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There are many other ways to support the Peterborough Humane Society.

Gift of Securities

A donation of publicly-listed securities or mutual fund shares is the most efficient way to give back and support animals in your local community. With a donation of securities or mutual funds, capital gains tax does not apply, allowing you to give more and avoid paying capital gains taxes.

Click Here to Download the Gift of Securities Form. (PDF file)

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How it Works

When you donate stocks, bonds, shares of mutual funds, futures or options to Peterborough Humane Society, you will not pay tax on the capital gain. If you sell your securities, tax must be paid on 50% of any capital gain. The combined benefit of not paying tax on the capital gain and the charitable tax receipt you receive provides excellent tax benefits.

You can transfer your shares electronically, and your charitable tax receipt will reflect the value of the securities on the date we receive them.


The advantage of donating assets in-kind is that you will not have to pay tax on any capital gains. You can use that donation receipt to offset taxes payable on other sources of income or investments.


Your gift of securities, combined with Peterborough Humane Society’s commitment to being a safe haven for the stray, abandoned, abused or surrendered pets of Peterborough and the Kawarthas, will help bring us one step closer to ensuring a happy life in a loving forever home for each animal that comes into our care.

An example:

Selling Shares & Donating Cash Donating Shares
Fair Market Value of Shares $25,000 $25,000
Cost of Shares $5,000 $5,000
Capital Gains Realized $20,000 $20,000
Taxable Capital Gain $10,000 (50% capital gain inclusion) $0

Questions? Call 705-760-4451 or email: [email protected]

Make a Gift of Securities Online

Corporate Partners

By supporting Peterborough Humane Society through a corporate partnership, you will be giving animals a second chance to find their loving fur-ever home, while demonstrating your social corporate responsibility to your staff, community and consumers.

Partnerships come in many shapes and sizes and we invite you to reach out to us, as we are happy to explore options and create a custom opportunity that suits your business needs by delivering brand support and demonstrating impact through unique activations.

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Donation of large cart of supplies from PetValu Lansdowne StreetIn addition to helping animals, a corporate partnership can assist your business by:

  • Increasing your brand awareness and loyalty
  • Demonstrating your community involvement
  • Add value to your company in the eyes of your consumer
  • Boost employee morale
  • Build invaluable leadership skills

Ways to engage your employees include:

  • Employer matching gift program: this is a great opportunity to show your staff you are invested in the cause and is an awesome way to motivate staff to give
  • Offer a payroll deductions program, where staff can give directly from their paycheck
  • Host an event in support of Peterborough Humane Society
  • Make a corporate gift on behalf of your company

For more information or to inquire further please contact Jules Howe, Manager of Communications & Development at [email protected]

Donate a Car

Donate A Car Canada accepts vehicle donations for Peterborough Humane Society.

Donate A Car Canada logoThey will provide free towing in many areas across Canada, or you can drop off your vehicle with them to maximize your donation. Location details will be provided. Visit Donate A Car Canada for more details.

When you donate your RV, boat, motorcycle or other vehicle to Peterborough Humane Society through Donate A Car Canada, it will either be recycled or sold at auction depending on its condition, age and location.

Donate A Car Canada will look after all the details to make it easy for you. After your vehicle donation is complete, we will send you a tax receipt, based on the value of your vehicle.

Go to Donate a Car Canada to learn more.

Wedding Gifts & Favours

White chairs and round tables set up under outdoor marquis tent for a weddingYour special day can make ours.

Many of our supporters choose to forego their wedding or birthday gifts and encourage their guests to make a donation to their favourite charity.

There are many ways to do this – encourage your guests to donate online, or collect items from our wish list and drop it off at our shelter!

We appreciate you also including us on your special day!