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Charitable Bequests & Gifts

Making a gift that stretches beyond your lifetime is a wonderful way to help the dogs and cats who will always have a home here at Little Shelter today, tomorrow, and well into the future.

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By leaving a legacy through a bequest or estate gift to Little Shelter, you can be sure that your support will be felt by every animal we look after for many years to come


Whether during your lifetime or through your will, making a gift to Little Shelter is one of the most gratifying acts you can perform. You will be a true partner in saving animals and can achieve considerable tax benefits for yourself or your estate.

  • Gifts made by December 31st are deductible in the current year and will reduce taxes

  • Giving long term, appreciated property may bring greater tax savings

  • Giving through wills, trusts and other financial planning vehicles can be convenient and economical.

Many people review their overall estate and financial plans at the end of the year to achieve maximum giving and tax savings.

There are many ways to make bequests and donations.  A gift can consist of almost anything-money, bank accounts, securities, works of art or real estate. If a gift is to take effect after your lifetime, it may be contained in either your will or your trust, depending upon the structure of your estate plan. 

We suggest that you discuss various options with your attorney. We will be happy to assist you and your advisors with your plans to fulfill your charitable goals.

We strongly encourage you to visit Little Shelter in person and learn more about our valuable, life saving programs.

You will be a true partner in saving animals while also getting considerable tax benefits for yourself or your estate.

Our doors are open 7 days a week and our resident animals and staff are always happy to see visitors. For more information or to arrange a tour, please call (631) 368-8770. In the neighborhood?  Just stop by.  Our hours are Monday thru Friday, 1 pm to 7pm Saturday & Sunday, 12 to 5pm.

You can be sure that your gifts will be used wisely.  No animal in our care is ever “put to sleep” unless they are incurably ill or suffering. Each year, we adopt out hundreds of animals and place them into carefully selected homes. We do extensive work in the community  to help people with problems relating to their “animal friends.” We also help to address the problems of “feral cats” through our rescue programs and have established a Sanctuary that will help homeless animals.

For more information or to arrange a tour, please call (631) 368-8770 Ext. 26 or send us an email

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