How to Donate to HSOTC

The Humane Society of Tuolumne County is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) no-kill, limited intake animal shelter.  Any donation made is tax-deductible as permissible by law.

We depend exclusively on the generosity of our community and fellow animal lovers as we receive no government funding nor are we affiliated with the United States Humane Society (HSUS). Your support allows us to care for more than 350 animals each year, providing food, shelter, medical care, and love until their fund their new forever home.

On behalf of our four-legged friends whose wishes are very simple, we say thank you!

Ways to Donate

There are many types of donations, from general donations to a variety of other options.  If you have any questions about donations, please contact us, and we will be happy to answer any questions that you may have.

General Donations

Your donation will benefit the animals entrusted in our care!

To donate to the HSOTC, click on the “Donate” button below.  You do not need to create a PayPal account to donate – you can simply use your credit card.

Become a Member

When you join our P.A.W.S. (Positive Action with Your Support) Membership Program, your participation demonstrates your belief in our mission and reinforces your commitment to helping us save lives of homeless and abandoned animals in our community.  In addition, your investment helps fund our daily operation and other valuable programs throughout the year.  If you support our mission, becoming a member is easy.
Members also receive additional benefits including:

  • A complimentary HSOTC Calendar
  • Discounted “Members Only” admission pricing to all HSOTC events
  • Discounts on cremation services and supplies

Monthly Pledge-to-Give “Shelter Companion” Giving Program

Join our monthly giving program by becoming an HSOTC Shelter Companion that allows you to give conveniently and automatically!  Simply indicate the donation amount per month and the number of months (entering a 0 means it is an ongoing monthly donation until cancelled)

Tribute Gifts

Make a donation in honor or memory of a beloved person or pet and we’ll send a card to whomever you wish telling them about your donation (we do not disclose the donation amount). Make a tribute gift donation now.

Attend An Event

Participate in our fundraising events knowing that your attendance or purchase directly benefits the animals in our care and the programs we offer. See all upcoming events.

Bequests and Estates

Find out how you can have the satisfaction of knowing that your legacy will continue to help animals long into the future. Find out more.

Event Sponsorship

You or your company can help sponsor one of our fundraising events and receive special event promotions and recognition in return. For additional information e-mail

Matching Gift Programs

Wish you could give more to help our shelter animals? Many employers sponsor matching gift program that match an employee’s charitable contributions.

By enrolling in your company’s matching program, your contribution will be doubled (or sometimes tripled) and can go twice as far in impacting the lives of the animals we help. If your company has this program available, simply request a matching gift form from your Human Resources department, complete it and mail it along with your gift to:

Humane Society of Tuolumne County
PO Box 830
Jamestown, CA 95327
Attn: Matching Gifts Application

We’ll take care of the rest and make sure the form gets returned to your employer and that the matching gift is credited to you!

Promotional Programs Benefiting the Animals

We are actively involved in several promotional programs have been designed by individuals and/or companies that are interested in supporting the efforts of the HSOTC.

Amazon-Smile-logoAmazon Smile – Amazon’s Charitable Giving Program.  When you shop Amazon through, Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase to the charity of your choice. This portal is exactly like your regular Amazon online shopping experience and there is no cap on the amount Amazon will donate as almost every physical product sold by the company is eligible.

Empties for CashEmpties4Cash Cartridge Recycling Program. The printer cartridges that you use can be turned into cash for the HSOTC and be kept from landfills where experts estimate it will sit for more than a 1000 years. By recycling empty cartridges we receive cash for the empties while reducing the carbon footprint on earth. Simply drop off your empty cartridges at our shelter in Jamestown and we’ll do the rest.

Funding FactoryWhat Comes Around Really Does Go Around! Every day millions of potentially reusable electronics and recyclable printer cartridges are tossed. Yet, when you recycle your laser or copier printer cartridges, cell phones, MP3 players, digital cameras, GPS devices, headsets, laptops and other personal electronics, you help generate recycling dollars for our shelter animals while helping to eliminate e-waste from our landfills. Then we send them to Funding Factory where each and every item is carefully inspected to determine if it can be reused as is, remanufactured or recycled that in turn raises the much-needed funds for our cause. All you need to do is drop off your recyclables to our shelter in Jamestown and we take care of the rest!

PrintShop the Portal and Help Fund Our Shelter Through Your Online Purchases! Here’s a great way to do the shopping and business you already do, and at the same time, lend support to our animals. is an online shopping mall on which almost every store imaginable is linked, from to eBay, to services such as AT&T and TurboTax. Each time you make a purchase from one of the businesses linked to, our animals receive a percentage of the sale. While searching the Internet through (versus Google or Yahoo), you send our shelter two cents for each and every search. For more information and to register, go to

Kuranda IllustrationGive a Kuranda Bed of Comfort! Give an animal a lift with the orthopedic support and off-the-floor comfort of Kuranda’s patented cat and chew proof dog beds. To order one, click here!





eScrip SHARES Program. Through eScrip’s SHARES (Supporting Humanities, Arts, Recreation, Education, and Sports) program the HSOTC can receive up to a 3% rebate on all of your monthly grocery purchases at SaveMart, Lucky, and Food Maxx! This program does not cost you a penny, and will help the HSOTC continue to provide its animal friends with the best possible care as they await adoption into loving new homes. However, to use this program, you must register online for the program to benefit our facility.  Simply click on this link to register today or learn more by watching this video!



United Way Campaign. Donations made through the United Way Campaign, via monthly automatic payroll deductions, qualify you for a tax deduction as permitted by law. For more information on how you can get started, see your Human Resources department at your place of employment.


Vehicle Donations

We partner with CARS (Charitable Adult Rides & Services), a nationally recognized social enterprise nonprofit that helps thousands of nonprofits, like the Humane Society of Tuolumne County (HSOTC), in North America to increase their fundraising and acquire new contributors through its turn-key vehicle donation program.  Learn more about the CARS partnership by downloading the CARS Brochure on their program and how it benefits the HSOTC!

And if you’re ready to donation your car, motorcycle, boat or recreational vehicle now simply click here to complete the online application and a CARS representative will contact you or if you prefer to talk with a CARS representative directly, simply call toll-free (855) 550-4483.

Wish List

You can help our residents by donating items on our wish list.