One of our four big needs is adoption. What makes that one of the big four? Adoptions allow us to help abandoned and unwanted cats and dogs find a loving home. With each adoption, a life is saved.
Also with each adoption the shelter, through the adoption fee, gets the much needed financial support to continue its lifesaving efforts.
They are your best source when looking for a pet. Pet Welfare has a great selection of cats and dogs that are already spayed or neutered and up to date on all shots and you can see them all at our Pet Finder pages.
At Pet Welfare we screen all animals that come to our shelter. We ensure every animal is evaluated for temperament. The volunteers give special attention to every "new" resident to the shelter to make them feel at home during their adjustment period. During the interview process the adopter will ask many questions to ensure that the pet you are thinking about adopting is the best match for you, your family, and situation. We at Pet Welfare take each and every adoption very seriously.
Come in and meet our community of cats and dogs - we are sure if you are ready to adopt that we have the right pet for you and your family.
Pet Welfare is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt, charitable, nonprofit organization. Cash gifts are very important to Pet Welfare and are the easiest way to support our work. You can simply write a check or send a money order. Donations are deductible to the full extent allowed by law.
100% of all monetary donations go directly to maintain the shelter and to provide a safe and healthy environment for the animals while they wait to be adopted into a forever home of their own!
Pet Welfare will put your gift to work immediately on behalf of our animals.
The donations are used for:
By CHECK OR MONEY ORDER mail to:
Online through PayPal donation click the Donate button below
*Register with www.iGive.com, designate Pet Welfare as your cause, and a percentage of your online shopping will be donated to Pet Welfare.
*Register with Amazon Smiles at smile.amazon.com, designate Pet Welfare Advisory Council as your cause, and a portion of your online shopping will be donated to Pet Welfare.
*NOTE: Use iGive and Amazon Smile together and one online shopping trip can provide Pet Welfare with 2 donations. Click here for the instructions.
You can donate through the United Way Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). Our CFC number is 31482.
Although there are some restrictions and annual limitations in the tax code, you can generally take a charitable deduction on your income tax return for the cash amount or fair market value of your gift.
We always welcome and truly appreciate your cash gifts. Did you know that there are other ways to give and support Pet Welfare? Please consider gift-giving plans as an integral part of your total estate planning. We encourage you to discuss these methods with your financial and legal advisors to determine a strategy that is most appropriate for you.
Bequest - By naming Pet Welfare in your will, you leave a legacy without giving up assets during your lifetime. A specific bequest in your will may help you save on estate taxes.
To our friends who wish to remember Pet Welfare in their Wills, the following form is recommended:
"I hereby give, devise and bequeath to Pet Welfare, whose shelter is located on Range Road, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, 32542, the sum of $_________. These funds are to be used for the purpose of operating and maintaining the shelter as determined by the Pet Welfare Board of Directors."
(It is suggested that you take this form to your attorney so that your specific request may be incorporated into your will.)
Living Trust - You (or a beneficiary) receive the income from trust assets, and you name who will ultimately receive the remainder of the trust assets. Since the trust assets bypass probate, the terms are private.
Insurance Policy - You may be able to take a charitable donation when you name Pet Welfare as beneficiary and assign us ownership of a life insurance policy. And since the proceeds are removed from your estate, you may benefit from reduced estate taxes.
Stocks and Bonds - There are no capital gains taxes on the appreciation in value, no second tax on accumulated earnings by averting a dividend distribution, and you may benefit from an income tax deduction for the charitable contribution.
Memorials or Gifts - Many donations to Pet Welfare have been inspired by the memory of loved ones. Our pets are devoted companions who give us their friendship, love and acceptance. Often, the loss of an animal friend can be one of life's most difficult experiences. Making a donation to Pet Welfare is a personal way to honor the memory of a pet or person. This meaningful gesture will keep the spirit of a lost loved one alive, while helping all the animals.
To keep our shelter running smoothly it takes an entire team of motivated and dedicated volunteers. At the shelter we have a morning shift, an evening shift (every day of the week, 365 days a year) plus the office is open Monday - Saturday, 0900 - 1300 (9:00am - 1:00pm) for adoptions. We are always in need of dedicated volunteers!
If yes, click here for instructions on becoming a volunteer at Pet Welfare.
If you would like to help, Pet Welfare is always in need of the following items:
Looking for a meaningful and lasting gift for a Pet Lover? Donate a Kuranda dog or cat bed to one of our shelter residents in the name of a friend or family member. A personalized gift card will be mailed to them to inform them of the wonderful gift you have selected in their name. Donate a Kuranda bed.