Donation Details

Below is information regarding donations collected by Facebook & PayPal. ‍

Friends of CountyPets is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. 

WHAT EXACTLY ARE THE DONATIONS FOR?

The donations help tremendously with rescuing animals out of the Harris County Animal Shelter through foster programs, transport programs, adoption, and rescue groups. They pay for veterinary care (spay/neuter, heartworms, skin infections, broken bones, etc), food and boarding. All rescues are run by people like you and me - animal advocates that work hard to save lives, treat and find new homes. Donations are the main funding source for all programs. Donations help encourage rescues, fosters and more to tag animals if they know they will have the means to care for the animal until they place with a new fur-ever family. Think of it as crowd-funding to save a life from the Harris County Animal Shelter. 


HOW DO WE COLLECT DONATIONS? 

We are currently using two main methods to collect donations: PayPal and Facebook.

  • PayPal: To make a general donation visit www.paypal.com/us/fundraiser/charity/118750.  Since it’s PayPal, it's easy and secure. You can also select from a variety of pre-selected programs or causes by visiting our website or this page
  • Facebook:  You can visit our Facebook page and click the donate button or visit https://www.facebook.com/fund/FOCPets/. Facebook operates as the payment processor of those donations. They also provide your donation acknowledgment for tax purposes.
  • Amazon Smile: This provides you an opportunity to give something back for your shopping performed with Amazon. Visit smile.amazon.com and select "Friends of County Pets" as your organization to support. The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases. The purchase price is the amount paid for the item minus any rebates and excluding shipping & handling, gift-wrapping fees, taxes, or service charges. Note this is not tax deductible by you.

All donations or campaign fundraisers made for restricted causes stay with those programs. 


AM I ABLE TO RECEIVE A TAX WRITE OFF FOR MY DONATION?

Probably. While we can not give tax advice, Friends of CountyPets is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. We use Constant Contact to send acknowledgments via email. Facebook does not always provide us with your email address and therefore we might not be able to automatically send you a Thank you for your gift. Email info@friendsofcountypets.org if you would like to receive an acknowledgment. Confirm with your tax advisor.