Stray Hearts Animal Shelter

Stray Hearts Animal Shelter was established as a 501(c)3 organization in 1991 as The Humane Society of Taos.    As a no-kill animal shelter and adoption facility providing humane care and shelter for surrendered, abandoned and abused companion animals.   A primary goal of the organization is to ensure all animals have a life that is free of suffering and pain by educating people on proper animal care, by speaking out against animal cruelty, and offering prevention of unwanted animals through spay/neutering services.

Data from 2017 highlighted 1,666 animals coming into the shelter.    Of these, the documented “save rate” was 94%, with the majority of animals being adopted in the community.

Read more about Stray Hearts Animal Shelter HERE.


Planned Gifts

If you are considering making a bequest to the Stray Hearts Animal Shelter Endowment Fund of the Taos Community Foundation, we recommend the following:

In order to make a bequest, you should speak with your attorney. Your attorney can help you include a bequest to Taos Community Foundation in your estate plan, and we would be happy to work with you and your attorney to help you identify ways to give that will ensure your charitable objectives are met. We will also work with you and your attorney to craft language to accomplish your objectives, but have provided some basic bequest language to get you started.

Specific Dollar Amount/Personal Property
I hereby, give, devise and bequeath [$dollars / description of property] to Taos Community Foundation, a non-profit organization located at 115 La Posta Rd, Ste A, Taos, New Mexico, 87571, Federal Tax ID # 85-0425147, to support the Stray Hearts Animal Shelter Endowment Fund.

Specific Real Estate
I hereby give, devise and bequeath all of the right, title and interest in and to the real estate located at [address or description of property] to Taos Foundation for Property Gifts, Inc., a non-profit affiliate of the Taos Community Foundation located at 115 La Posta Rd, Ste A, Taos, New Mexico, 87571, Federal Tax ID # 27-0998249, for Stray Hearts Animal Shelter Endowment Fund.

Percentage of an Estate
I hereby, give, devise and bequeath [percentage of your estate] to Taos Community Foundation, a non-profit organization located at 115 La Posta Rd, Ste A, Taos, New Mexico, 87571, Federal Tax ID # 85-0425147, for Stray Hearts Animal Shelter Endowment Fund.

Other Gift Options

If you would like information about other ways to give, including gifts of stock, IRA contributions, wired funds or other gifts with immediate tax deductions, please contact Traci at tmcadams@taoscf.org or call 575-737-9300.



To donate online, directly to the Stray Hearts Animal Shelter Endowment Fund Click Here

575.737.9300