Other Ways To Donate

Donate By Phone

Call the Development Office at 202-375-7756.

Donate By Mail

Send a check to:
Development Department
71 Oglethorpe Street, NW
Washington, DC 20011

Please write “Web site” in the memo section of your check.

Donate Monthly

Do you know that monthly donations to the League can be automatically contributed from your credit card or bank account?  By signing up to be a charter member of the Washington Animal Rescue League’s Major Leaguers, your donations provide a steady, dependable source of revenue for our community animal care programs.

Your monthly automated donations will allow us to reduce our marketing and mailing costs, as well as to be more environmentally friendly.  We will only send you one annual acknowledgment letter each January noting all of your automated donations from the previous year.

The charter membership enrollment period for the Major Leaguers lasts through the end of 2010, so if you know friends or family who also support us, please let them know about this new option that is a win-win-win for all concerned: you, the donor; us, the charity; and, of course, the animals who benefit from our cost-efficiency.

For more information, please contact the Development Office at 202-375-7756 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to sign up today!  Or simply fill out this form return it to us.

Corporate Matching Gifts

You may be able to double, triple or even quadruple the amount of your gift to the League if you or your spouse works for a company with a matching gift program.

Please contact us for a list of companies that make matching gifts to see if your or your spouse’s employer is among them.

Donate Stock

A gift of stock is a simple way to contribute to the League. For easy-to-follow instructions, please email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call 202-375-7756. Our fact sheet on gifts of stock and other securities provides additional information.

Honorary and Memorial Donations

To make an honorary or memorial donation, please check out our new Unconditional special-occasion giving program!

Sponsor an Animal

On average, the League spends $800 on the direct care of each animal we rescue. Some cost us considerably more, and adoption fees never cover the entire cost of an animal’s care and rehabilitation.

Animal Sponsorship Form

Wish List

The League gladly accepts donations of many items that we can use in our shelter, Medical Center, and administrative offices.  The money saved can then be used to meet the often complex needs of the dogs and cats who look to us for help.  For a list of items that are especially useful, please see our wish list.

Donate through United Way/CFC

Designate # 86254 for the Combined Federal Campaign and # 8879 for the United Way.

The Washington Animal Rescue League is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. All of our programs and services are supported through the generosity of our contributors. We do not receive any federal, state, or local government funding.

The League Now Offers Charitable Gift Annuities!

Residents of retirement age in the District, Maryland and Virginia can now obtain a gift annuity through the League.  With a minimum donation of $10,000, you can help us help thousands of animals while obtaining a fixed, lifetime, partially tax-free income for yourself.  Click here for our fact sheet on charitable gift annuities at the Washington Animal Rescue League.

The League adheres to rates suggested by the American Council on Gift Annuities (ACGA).  Click here for a gift annuities rate chart provided by the ACGA.

Vehicle Donations

For information on donating a vehicle to the League, please visit the Web site of V-DAC, the League’s automobile donations partner, or call them at 877-999-8322.


Patronize and Thank Our League Partners

These businesses and professionals have been very generous to the League’s community animal care programs, so we encourage you to support them.

Donor Recognition

Plaques for our Honorary/Memorial Wall are available for donations of $1,000 or more. Pavers set into the sidewalk in front of the shelter are available for donations of $2,500 or more. Other donor recognition opportunities are available for businesses and individuals.

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