The Seal Beach Animal Care Center is a non-profit, pro-humane shelter that provides a safe haven for lost, homeless, abused and abandoned animals. We have been bringing pets and people together since 1988!
The Care Center is supported solely by donations and fundraisers and because we are a pro-humane organization, we incur far more medical expenses than most other shelters. From treating simple conditions such as upper respiratory infection to providing life-saving surgeries, we are committed to giving each cat and dog every opportunity for a happy and healthy “second chance.”
All gifts to SBACC qualify for both a state and federal tax deduction for the fair market value of the gift, and immediately provide SBACC with necessary operating funds. If you are interested in helping the Care Center continue its work, currently or in the years to come, you can make a lasting contribution through the following vehicles:
Your membership donation entitles you to receive our newsletter and to vote in our elections. There are currently four (4) types of membership:
or click on any of the types to go to the PDF version below.
Forms may be printed and mailed with donation to: 1700 Adolfo Lopez Drive, Seal Beach; CA 90740.
TREE OF LIFE
We are pleased to offer a program that allows you to make a donation in honor of or in memory of a person or pet. Any such donation of $100 or more entitles you to a gold leaf on our Tree of Life, which will be engraved with a message of your choice and prominently displayed in our lobby. You can download our printable form and send it to us along with payment. If you have any questions, please call us at (562) 430-4993 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
COMMEMORATIVE TILES & NAMING OPPORTUNITIES
Another way to honor a person or a pet would be with a beautiful commemorative tile! We have a lovely wall outside the Helen Sanders Cat Facility to display these tiles. Most of the tiles there now represent donations toward the original cat building construction. However, there is plenty of room for expansion and donations can be directed to other areas – dog, cat or just general needs! Here’s a way to donate and also honor pets and/or people of your choice! A form for naming opportunities for the cat building, including the tiles, can be downloaded here, printed and mailed with your donation. The picture tiles are custom designed with the photos of your choice. The $1,000 large picture tiles are 8×8, $500 small picture tiles are 6×6 and the $250 paw print and name tiles are 4×4. We have room and enclosure naming opportunities as well!
SEAL BEACH ANIMAL CARE CENTER TRIBUTE FUND
A contribution of any amount can be made in honor of or in memory of a person or pet. Just download the printable form and send it to us with your contribution, and we will send a card to the family or individual in whose name the donation was made, and will send you a card recognizing the donation.
DONATIONS THROUGH SHOPPING!
Here are two ways to give while shopping:
- Shop thousands of stores through adoptashelter.com or igive.com
- Purchase dog kennel supplies through dogkennelscenter.com and use promo code SBACC at checkout to receive a 10% discount and send all profits from your purchase to the SBACC!
A gift through a Will must go through the Superior Probate Court and takes approximately one year before SBACC receives the gift. Because SBACC is a tax exempt charity, the gift is not subject to inheritance taxes.
A gift through a Trust allows SBACC to receive your gift immediately upon your passing. Because SBACC is a tax-exempt charity the gift is not subject to inheritance taxes.
CHARITABLE REMAINDER TRUST
This concept allows an individual to transfer an asset to SBACC and 1) not pay capital gains taxes, 2) receive lifetime income from the gift, and 3) realize an income tax deduction. The asset (Real Estate or Stock) would be gifted to SBACC rather than sold, and the gift would be made at full market value and become irrevocable. SBACC would then sell the asset and purchase an annuity based on the asset value providing a lifetime income to the donor and upon death of the donor the principal of the annuity would revert to SBACC.
OTHER GIFTING IDEAS
Gifts can also be left through a Life Insurance Policy, Pension or Retirement Plan, a Charitable Trust or even by giving art, automobiles or stocks. (Please note, if donating a vehicle or boat, it is preferred to use a 3rd party charity such as Cars4Causes and specify the Seal Beach Animal Care Center as the beneficiary.)
We appreciate any donation you can make to help us care for our many homeless pets. However, we also need homes for our special babies who have ongoing conditions that require medication and/or treatment, while others just need a quiet loving home. Often, the pets that need our love and care the most are the most loving in return. If you have room in your heart and your home, please come in and visit our wonderful cats and dogs.