Be A Friend…donate

Your tax-deductible contribution to SAVE’s Annual Fund directly supports the care and nurturing of the animals in the shelter, and helps ensure that we can give these dogs and cats a second chance for happiness in a new home.  SAVE is an independent non-profit 501(c)(3) animal shelter and is not funded by your tax dollars, nor does it receive funding at the local, state or federal levels.

Annual Fund Donation

Memorial Donation

Emergency Medical Fund

In-Honor Donation

By Phone
Call (609) 309-5214. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.
By Mail 
Download and complete our donation form and MAIL to SAVE, A Friend to Homeless Animals, 1010 Route 601, Skillman, NJ 08558. Please do not email your credit card information to SAVE.

Annual Fund

July 1, 2019-June 30, 2020

Our Goal: $1,000,000

Current Giving: $266,361

Dog Bone Funding

SAVE Sustaining Monthly Member

You can help support homeless animals all year round. When you become a SAVE Sustaining Member, you will join a special dedicated group of people reaching out each month to provide ongoing food, shelter, medical care and hope to homeless animals.

$10 a month = 5 cans of dog food.

$20 a month = Leukemia/FIV testing for 1 kitten or cat.  All felines at SAVE are tested.

$30 a month = Microchip and lifelong registration for 1 animal.

$50 a month = Complete set of vaccinations for one dog.

Please join today!   Email Thank you!

Matching Gifts

Your company can increase the impact of your gift dollar-for-dollar and you can inspire other fellow employees to do the same. Don’t forget to ask your employer if they will match your charitable contributions.

If your employer participates in a matching gift program, ask for the proper forms and procedures. Fill in the required information and send the form along with your gift to SAVE. We will process the paperwork for the matching gift. We are happy to answer any questions and assist you in filling out the paperwork.  Please e-mail Thank you!

In-Honor And Memorial Donations

In-Honor donations are a meaningful way to honor loved ones on special occasions such as a birthday, anniversary, or graduation. It can also be a way to say thank you or to pay tribute to a special person or pet in your life.

Memorial gifts may be made in memory of a loved one who has passed away, whether a pet or a human friend.

We will mail you a receipt for tax purposes, and mail a card to the honoree or other designated recipient, letting them know that you’ve made a gift in their name or the name of a loved one. We do not include the amount of the gift when notifying the recipient.

To make an in-honor or memorial gift, download our in honor-or-memory form and send it to the address listed. Make sure to include the honoree’s name and/or the name and address of the person you’d like us to notify. You can also call (609) 309-5214 to make your gift with a credit card.

Donate Your Car to SAVE

Wondering what to do with your used car or truck? Donating your old vehicle to SAVE, a Friend to Homeless Animals, is convenient, easy, and may qualify you for a tax deduction. And best of all, your donation of a used car or truck will make a big difference in supporting the cats and dogs at SAVE.
Why not donate your vehicle today?  All you need to do is to complete a simple online form or call 1-866-628-2277 and Vehicles for Charity will take care of the rest. Vehicles For Charity will pick up your vehicle, arrange to have your donated car towed, and provide you with a tax-deductible receipt, all at no charge to you. Call 1-866-628-2277 for more information.

Please click the image below to fill out the form for Vehicles for Charity!

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Frequently Asked Questions:

You can donate most any vehicle, including cars, trucks, boats, motorcycles and recreational vehicles. They do not have to be currently running. Your vehicle donation will be sold at an auction or to salvage depending on condition.

Yes, SAVE, A Friend to Homeless Animals is a non-profit organization and all donations qualify as a charitable deduction on your federal income tax return.

The title to the car must be in your name. We will also need some information about where the car is located and the condition of the car. This will assist us in scheduling appropriate towing arrangements.

A towing company will call you to schedule the pick-up of your vehicle. You will need to give the driver the keys to the vehicle as well as your signed title.

The IRS allows you to take a charitable tax deduction on your federal income tax form equal to the amount the vehicle sells for at auction unless it sells for less than $500. If your vehicle sells for less than $500 you may deduct no more than $500. If your vehicle sells for more than $500, you will need to include the IRS form 1098C. Vehicles for Charity will supply this documentation after your vehicle sells. We recommend you consult your tax advisor with questions about your deduction.

SAVE has partnered with Vehicles For Charity to process donated vehicles. Just call 1-866-628-2277 they will answer any other questions you may have and make arrangements to pick up your donation.


