Giving

Giving makes a difference! We appreciate gifts of any amount because every dollar enables us to continue our lifesaving and life-improving efforts! Your donation allows us to continue help animals in need. By donating to Rifle Animal Shelter you will give hundreds of innocent animals the second chance they deserve.

We use Weblink to accept donations for the Rifle Animal Shelter. It looks different than our website, but don't worry, it is legitimately our online donations portal! Help us help all of the deserving animals that we encounter on a daily basis. We truly couldn't do it without you. Donate today!


Other Ways to Donate

If you are interested in helping support our mission of care, financial contributions can be made in a variety of ways. Check out some of the ways others have chosen to donate in the past.

Donate Online

Giving online is easy. Below is just some of what your financial support can provide.
$30 - Vaccinates, microchips and Felv/FIV test one adult cat
$50 - Buys milk replacement for a litter of motherless puppies or kittens
$75 - Allows us to TNR and vaccinate one free-roaming healthy cat
$100 - Transfers one healthy puppy from an overpopulated shelter
$300 - Provides shelter and care for one healthy dog for its entire average stay of 10 days
$500 - Allows us to spay and neuter an average litter of kittens
$1000 - Provides orthopedic surgery for one dog that enters the shelter with a broken leg from being hit by a car

Tribute Gifts

 

Honor your loved one, friend or pet with a contribution to the Rifle Animal Shelter. Tribute donations are wonderful ways to recognize others or celebrate any special occasion, while also helping homeless animals cared for by us each year. We make gift giving special by sending a personalized letter to the person or pet of your choosing, letting them know you have donated in their honor.

 

Tribute gift ideas include:
Thank you or thinking of you
In lieu of holiday or birthday gifts
Celebrate a marriage or anniversary
Mother’s Day or Father’s Day
Valentine’s Day
Celebrate the adoption anniversary of a pet
Congratulate someone on retirement
Celebrate other milestones
Christmas or other Holidays

Want to make a tribute or celebration gift?

Online: Use a credit card to donate online using our secure website
Mail-In: Please mail to PO Box 1375 Rifle, Co 81650

Call Us: We are available at (970) 625-8808, Monday through Sunday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Memorial Gifts

 

A memorial gift to Rifle Animal Shelter is a thoughtful way to express sympathy for the loss of a special person or pet.  This thoughtful gift express your love and concern, while helping us care for homeless animals. When we receive donations in memory of a special person, we will send notification of your gift to the family (gift amount is confidential). For pet memorials, we will send a pet sympathy card to the owners, notifying them of your gift (gift amount is confidential).

 

Want to make a memorial gift?

Online: Use a credit card to donate online using our secure website
Mail-In: Please mail to PO Box 1375 Rilfe, CO 81650

Call Us: We are available at (970) 625-8808, Monday through Sunday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Humane Hero - Join Our Monthly Giving Program

Make a continuous gift to animals in need by becoming a Humane Hero. Provide a monthly gift of $10, $25, $50 or another amount and be a hero to all furry friends in need . They need you!

Click this link to pledge your monthly support! Remember to select the “monthly” tick box to schedule a recurring transaction.

How It Works

As a monthly donor, you will be registering to make a credit card/debit or checking account donation every month. After you make your initial donation, future donations will be automatically charged to your credit card or checking account. For example, if you choose to make a monthly donation of $50 on May 5th, your next donation of $50 will be automatically charged to your account on June 5th, July 5th, and each subsequent month thereafter until you request these donations be stopped.

Rifle Animal Shelter will provide you with an acknowledgement letter at the end of every year. However, if you would like an acknowlegement letter mailed to you each month, we are happy to. Please contact Heather at (970) 625-8808 or heather@rifleanimalshelter.org. If at any point you wish to discontinue your monthly contribution, simply give us a call.

The Diego Fund

The Diego Fund was created so a homeless pet will never be denied life saving or life improving medical care. It’s named after a very special cat that was successfully treated for a rare heart condition named Diego. Diego is living happily ever after because people cared and found a way to get him the specialized and expensive medical care he needed. Other conditions we have successfully treated shelter pets for include: injuries from car accidents, infections, tumors, lumps, poison, heartworm, broken bones, skin diseases, allergies, immune system deficiencies, special diets, poor vision and dental problems.

We believe every life matters and our goal is to save and improve as many lives as possible. Many shelter pets are just a vet visit away from receiving the medical care that will give them an excellent quality of life in their new homes. Please donate and help us help them. Donations make this fund possible.

Workplace Giving

Many employers participate in workplace giving campaigns that offer their employees the opportunity to donate to charity through a payroll deduction program. For further questions, contact your Human Resources department for information on how to participate 
Employer Matching Gift Program

Does your employer match gifts? If so, you may be able to increase the impact of your donations even further with employer matching gifts. Many employers sponsor programs and will match charitable contributions made by their employees, retirees and/or spouses. To find out if your company has a matching gift policy, please contact your Human Resources department.

How to make a matching gift:
- Verify your employer offers a matching gift program. Please note that some companies may have restrictions, such as a minimum or maximum gift amount matched per year. Please check with your employer regarding matching gift policies and restrictions.
- Request a matching gift form from your company's Human Resources department.
- Send the completed matching gift form* along with your contribution to:
Rifle Animal Shelter
Attention: Heather Mullen
PO Box 1375
Rifle, Colorado 81650

Volunteer Hours Match Program

Many businesses or employers will make a donation to Rifle Animal Shelter in exchange for volunteer hours. The donation is based on the number of volunteer hours served!

