Stray Hearts Animal Shelter, established in 1999 as a 501(c)3 organization, is a Socially Conscious shelter and adoption facility reuniting lost pets with their families and providing humane care and shelter for surrendered, lost, and homeless companion animals in Taos County, New Mexico. Stray Hearts gives warm beds to frightened strays, accepts abandoned litters of puppies and kittens, and provides a home for surrendered pets. The organization’s focus on accomplishing its program goals, and expanding training and organizational support serve to improve the quality of life for all of the animals in its care.
Data from 2020 tells the story of Stray Hearts’ impact in our community:
• 1,753 animals came into the shelter, the majority as strays.
• 1,727 animals left the shelter, the majority as adoptions in our community.
• With an outstanding save rate/live release rate of 95%.
Read more about Stray Hearts Animal Shelter HERE.
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 email@example.com or call 575-737-9300.
To donate online, directly to the Stray Hearts Animal Shelter Endowment Fund Click Here