Corporate And Foundation Support

SAVE, A Friend to Homeless Animals depends on the business community to support the shelter’s programs and services and to recruit volunteers. Associating your company with a quality Princeton tradition, assisting our animals in residence, and endorsing our programs are very important to us. Whether you choose to help underwrite SAVE’s humane education program, sponsor the SAVE Gala, or support Stroll for Strays, there are many advantages to partnering with SAVE including:

  • Promoting your business through SAVE’s printed materials and website.
  • Helping to find homes for over 450 animals annually.
  • Giving back to the community in a positive and meaningful way.

Donor Advised Funds

SAVE, A Friend to Homeless Animals is eligible for Donor Advised Fund (DAF) grants. If you currently have a donor-advised fund through Fidelity Charitable, Schwab Charitable or BNY Mellon Charitable, you may use DAFDirect to donate to SAVE.  If not, please contact your DAF directly.

If you do choose to make a gift to SAVE through a DAF, please let us know by calling the Executive Director at 609-309-5214 ext. 204 so that we can thank you for your commitment to homeless animals.

Planned Giving

The Cornelia Jaynes Planned Giving Society
A Legacy of Promise

By joining the Cornelia Jaynes Planned Giving Society, you are creating a legacy that will grow in perpetuity so that the shelter can provide important services to help animals and people. With a planned gift to SAVE, A Friend to Homeless Animals, you can combine your desire to give philanthropically with your overall financial, tax and estate planning goals. By making a planned gift of any kind, you will be recognized as a Society Member in SAVE’s newsletter and annual report.Six Easy Ways to make a Planned Gift to SAVE:

1) A bequest: is the simplest way to make a planned gift. It involves leaving a percentage of your estate or a certain dollar amount in your will or living trust and does not require you to part with assets during your lifetime.

  • To bequest a specific dollar amount to SAVE: “I bequeath the sum of $_____ to SAVE, A Friend to Homeless Animals of Princeton, New Jersey.”
  • To bequest of a percent of the estate to SAVE: “I devise and bequeath ___% of the remainder and residue of property owned at my death, whether real or personal, and wherever located to SAVE, A Friend to Homeless Animals of Skillman, New Jersey.”

2) A gift of appreciated stock: can be sold instantaneously and provide liquid cash for SAVE.

3) A charitable gift annuity: provides numerous tax benefits to you, and you are guaranteed income for the rest of your life.

4) A gift of life insurance: affords you the opportunity to make a gift with a sizeable face value for a minimal outlay of cash. You may give an existing policy, either fully or partially paid, or a new policy to the shelter by naming SAVE as the beneficiary.

5) A gift of retirement benefits: involves naming SAVE the entire or partial beneficiary of your retirement plan assets upon your death.

6) A gift of financial accounts or savings bonds: are other ways that would greatly benefit SAVE.

There are many other options for planned giving. They can provide you with tax benefits while they help SAVE’s animals. Through a planned gift, you may be able to increase your current income or provide additional retirement income, while reducing income tax and estate taxes. Some types of gifts virtually eliminate estate taxes, while others greatly reduce the amount of tax you are responsible for during your lifetime. It is important to explore your options so that both you and SAVE receive the full benefit of any considered gift.

To learn more about the Cornelia Jaynes Planned Giving Society and other ways to help SAVE’s cats and dogs, please contact the Development Office at 609-309-5214 or

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Our Commitment to Our Donors

SAVE, A Friend to Homeless Animals is committed to protecting our donors’ privacy. We will not sell, share or trade our donors' names or personal information with any other entity, nor send mailings to our donors on behalf of other organizations. A Donor may ‘opt-out’ of receiving future mailings from SAVE or limit the number of mailings sent by contacting the Executive Director of SAVE. The name of the Donor will be published in the SAVE Annual Report unless the donor requests to be listed anonymously. Gifts or grants received from third party granting organizations will follow the policy of the granting organization. If no policy exists, the donor will be contacted to confirm their wishes regarding acknowledgment of their gift or grant. All donor records will be retained, but all requests made by the donor regarding confidentiality will be noted in the donor record accordingly. To the extent that a donation is processed through a third-party service provider such as credit card bank processing, PayPal etc., our donors’ information will only be used for purposes necessary to process the donation. This policy applies to all information received by SAVE, both online and offline, on any Platform ("Platform", includes the SAVE website and mobile applications), as well as any electronic, written, or oral communications.