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Donations are vital to the well-being of the animals in our care. We are a small “stand-alone” animal care centre that relies on donations and adoptions in order to keep operating. We do not receive funding from the provincial or federal government. Donations are used to provide veterinary services, food, toys, beds, blankets, cleaning supplies and operational costs.

Since 1985 we have been committed to caring for our abandoned and homeless companion pets. We couldn’t do it without you!

We will always have work to do and will always need people like you—people who are committed to animals too. You can provide a lasting gift into the future—to ensure companion animals always have a place to go, where someone cares.

By providing a planned gift to the Prince Albert SPCA, you can ensure your love of animals extends far into the future.

There are several ways you can provide a planned gift for companion animals:

Financial Donation

There are a number of ways you can donate:

  • Donate through Paypal- link found at the bottom of the page
  • Etransfer- donations.paspca@gmail.com
  • Schedule an appointment to donate in person
  • Call the shelter at 763-6110 to donate via phone
  • Send us a cheque in the mail
    • Address is: Box 1832 Prince Albert Sask S6V 6J9

Donate Your Recyclables

You can donate your recyclables to us through any SARCAN Drop and Go Kiosk in Saskatchewan. At the Kiosk, use our code: PASPCA

You can also drop your recyclables off at the shelter, and we will take them in for you!!

PAWS Giving Fund

Pre-Authorized Withdrawal System monthly giving program.

Making a donation monthly to the Prince Albert SPCA is an easy, convenient and cost-effective way to show your ongoing support to our animals. The PAWS (Pre-Authorized Withdrawal System) program makes giving more convenient for you because donations are automatically withdrawn directly from your bank account each month. By joining PAWS you are able to:

  • Choose your amount
  • Choose the day of withdrawal
  • Change your donation amount at anytime
  • Lowers cost for the Prince Albert SPCA
  • Donations are put to use Immediately
  • Yearly tax receipt provided

Legacy Gifts

Charitable Remainder Trust

A charitable remainder trust can be funded with cash, securities or real estate. Assets are placed with a trustee—an individual or trust management expert. You receive the income generated by the assets in trust, according to the terms set out at the time the trust is established. The capital remains intact, however, the Prince Albert SPCA (PASPCA) receives the amount you placed in trust after your death. It is also possible to establish a trust that provides income to your surviving spouse. In this instance, the property would pass to the PASPCA only after both spouses have died.

Charitable remainder trusts are irrevocable gifts and thus the donor is usually entitled to a donation receipt when the trust is created. The receipt amount is based on the present value of the remainder interest (usually 20-60% of the value of the property), determined by the fair market value of the assets, interest rates, the donor’s age and the specifics or duration of the trust.

Outright Gifts

For many people, this is the simplest way to make a gift to the Prince Albert SPCA (PASPCA), but there are other kinds of property you can give.

For example, you may have non-cash assets which you no longer require for investment or tax reasons. You can donate such gifts as securities, real estate, artwork or jewelry and receive a tax receipt for the fair market value of the gift.

Gifts of property worth more than $1,000 (other than publicly-traded securities) must have an independent appraisal by a certified appraiser. Non-cash gifts, except publicly-traded securities, are subject to approval by the Prince Albert SPCA.

Publicly-traded securities are securities that are listed on a prescribed stock exchange and include shares, bonds, mutual funds, and segregated funds. Where publicly-traded securities are transferred on an “in-kind” basis to the PASPCA, you do not have to include any of the capital gains generated by the gifts as part of your taxable income. You will still receive a donation tax receipt equal to the fair market value of the donated securities.

Donor Advised Funding

A donor advised fund is a charitable giving vehicle administered by a third party and created for the purpose of managing charitable donations on behalf of an organization, family, or individual. A donor advised fund offers the opportunity to create an easy-to-establish, low-cost, flexible vehicle for charitable giving as an alternative to direct giving or creating a private foundation.

Donors enjoy administrative convenience, cost savings and tax advantages by conducting their grant making through the fund.

Wills & Bequests

Everyone should have a Will—your Will can spare your family and friends further stress at a difficult time. A Will ensures that your assets will go to the people or causes you wish to support.

There are several different types of bequests you can include in your Will:

A specific sum of money,
Residue of an estate (this may be part or all of the entire estate left after previous bequests have been paid to other beneficiaries),
A percentage of the whole residue of the estate,
Property, both real and personal (this could be in the form of a house, cottage, car, jewelry or personal effects),
Life tenancy (for example, the bequest is payable only on the death of the individual who is receiving interest invested in a trust),
Stocks, bonds, and mutual funds.

Non-cash requests (except for publicly-traded securities) are subject to approval by the Prince Albert SPCA.

Any bequest may be directed to a specific use, but it is preferable to make the gift a general one to ensure the monies received may be directed to the areas of greatest need.

The correct name when leaving a bequest to the Society is:
The Prince Albert Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
1125 North Industrial Drive, Box 1832
Prince Albert, SK S6V 6J9

Your Will should be made in consultation with your lawyer. This ensures that the document is legally binding, properly expresses your wishes, and maximizes tax benefits to your estate.

Life Insurance

There are various ways you can make this type of gift:

  • Donating an existing policy: You may choose to do this if you no longer need the policy to protect your family responsibilities. If you re-assign the policy to the Prince Albert SPCA as an irrevocable gift, you receive a tax receipt for the policy’s present cash value. Further receipts will be issued for additional premiums paid by you. You may also re-assign the policy to a donor advised charitable foundation naming the Prince Albert SPCA (PASPCA) as beneficiary, allowing your legacy to live on in perpetuity.
  • Donating a new policy: You can apply for a new policy, and when the new policy is in place, you can transfer ownership of the policy to the PASPCA. The PASPCA would name itself beneficiary at that time. You receive a receipt from the PASPCA for the full amount of premiums you pay on the policy each year.
  • Making the PASPCA a revocable beneficiary of an existing policy. In this case, you would still have the option of naming another beneficiary at a later time.
  • Designating the PASPCA as the beneficiary of an Employees Groups Benefits Plan.
  • Designating the PASPCA as a joint beneficiary for a partial amount. For example, you might choose to indicate that the PASPCA is to receive 20%.
  • Designating your estate as the beneficiary of the proceeds of your life insurance policy and including a bequest in your Will providing for an equivalent amount for the PASPCA ensures tax benefits to your estate.
  • Tax benefits are not just applicable if the beneficiary designation is made through the Will. Naming the PASPCA as the direct beneficiary of a policy owned by the individual (either owned personally or through an Employee Group Benefit Plan) would also provide tax benefits for the estate, as the payment of the death benefit to the PASPCA is deemed to be a charitable gift made by the deceased.

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