Cryptocurrencies Can Save Pets’ Lives

Save the lives of shelter animals by donating cryptocurrency: Berkeley Humane now accepts over 60 forms of crypto, including Bitcoin and Ethereum.

Berkeley Humane Among First Animal Shelters Accepting Bitcoin, Ethereum, and More!

December 22, 2021 
Contact: Morgan Pulleyblank
Director of Development & Communications 

BERKELEY, Calif – The Berkeley-East Bay Humane Society (Berkeley Humane) has made it easy to use cryptocurrency to save the lives of shelter animals by now accepting over 60 forms of crypto, including Bitcoin and Ethereum. Cryptocurrency donations have the benefit for the donor of maximizing their impact while avoiding capital gains taxes. 
Berkeley Humane is one of the first animal shelters in the country to accept cryptocurrencies, proving that through their 125-year history of saving the lives of dogs and cats, they remain at the forefront of innovative ways to save lives.  

The donation process can be completed at in under three minutes and all cryptocurrency donations will be immediately put to use in saving the dogs and cats in need of urgent care. 

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“Donating non-cash assets is a smart way to maximize your impact while minimizing your tax liability,” commented Jeffrey Zerwekh, Berkeley Humane’s Executive Director. “This year, expenses are up and revenue isn’t keeping pace, so non-cash gifts are even more important than ever to Berkeley Humane.”  

“It was a no-brainer for me to make my annual gift with crypto,” commented Jason Abrams, Berkeley Humane Board Member. “I’m proud to be using my crypto to save the lives of dogs and cats.” 

Berkeley Humane is an expert in saving the lives of dogs and cats, not in tax law, so be sure to check with your financial advisor about the implications of such a donation to a nonprofit organization. 

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