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Save Lives with Us!

Berkeley Humane is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization (Tax ID #94-1347069) that relies on the public’s generosity to fund our life-saving efforts. With a few clicks, you can donate to improve the lives of shelter animals who need it most.  

Tax-Efficient Giving

Stock

Your stock can have a huge impact on dogs and cats—because you can deduct the whole value of the stock without having to pay capital gains taxes!

Cryptocurrency

Donating Crypto is one of the most tax-efficient ways to support shelter dogs and cats. You avoid paying capital gains taxes, so your donation goes even farther!

IRA Donations

Once you turn 72, you must take a required minimum distribution from your IRA. A gift to Berkeley Humane is a great way to meet this requirement while saving lives! For more information, please contact your IRA administrator.

Donor-Advised Fund

Your Donor-Advised Fund is an ideal vehicle to maximize your tax savings and easily donate to Berkeley Humane! Visit our site below or check with your DAF administrator for more information.

Real Estate

By donating property, you can reduce or avoid capital gains tax, take a substantial income tax deduction, or receive income for life. Best of all, your generosity benefits shelter animals for many years to come.  

Questions or need assistance? Please call the fundraising hotline at (510) 990-3505 or contact us online for support.

Hope Medical Fund

The Hope Medical Fund supports our onsite veterinary hospital so we can help sick or injured animals. The sad truth is, animals with medical needs are often passed over due to the high cost commitment. Treating them gives them the second chance they deserve.

This year, we will need $400,000 to medically prepare 1,000 animals for adoption. 

Sponsor a Shelter Animal

Make a donation to sponsor a dog or cat’s cost of care while in our shelter! Your donation will directly care for a shelter animal awaiting adoption.

A Week of Meals

$25 will cover the cost of meals for one animal for one week. We feed every one of our animals a veterinarian recommended diet, customized to their specific needs.

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Flea and Tick Treatments

$50 will cover the cost of flea and tick treatment for cats and dogs.

Before becoming available for adoption, each animal receives medical and behavior evaluations, vaccines, a microchip, spay or neuter surgery, flea and tick preventative treatments, worm treatment, and felv/fiv (at the discretion of our veterinarian) test for cats or heart worm preventative for dogs.

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Life-Saving Vaccines

$75 will provide life-saving vaccines and medications for a shelter dog or cat.

Before becoming available for adoption, each animal receives medical and behavior evaluations, vaccines, a microchip, spay or neuter surgery, flea and tick preventative treatments, worm treatment, and felv/fiv (at the discretion of our veterinarian) test for cats or heartworm preventative for dogs.

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A Month of Meals

$100 will help cover the cost of meals for one animal for one month. We feed every one of our animals a veterinarian recommended diet, customized to their specific needs.

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Spay & Neuter Surgeries

$150 will help cover the cost of one spay or neuter surgery. Before becoming available for adoption, each animal receives medical and behavior evaluations, vaccines, a microchip, spay or neuter surgery, flea and tick preventative treatments, worm treatment, and felv/fiv (at the discretion of our veterinarian) test for cats or heart worm preventative for dogs.

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Adoption Fees

$200 will help cover an adoption fee, allowing someone else to adopt a new best friend. Adoption fees help us cover the cost of evaluations, meals, enrichment activities, vaccines, and other preventative treatments for every animal in our care.

$ 200.00
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More Ways to Donate

Planned Giving

Leave a legacy of love. Designating Berkeley Humane in your will, trust, or other charitable giving plans sustains our lifesaving programs to thousands of animals for years to come.

Vehicle Donation

Do you have an old car, truck, van, motorcycle, trailer, boat, or RV? Donate your old clunker and turn it into dollars for rescuing shelter animals!

Donate By Mail

Checks may be made out to “Berkeley Humane” and mailed to our adoption center:

2700 Ninth St.
Berkeley, CA 94710

Amazon Wishlist

Send our dogs, cats, or hospital special items from our Wish List!

Shop Amazon Smile with Berkeley Humane as your charity of choice, and your purchase will go even further to help shelter animals. 

