Learn more about your donation to shelters

Photo prise au Refuge Hathi en France
Photo taken at Hathi Refuge in France

Why help animal shelters?

There are over 200,000 animals awaiting adoption in France. This situation is entirely managed by the shelters, which have to deal with many tasks in order to carry out this mission, such as :

– Find an adoptive family for each of their residents.
– Welcome abandoned, abused, or lost animals.
– Care for and walk the animals that the shelters take care of.
– Investigate and rescue animals reported for abuse.
– Fight against animal overpopulation through sterilization programs.
– Promote animal protection.

All these tasks entail significant costs which are only partially covered by adoption costs. By making a donation to the shelters, you help them to accomplish all their missions.

As a reminder, with a euro of donations, you allow to offer 7 meals to the animals of the shelters.

More specifically, the cost of a meal is 10 euro cents. This is the remaining cost of a shelter to feed a dog, cat or NAC (New Pets: Rabbits, Birds, Reptiles, etc.). This cost reflects the fact that shelters benefit from preferential rates on their food purchases and from food donations by those who support them.

By doing 45 searches with YouCare, you generate 10 euro cents of advertising revenue for the good action you support. Since the cost of a meal is 10 euro cents, 45 searches are required to offer a meal to an animal in a shelter.

Who are YouCare’s partner shelters ?

The recipient shelters were selected by us for their seriousness and their commitment to the fight for animal protection.

The vast majority of these shelters are independent and do not receive any public assistance.

You will find on our map all the shelters that we support. For each of them, you will find in their description a link to their Facebook page.
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Are you affiliated with a pet food brand ?

No. To ensure that shelters can buy the food they need and that animals have continuity in their food supply, we do not require any shelter to purchase a particular brand.

How is my donation used ?

It is our duty to offer you the maximum visibility on the use of your donation.

When you make a donation via our donation page, it is collected by the YouCare Association, which transfers it to its partner shelters.

To ensure that your donations best benefit our partner associations, the YouCare Association does not employ any employees, here everyone is a volunteer 🙂

You will also find on our donation certificate page the history of all donations made to our partner shelters.

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In addition to our donation certificates, we ask our partner shelters to regularly send us photos of food purchases made through our donations.

Of course, we don’t ask them to send us a photo every time we make them a donation, it would take them far too long, and shelters need time to take good care of their residents.

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Is my donation the subject to a tax reduction?

If you are a French private individual, you can deduct 66% of your donations from your income tax. The discount applies up to 20% of taxable income. To learn more about the deductibility of your donations, click here.

For example, if you give 50 euros, your donation will actually cost you only 17 euros.

If you are a company domiciled in France, you can deduct from your income tax or your corporate tax 60% of the amount of your donations and this within the limit of 5 per thousand of the annual turnover excluding tax (ceiling applied to all payments made). The reduction is subtracted from the amount of tax payable by the donating company in the year of the payments.

To learn more about the deductibility of your donations, click here.

How do I get my tax receipt ?

Once you have made your donation, you will receive an e-mail from the YouCare Association, in this e-mail you will find a link allowing you to obtain your tax receipt.

If you have not received our email, consider watching your spam email. If necessary, you can obtain your tax receipt via our form.
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How to contact us ?

You can send us a message using our contact page.

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