Where does your donation go?
- Your contribution helps offset the cost of housing nearly 2,000 unwanted, abandoned and abused animals at the shelter every year.
- Your donation helps provide veterinary care to animals housed at the shelter.
- Donations help to spay and neuter cats and dogs at the shelter.
- Additionally, you’re helping provide a low cost spay and neuter program to households that are unable to afford the surgery.
- By donating, you are also helping remove animals from situations of neglect and abus.
Without the kind and generous support of the community, SPCA St. John’s could not help the nearly two thousand animals that come through the shelter’s doors each year. With an annual operating budget of over $500,000, SPCA St. John’s relies primarily on the kind support of donors. Only ten percent of our annual funding comes from government institutions; the rest is obtained through generous donations and various fundraising events.
In 2012, the SPCA St. John's spent over $103,000 in veterinary bills, including a spay and neuter assistance program, medical testing,
vaccinations and treating sick animals at the shelter. We also spent over $473,000 in shelter operations, including shelter supplies, repairs
and maintenance, telephone service, fuel for shelter vehicles and salary.
To ensure unloved, neglected and abused animals in your community continue to have the support of the
SPCA, please donate today!
For the cost of your morning cup of coffee, you can make a difference in the lives of animals in need. Consider becoming a PAW
(Pre-Authorized Withdrawals) Pack donor today for as little as $10 a month.
“PAW Pack members are crucial to the SPCA St. John’s, providing year-round support for the year-round demands our shelter faces. It’s
easy to set up and means so much to the animals we care for.”
Simone Brown, President of SPCA St. John’s
What difference will your donation make?
Your donation of $15 each month provides daily nutrition for 25 animals.
By giving $50 per month, you are providing veterinary care for 12 animals a year or 5 spay and neuter surgeries to help control the
ever-growing pet population.
A $100 donation each month ensures emergency rescue and veterinary care for an animal who has been subjected to a lifetime of abuse or neglect.
By becoming a PAW Pack member today, you will receive a welcome kit containing:
- a certificate of appreciation
- the story of one animal who was given a second chance thanks to kind supporters like you
- an SPCA St. John’s PAW Pack magnet
With a donation of $50 or more each month, you will receive a PAW Pack t-shirt with your welcome kit.
And with a donation of $100 or more each month, you will receive a PAW Pack Member fleece jacket with your welcome kit.
Sign up today! [LINK TO BROCHURE & APPLICATION FORM]
For more information, please contact Jennifer at 682-7963 or email@example.com.
Leave a legacy
Leave a legacy of love by giving a planned gift, or bequest, to the SPCA St. John’s. Your planned gift helps ensure the longevity of our
programming by continuing to provide love and care for animals in need.
A Charitable Will Bequest is a direction in a donor’s will that instructs their executor(s) or trustee(s) to leave one or more of their assets to
the SPCA St. John’s. A Charitable Will Bequest is a meaningful way to reduce taxes, increase inheritances to loved ones and make a
Benefits of Charitable Will Bequests include:
Convenience – A Charitable Will Bequest can be made for any amount.
Simplicity – A Charitable Will Bequest is easy to arrange. The donor simply needs to instruct their lawyer to include a bequest to the SPCA
St. John’s in their will.
Cost-effectiveness – There are no extra out-of-pocket costs incurred by the donor and the donor’s present income will not decrease.
Tax Relief – A Charitable Will Bequest is a highly effective way to reduce estate taxes.
Tax Planning – The SPCA St. John’s will issue a charitable tax receipt for the full value of the bequest. This receipt will be used to reduce
the tax payable on the donor’s final income tax return. If the bequest exceeds 100% of the donor’s net income, the excess may be carried
back to the previous tax year.
Flexibility – A bequest can be for a specific amount, a percentage of the donor’s estate, or the residue of their estate – that is, a gift after the
donor’s debts have been paid and other bequests made.
Control – The donor retains use of the charitable gift asset for the duration of their lifetime.
Peace of Mind – A donor can make changes to their will at any time.
Satisfaction – Planned gifts are made for personal reasons in addition to ensuring that the SPCA St. John’s continues its commitment to
helping animals in need through its rescue, rehabilitation and adoption programs. As well, a bequest can create a lasting memorial for the
donor, their family or anyone they may wish to honour.
The SPCA St. John’s strongly recommends that anyone considering planned giving seek professional advice to ensure that their financial
goals are considered, their tax situation reviewed, and their planned gift is tailored to their personal circumstances.
For more information on a bequest, please contact Jennifer by calling (709) 682-7963 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.