Shopping & Givebacks

Did you know that many companies (such as your employer) and retailers offer special matches and programs so you can benefit shelter animals while doing everyday things? 

Items to Donate

We accept donations of gently-loved human items at our Thrift Shop. We accept donations of dog and cat items at our Adoption Center. Please visit our FAQ page for details on where and what to donate.

Click here to generate a receipt for your donated items.

Make a Bigger Impact

Kitty Condo

Your $1,500 Kitty Condo Club sponsorship is recognized with a personalized placard displayed for one year as a testament to your support.

Kitty Condo Club

Make a big difference in the lives of Berkeley Humane’s cats, kittens, dogs, and puppies! Your club sponsorship underwrites the costs of medical care for hundreds of shelter pets waiting to be adopted over the course of one year.

An annual Kitty Condo Club $1,500 sponsorship is recognized with a personalized placard. Placards are displayed for one year as a testament to your support, which is critical to caring for these animals when they need it the most. Consider making it your $125 monthly gift to Berkeley Humane!

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Nutritious Meals

Your $2,500 donation will feed all of our shelter dogs and cats for a month! Donors are recognized on our calendar and we will share our gratitude to our 25,000+ social media followers, and the greater animal-loving community!

Nutritious Meals 2023

It takes $2,500 a month to feed Berkeley Humane’s homeless animals a healthy wet and dry food, including special bottle formula for underage kittens and prescription food for animals with medically-compromised immune systems. Your $2,500 donation will sponsor a month’s worth of food for our shelter animals in 2023.

Your donation will be recognized on our 2023 calendar and we will share our gratitude to our 25,000+ social media followers, and the greater animal-loving community!


Thank You to Our 2023 Sponsors

 

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Nutritious Meals 2024

It takes $2,500 a month to feed Berkeley Humane’s homeless animals a healthy wet and dry food, including special bottle formula for underage kittens and prescription food for animals with medically-compromised immune systems. Your $2,500 donation will sponsor a month’s worth of food for our shelter animals in 2024.

Your donation will be recognized on our 2024 calendar and we will share our gratitude to our 25,000+ social media followers, and the greater animal-loving community!


Thank You to Our 2024 Sponsors

 

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Partner with Us

Berkeley Humane is proud to partner with our animal-loving community! Opportunities include event sponsorships, raffle donations, and more.

questions?

If you have any questions about making a donation or need assistance, please call the fundraising hotline at (510)990-3505 or contact us online. Thank you for your support of Berkeley Humane and shelter animals!

February 14th is Berkeley Humane’s Giving Day! Gifts up to $25,000 will be matched so we can save more animals like Bailey, who suffered years of neglect and abuse before arriving at Berkeley Humane. Despite her trauma, Bailey gives kisses, cuddles, and her trust freely—all in hope for a little bit of love in return. Will you show your love for Bailey and deserving animals like her? You can save twice as many shelter pets by donating today!
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Your donation will be DOUBLED for twice the impact this #GivingTuesday!

The Aloha Dog Project—made possible by Berkeley Humane’s Hope Medical Fund—transports dogs from Kona, Hawai’i to the San Francisco Bay Area with the help of travelers. Overwhelmed by the volume of strays and surrenders, the Island’s small, overcrowded shelter faces hard decisions, and survival for these Kona dogs can depend on a ticket to the mainland. Will you save the Aloha Dogs? Your donation will be MATCHED this #GivingTuesday!!

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This year expenses have skyrocketed just to provide basic services. All our community programs experienced their highest demand—ever. Our behavior and training classes, low-cost vaccine and spay/neuter programs, rehoming services, and free pet food distribution all served as a lifeline for local families. At the same time, shelters across the greater Bay Area and California continue to be overcrowded with animals in need. Your tax-deductible gift is desperately needed today. With your generous support, we plan to save even more lives in 2024.

best gift idea this holiday season!

Give a gift that matters—a gift of love and lasting impact in honor of your loved one. 

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  • STEP 4: Together, we save lives ❤
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