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Vehicle Donations

Donate your unwanted vehicle to help support our ongoing work. Our partnership with Vehicles For Charity makes the process easy and can usually be completed within five to ten days.

Follow these simple steps:

To talk to a shelter staff member about the process, please contact Becky Shrefler, Development and Licensing Coordinator, at [email protected] or 720.407.5233.

What can I donate?

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.

Is my donation tax-deductible?

Yes, Foothills Animal Shelter and Vehicles for Charity are both non-profit organizations and all donations qualify as a charitable deduction on your federal income tax return.

What do I need to donate my car?

The title to the car must be in your name. Vehicles for Charity will need information on both the car’s condition and location in order to schedule appropriate towing arrangements.

Will you pick up my car?

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.

How is the value of my car determined?

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.

Foothills Animal Shelter has partnered with Vehicles For Charity to process donated vehicles. Please call 866.628.2277 for any additional questions and to make arrangements for your vehicle donation.

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