Contact your employer to see if they offer volunteer and matching gift programs. Request necessary documentation from your employer. Please note that some companies may have restrictions, so verify gift policies and restrictions.

Have questions about Matching Grants? Please contact Heather Mullen (970) 625-8808

Legacy or Planned Gifts

Legacy or planned gifts enhances the long-term stability of the Rifle Animal Shelter and also allows you to continue showing your support to a charitable cause that is important to you.

The most common planned gift is a bequest through your will or living trust. You can arrange a gift of a specific amount or percentage of your estate.

Examples of Ways of Giving:

• Bequests - leave a bequest through your will or estate plan. 

• Life Insurance - donor designates a charity as beneficiary of life insurance payout

• Retirement Plans - Donor designates charity to be beneficiary of retirement plan assets upon death or, while living, transfers some retirement assets directly to charity. Examples of retirement plans are IRA, 401 (k) or 403 (B)

• Real Estate - Donate your personal residence, vacation home, farm, commercial real estate or vacant land.

• Gifts of Stock - By gifting stock to Rifle Animal Shelter you not only avoid taxes but your charitable contribution deduction is equal to the full fair market value. Both your pocketbook and the animals win!


If you have any questions, please contact Heather Mullen, Executive Director, at heather@rifleanimalshelter.org or 970-625-8808 Information provided on our Internet site is not intended to be tax or legal advice. Consult a qualified financial advisor before making a gift.

*The employer matching gift form does not have to accompany your contribution to Rifle Animal Shelter; it can be sent separately. Make an online gift now!

Corporate Sponsors

Thank you, sponsors, for helping us save more animal lives every day! 
Rifle Animal Shelter would like to thank all of our Annual Business Sponsors. Your generous support enables Rifle Animal Shelter to fulfill our mission and provide care for every animal that walks through our door.

Interested in becoming an Annual Business Sponsor? Not only will it allow Rifle Animal Shelter to continue caring for homeless animals, but your business will also gain valuable exposure. Your sponsorship includes an advertising plan based on your contribution level, putting you in front of an animal loving audience. We have options including space on our website, electronic newsletter sponsorships, event sponsorships, and social media promotions. Your support of Rifle Animal Shelter shows you care about homeless pets and are involved in your community.

Contact Heather Mullen at (970)625-8808 or heather@rifleanimalshelter.org for more information or to request a sponsorship packet.

Wish List

Simpy donate the items below or click here to view our wishlist on Wal-mart.com. (No shipping fee if you sent it to Rifle Wal-Mart. They will call us when it gets in to come and pick up.)

You may also click here to visit our wishlist on Amazon.com.

By ordering from Amazon or Wal-Mart.com you can see what we need and there is no delivery charge when items are sent directly to Rifle Animal Shelter or Rifle Wal-Mart.

Wish List Items!
-Fancy Feast Canned Kitten Food
-Pedigree Country Stew Canned Dog Food
-Pedigree Canned Puppy Food
-Dog treats (pig ears, medium to large rawhide bones or wraps, rawhide chips, Puperoni,  Medium sized Milk Bones)
-Dry kitten and cat food
-Peanut butter and hotdogs for stuffing Kongs and giving meds
-Heavy duty trash bags
-Laundry detergent
-Bleach
-Paper towels
-Dish soap
-Hand soap
-Hand sanitizer
-White copy paper
-Stamps
-128A HP Ink Cartridges Black, Magenta, Yellow and Cyan

Other Ways You Can Help!

You can help our shelter pets by shopping at businesses that support us and by purchasing our tags, collars, leashes, pet beds, apparel and coffee! EASY way to help! Tell us your City Market/King Soopers Value Card Number and a percentage of your purchases will be donated to the shelter!  Please message us on Facebook or email us at info@rifleanimalshelter.org. We need the name associated with the card, address, phone number and card number starting with a 4 on the back. You may also click on the attachment below, fill out the information and mail or drop it by.  NO info will be shared by us or City Market and it helps shelter pets at no cost to you!

Rifle Animal Shelter

Another great way to help Rifle Animal Shelter receive donation money while you shop online. Do you purchase items from Amazon often? Consider ordering via AmazonSmile, and they will give 0.5% of every purchase amount to the shelter! And it won't every cost you an extra dime! Click the link http://smile.amazon.com/ch/84-1500637 to start shopping!

Buy a pet bed, leash, collar or ID tag from the Rifle Animal Shelter.  Beds, collars and leashes can be purchased at Town and Country Veterinary Hospital in Rifle.  Collars, leashes and tags can also be purchased at the shelter.  Prices are VERY reasonable and all proceeds go to the shelter!

Purchase Rifle Animal Shelter Apparel!  We have men’s and women’s sizes in short sleeve tees, sweatshirts, hoodies and jackets!  Prices range from $15- $60.  The styles are comfy and stylish and the colors are GREAT!  Stop by the shelter and stock up!

Show your support for animals and for Colorado's animal shelters by purchasing the new "Adopt-a- Shelter-Pet" license plate. You can purchase the Adopt-a-Shelter-Pet license plate directly from your local Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) or visit http://coloradopetfund.org/license-plate/how-to-purchase for more information.

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Rifle Animal Shelter will not sell, trade or share a donor’s personal information with anyone else, nor send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations.