Your Lasting Gift of Love for the Animals

How You can Make a Gift or Bequest to Los Angeles Animal Shelters
Thank you for your interest in making a lasting gift of love for the animals through The Los Angeles Animal Shelters through a bequest of planned gift. Because of generous people like you, we are able to save and enrich the lives of thousands of orphaned or abandoned companion animals every year. You can be an integral part of our ongoing commitment to the humane welfare of animals by including a charitable gift in your overall estate and financial plans. With a little planning, you can continue helping LA Animal Shelters help animals far into the future.

Los Angeles Animal Shelters has two special trust funds set-up to accept individual gifts, donations, and bequests.

The Animal Welfare Trust Fund 859. Your donation to the Animal Welfare Trust Fund will be used to enhance the quality of life for shelter animals by funding animal supplies, medical equipment or services and other improvements to enrich the lives of the animals in our care. These funds also assist with expenditures related to the foster program and special medical treatment that may be outside the scope of day-to-day shelter care.

The Animal Sterilization Fund 842 (also known as the Spay/Neuter Trust
Your donation to The Animal Sterilization Fund will be used for pet sterilization services to residents of the City of Los Angeles who meet applicable program eligibility requirements as established by the Department and approved by the City Council, and for dogs, cats, and rabbits adopted from LA City shelters. These funds pay for such programs as the mobile spay/neuter vans, free vouchers for very low income residents, and relief veterinarians who perform spay/neuter surgeries for adopted pets.

To leave a bequest to a trust fund to benefit animals in the City of Los Angeles, please designate the bequest as follows:

The Animal Welfare Trust Fund 859
c/o The City of Los Angeles, Department of Animal Services
221 N. Figueroa St., Suite 600
Los Angeles, CA 90012


The Animal Sterilization Fund 842
c/o The City of Los Angeles, Department of Animal Services
221 N. Figueroa St., Suite 600
Los Angeles, CA 90012

LA Animal Services (LAAS)’s mission is to promote and protect the health, safety and welfare of both animals and people in the City of Los Angeles. LAAS is a tax-exempt organization under IRS code 170(c) (1) and our Federal Tax ID # is: 95-6000735.

If you need additional information regarding making an individual gift, donation, and/or bequest, please call Dana Brown, General Manager at (213) 482-9558. We look forward to working with you.

The information in this website is not intended as legal advice. For legal advice, please consult an attorney.

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