The Kathleen C. Cailloux Humane Society of Kerrville, Texas
Dedicated to placing as many animals as possible in quality homes
Help the Animals … Donations
The Society accepts Memorial and Honorarium (“in honor of”) donations. All such donations are confirmed by letter to the donor. If the donor indicates an individual to whom the donor wishes an acknowledgement sent, we send an acknowledgement letter stating a donation was made. This letter gives the donor’s name and any special text the donor specified regarding the memorial or honorarium. We do not ever specify the amount of the donation in such an acknowledgement letter.
Memorials and honorariums (also without a dollar amount) are also listed in our quarterly newsletter “Paws for the News” which is sent to each donor for a year.
The Society accepts unrestricted and restricted general donations which are also acknowledged to the donor. Donations may be used for the greatest need or for specific activities such as the Spay/Neuter fund. Each donor will receive the quarterly newsletter for a year.
The Society also accepts a special donation to support a dog run in our dog building. A plaque (with an “in memory of….. “, “in honor of………..”, or appropriate saying) will be mounted on the supported dog run. Some of the runs that are being supported memorialize a person, others a beloved animal. The amount of such a donation is $3500.
The Society maintains a “wish list” of items needed for the Shelter. Items donated from the “wish list” may be acknowledged as an ‘in-kind’ donation if the donor desires.
Estate Planning: The Humane Society has received many of its most significant contributions in the form of bequests and being named as a beneficiary. Your gift may reduce your income taxes, reduce or possibly eliminate capital gain taxes, and remove assets from your estate and possibly reduce your gift and estate tax. Bequests are made through your will or revocable living trust. There are several types of bequests: a Specific Bequest, which describes exactly what you want to leave to a specific organization and the designated source; a General Bequest, which describes what you want to leave to a specific organization but does not specify the source from which it should be paid; a Residuary Bequest, which is honored after all other bequests have been made and all debts, expenses and taxes have been paid; and a Contingent Bequest, which is only fulfilled if certain conditions are met. You can name the Humane Society as the beneficiary of a Retirement Plan, Insurance Policy, or Bank Brokerage and other Accounts. If you choose to include the Humane Society in your estate planning, we should be named as the Humane Society of Kerrville, a nonprofit corporation, organized and existing under the laws of the State of Texas, currently located at 2900 Junction Hwy., Kerrville TX 78028 (mailing address: P. O. Box 294810, Kerrville TX 78029). Our tax identification number is 74-2388500.