Ways to Give

Your contribution, large or small, will allow Citizens for Animal Protection to save helpless animals from needless suffering. We invite you to visit CAP’s shelter and see for yourself how people like you have made a difference for animals. CAP receives no government funding and relies solely on private donations and fundraising efforts. You can help us help animals through a donation today! Or consider attending one of our fundraising events, such as the annual Celebrity Paws Gala - have fun, meet fellow animal-lovers and help homeless pets - all with one special ticket!

Your tax-deductible contribution to Citizens for Animal Protection is one of the most satisfying investments you could ever make. Your dollars can mean the difference between life and death for an animal in need. Please help us save just one pet...more, if you can. In return, you receive no gifts or prizes. Instead, you get a really good feeling inside. And that, we believe, is the greatest dividend of all!

Donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law. Gifts of securities are also welcome. And please, remember CAP in your will. A financial report and specific information of CAP programs and activities are available upon request from CAP, 17555 Katy Freeway, Houston, TX 77094.

Monetary Donations

Online Donations

You can make an immediate difference in a sheltered animal's life through a contribution today - we use a secure online donation processing service that accepts Visa, Mastercard, and American Express. You can make a one-time gift or set up recurring donation and also make memorial or honor gifts. You will receive a tax receipt by email as well as by mail. Donate Today!

Giving by Mail

If you prefer to mail in your gift to CAP, please make a check out to "Citizens for Animal Protection" and mail to:
Citizens for Animal Protection
Attn: Helping Animals - Website
17555 Katy Freeway
Houston, Texas 77094

Giving by Phone

We can take your donation by any major credit card, over the phone. Please call (281) 497-0591 to make a donation by phone.

Honor / Memorial Gifts

When you make your gift you may choose to honor or memorialize a person or a pet. If donating online, please be sure to fill out all of the information in that section of the form so that we can promptly send an acknowledgment of your generosity to the honoree.

Matching Gift Programs

Your company may match your gift to CAP. Contact your human resources department to determine if your employer will match your gift and what steps you need to take to complete the match. Corporate matching is a great way to double and sometimes triple your gift to CAP!

IRA Distributions

Congress has extended a law that allows individuals 70.5 or older to make tax-free gifts now to qualified charitable organizations like CAP using funds transferred directly from their IRA's. You can transfer any amount up to $100,000. There is no income tax deduction for the distribution to CAP because the gift comes from IRA funds that have never been taxed.

Also, the distribution counts towards fulfilling your required minimum distribution known as RMD from your IRA in the current tax year. The distribution is excluded from your gross income for federal tax purposes which is a real advantage at tax time. You benefit regardless of whether you itemize your tax deductions or not.

Government Employee Giving

CAP is a participating charity for the employees of the City of Houston, the State of Texas and the U.S. Federal Government. If you so choose, you can designate all or part of your gift to Citizens for Animal Protection. Below is a listing of the codes that you should use when designating your gift to CAP:

  • City of Houston is the CMC - Combined Municipal Campaign - code no. 2216
  • State of Texas is the SECC - State Employee Charitable Campaign - code no. 33-4141
  • U.S. Federal Government is the CFC - Combined Federal Campaign - code no. 51951.

These campaigns all run from September to December each year.

Wish List & In-Kind Gifts

Donate everyday shelter items such as dog and cat food, newspapers, and paper towels, as well as office supplies and equipment.  Check out our "Wags to Wishes" Wishlist for a detailed list of needs.  You can also purchase items at our pet supply shop and donate them back to the shelter or buy from Amazon and ship directly to CAP!

Affiliate Programs

Grocery Share Cards

Give every time you shop for groceries! CAP participates in the Kroger and Randalls share card programs. Please click on the grocery store of your choice or contact JoAnne Jackson for more information.

Amazon Smile

Designate CAP as your AmazonSmile favorite charity, and every time you shop, Amazon will donate a portion of your purchases to help Houston's homeless pets.  Shop at smile.amazon.com to save more lives!

CAP Codicil Club

If you want to help defenseless animals beyond your lifetime, one of the easiest ways to accomplish this goal is to make a bequest to CAP in your will. Please notify CAP in writing of your commitment, and you will automatically be enrolled in the CAP Codicil Club. Any planned gift will also qualify you for Codicil Club membership.

CAP Codicil Club members meet once a year at a luncheon to share their concern for all animals. Each member receives an attractive Codicil Club pin recognizing his or her commitment. Interested in learning more? Download the CAP Codicil Club brochure (PDF).

Capital Campaign

CAP has built our permanent home and is seeking ongoing contributions. Donors also have the opportunity to select from a variety of named giving opportunities - see the bricks/pavers page to become a permanent part of the CAP shelter. For more information, read about our capital campaign online, or contact Laura Bodenheimer at 713-524-5378 or by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Gifts of Stock

CAP accepts gifts of stock. Donating a highly appreciated asset to CAP may allow you to avoid a significant portion of your tax liability while receiving a charitable contribution deduction. Consult your financial advisor to determine the requirements for this deduction. Contact Kappy Muenzer for more information on stock transfers.

CAP Thrift Store

The CAP Thrift Store welcomes most items including collectibles, glassware, furniture, "working" appliances, cleaned clothing in good condition and on hangers. Our Thrift Store is the only one in Houston benefiting animals.

IGive

iGive.com

CAP participates in IGive, where you can shop online at over 680 brand name stores and a portion of each purchase will be donated to CAP. Click on the IGive logo to the left to sign up using CAP as your designated beneficiary.