be helping to end the suffering for many animals. These gifts not only help the animals, but can also help you meet your financial, tax and estate planning goals. Consulting an attorney who specializes in estate planning will be of great assistance to you. Click on the links below to learn of the different ways your planned gift can save homeless animals:

To insure that Stray Rescue receives your designated gift, please include the following language in your planned gift:

Stray Rescue of St. Louis
Tax ID # 43-1823801
2320 Pine Street
St. Louis, Mo. 63103

If you include Stray Rescue in your planned giving or have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at (314) 771-6121. For more information about planned giving, check out the Leave a Legacy website which has great information for you, the donor.

Remember Stray Rescue in Your Will

There are many ways in which you can remember Stray Rescue in your will. This is a simple and common way to leave a lasting gift to a charity. Examples include leaving a specified amount of cash, an investment fund, or a percentage of your estate. Consulting an attorney may be beneficial in assisting you with your wishes.

To guarantee that Stray Rescue receives your bequest, please include the following text in your will:

Stray Rescue of St. Louis
Tax ID # 43-1823801
2320 Pine Street
St. Louis, Mo. 63103

Trusts

Revocable Living Trust

A Revocable Living Trust is not subject to probate and remains private. Upon your death, a trust insures a quick resolution of your wishes saving money and time for those you leave behind.

Charitable Remainder Trusts

This type of trust allows you to contribute to Stray Rescue and receive guaranteed payments for life or for a length of time as designated. Payments can either be a fixed amount or a percentage of your assets. A Charitable Remainder Trust offers many estate and income tax benefits as well. You can design this trust yourself with the help of an attorney.

Insurance Policies

Naming Stray Rescue as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy is another way of supporting Stray Rescue. Stray Rescue can be named as either the primary beneficiary or as a secondary beneficiary in case the primary beneficiary predeceases you.

Real Estate

A gift of real estate is another way you can help Stray Rescue. However, no gifts of property will be accepted until an appraisal is completed and it is examined for potential liability. Stray Rescue reserves the right to reject any gifts of real property.

Personal Property

Personal property such as jewelry and collections of art is one way to bequest Stray Rescue. There are legal guidelines that must be followed when planning this type of gift and consulting with an attorney will be beneficial.
 

Vehicle Donation

Donate a vehicle you no longer need to Stray Rescue and receive a tax deduction in the process. Click here to learn more!

 

Retirement Benefits

A gift to Stray Rescue may keep your retirement assets from being absorbed by income and possibly estate taxes. The simple act of changing your beneficiary to Stray Rescue will direct those retirement assets to be used to make a gift from their estate, and thus preserve the balance of the estate for family and friends. The economic bailout plan signed by President Bush in October 2008 (H.R.1424) includes a two-year extension of the IRA Rollover provision. The provision is made retroactive to January 1, 20-08 and will apply to gifts through December 31, 2009. If a donor is a minimum of 70 1/2 years of age, he/she can make a gift to a charitable organization from an IRA and Roth IRA without having to count the distribution as taxable income. This applies to gifts up to $100,000 and this is a beneficial option to donors who do not itemize their tax deductions and who would not normally receive any tax benefit for their charitable giving.

Work Place Giving

Many employers will match an employee's gift (either 50-100%) to a charitable organization. Check with your employer to see if they will match your payroll deduction as a simple means of supporting Stray Rescue.

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