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San Diego Humane Society Car Donation Program

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Car Donation to San Diego Humane Society

You can help create a world where animals are safe when you donate a car to the San Diego Humane Society through Cars2Charities. As an open-admission shelter, the independent nonprofit shows compassion to unwanted pets by providing the highest quality veterinary medicine, ensuring their health and welfare. Thousands of animals are receiving proper treatment and care instead of being euthanized, thanks to their good work.

Why should I donate my car to the San Diego Humane Society?

Kittens in San Diego are rescued and receive round-the-clock care in the Kitchen Nursery program, which has aided more than 13,000 felines since it was established in 2009. It is so well run that the Kitchen Nursery has served as a model for similar facilities across the country.

Are you considering a new car? This is a great opportunity because not only do you get new wheels along with a really easy way to rid yourself of a vehicle you don’t need, your vehicle donation to the San Diego Humane Society gives you a tax write-off.

Your generosity is extended to needy animals – more than 60,000 per year – by finding adoptive families and offering spay and neutering for dogs and cats. When they place adopted pets, they find loving homes and make sure the animals are vaccinated and microchipped. The costs total more than $40,000 per day.

And when you donate a car to charity, you’re also helping people. A car, truck or SUV donation to the San Diego Humane Society also assists low-income individuals who want to keep their pets. The organization’s PAWS program is a safety net and enables people who are attached to their animals to maintain that connection, which is a win for both of them.SDHS1

Have you been thinking it’s time to upgrade your car? Perhaps you take clients on calls with you so you need something nicer. Or if it’s been with your mechanic more than you, something’s wrong. An article on Edmunds.com talks about that point where you may as well be putting money toward a car payment rather than repairs.

Have you caught a vision for a greener America? San Diego has 57 charging stations with a total of 68 ports at 15 locations! It means that electric car charging stations are always within your reach which makes owning one a lot easier than you thought.

There’s one at Balboa Park and other recreation locations including:
• Bonita Cove
• Hourglass Community Park
• Ocean Air Recreation Center
• Otay Mesa-Nestor Library
• Nobel Park Athletic Area
• Many others

And imagine the money you save on gas!

How do you donate your car to the San Diego Humane Society?

When you reach that point when you need a new car you have the dilemma about what to do with your old car. The easiest way to send your vehicle on its way is to donate your vehicle to the San Diego Humane Society through Cars2Charities.
Just call us at 855-520-2100 or donate online. We arrange a pick-up of your donation vehicle at a time and place that’s convenient for you.

It’s seriously that easy! We take care of all the details and you become a hero to animals.

We’ve been in the business for more than 30 years and our process is smooth sailing. Within 30 days of the sale of your car, we send you and the Humane Society the proper paperwork, compliant with IRS regulations, so you have the Form 1098-C for your tax preparer. 

Do you get a car donation tax deduction when donating a car to the San Diego Humane Society?

Yes, you do. Because it’s a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, you can write it off your taxes. Wherever you live – in or outside of Connecticut – it’s a great thing to be able to benefit animals in need with a car or truck donation to the San Diego Humane Society.

SDHS3When you drop your tax forms off at Regal Group, do they encourage you to come up with more write-offs? You can do an auto donation any time of year and apply it to your taxes. It’s an easy way to put a smile on your accountant’s face.

If it still seems like a foreign idea to donate your car, check out the opinions of some Southern California CPAs on their website.

Our streamlined process has some advantages over other car donation programs. When we pick up your car, our technicians look it over for necessary alterations. Our research shows that cars with the changes tend to sell for about 25-50% more than those without changes. Because your deduction is based on the final sale price, that means you get to write off more. It also means a bigger car charity donation to the San Diego Humane Society.

Can I donate a motorcycle to the San Diego Humane Society? An RV or Boat?

Yes, there are many types of vehicles that become cash for the cause.

If you’re in the Shadow Riders, you never leave a fellow biker behind. But there comes a time when you’re falling behind your buddies in a different way – you need a newer, faster ride. Keep in mind when you head to San Diego BMW you can make a motorcycle donation to the San Diego Humane Society.

The National Parks are a great way to educate your family about the out-of-doors. There’s nothing like pulling into Yosemite Valley, being wowed time and time again. But eventually, your RV doesn’t fit your needs anymore. When you consider a nicer Coachmen or a hip, newly restored Airstream, donate an RV to the San Diego Humane Society through Cars2Charities.

Are you a fisherman or water skier who is familiar with the Chula Vista boat launch? If you got out on the water a lot more in your youth and your boat’s just sitting in your slip at Harbor Island, turn it into a means of comfort with a boat donation to the San Diego Humane Society. SDHS4

If you live in Escondido or Solana Beach, you may drive a golf cart around the neighborhood. If you lose the battery life or want to buy something bigger and better, donate a golf cart to the San Diego Humane Society!

Caring for animals is a universal value. We all see how helpless unwanted pets are, and realize they need our help in order to survive. If you’ve wanted a chance to donate a car to animals, we’re ready to handle it for you. When you make a car donation to the San Diego Humane Society, the organization has greater resources to find homes for innocent animals and provide the medical care they deserve.

When it looks like you’re replacing your vehicle, or if you have one you don’t need, call us to schedule a pickup of your car. Animals in San Diego County need your help.

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How to donate your car – and get the best tax deduction. You Simply...

  • Fill out a few fields on our donation form, or call 855-520-2100

What We Do

  • We arrange for a fast, free, easy pickup
  • We handle all paperwork, including full release of liability
  • We maximize the value of your gift: we improve how it looks and runs – so you get the biggest tax deduction

Why donate a vehicle?

  • Tired of paying storage fees – or other ownership costs?
  • Are your repair bills higher than the car is worth?
  • Do you want to avoid the headache of selling a car?
  • Will a dealership give you the value your car deserves?

Whatever your reason for donating a car, we make it so easy. Simply tell us a few key details, or call to speak with a knowledgeable and friendly Coordinator. We can be reached 7 days a week, at 855-520-2100.

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