Donate your car or vehicle to help homeless animals and receive a charity tax deduction in the process.

You'll be getting rid of a vehicle taking up space in your garage or driveway and avoiding costly repairs and the headache and hassle of selling a vehicle. You'll also be saving the lives of homeless pets. It's an all-around winning scenario.

In addition to your car, you can also donate trucks, boats, motorcycles, trailers, motor homes or RVs, airplanes, ATVs, and watercraft.

In order to be eligible for donation, a vehicle must have been purchased for personal use, as opposed to a vehicle held for resale to customers. 

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How a vehicle donation benefits the animals

By making a vehicle donation, you will be supporting pets in need.

The money from the sale of your vehicle will go toward funding the animal rescue work, spay and neuter surgeries, and educational work that Best Friends Animal Society does at our sanctuary in Kanab, Utah; our lifesaving animal programs in cities around the country; and our support of animal rescue groups across the United States.

You benefit, too!

After you donate your car to us, you'll receive a car donation tax write-off for your charitable contribution to Best Friends Animal Society, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) animal organization.

In exchange for your vehicle and signed title, the tow company will give you a pickup receipt for your records. After your vehicle is sold, CARS will provide you with a tax receipt. If your car is sold for more than $500, in addition to the tax receipt, CARS will supply you with an IRS 1098-C form.

Charity tax deductions 

Best Friends encourages you to speak with your tax adviser concerning your charitable vehicle donation. Your tax preparer can provide you with detailed advice and instructions about itemizing your deductions on your taxes to receive a tax break for your gift to the animals. A professional can also advise you about particular IRS forms that you may need to fill out and submit with your taxes. 

If you are interested in donating a vehicle, please review the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) guidelines for tax deduction allowances. Best Friends Animal Society partners with a wholesaler to sell donated vehicles, so the amount of your donation may not be the same as the private party sale value of your vehicle.

Ready to donate your vehicle?

Best Friends Animal Society collaborates with our trusted vehicle donation partner, CARS™, to make the process of donating your car quick, simple, and painless.

By clicking the button below, you'll be taken to a page that details the simple process for donating a vehicle. First, you will call CARS directly at 888-99-BF-PET (888-992-3738) or fill out their online form. 

CARS will arrange for free pickup of your vehicle within 24-48 hours at no cost to you. Your vehicle can be picked up from your home, office, or even a repair shop.