Honor and Memory Gifts

Mark an occasion, honor a loved one

Make a contribution to MCHS with a gift that remembers the times, people and pets in your life. A donation in honor or memory of a pet, friend, or loved one, can be one of the most meaningful gifts you can give. It is a special way to give, and is a gift that can make a difference.

How this gift program works

When you make an donation through this program, we will send an acknowledgement card to the pet owner or designated person you are honoring, including your name as donor. If it is a memorial donation, an acknowledgement card will be sent to the pet owner or next of kin. Dollar amounts are never specified on the acknowledgement card.

A formal tax receipt detailing date and amount of gift will be mailed via USPS to the name and address in the PayPal account “ship to” field.

Due to rising postal and administrative costs in handling these gifts, we appreciate a minimum gift of $25.00.

Plan ahead for anniversaries and special occasions — please allow 2-3 weeks for the post office to deliver acknowledgement cards.

Payment hiccups: Some of our honor/memory donors are not being re-routed after submitting the form. Others have no problems. If this happens to you, please return to our website and make your gift using the “one-time” donation button. Add a note who/what your gift is in honor (or memory) of, and we will match the two emails up. Thanks for your patience.

If you prefer, you may mail or fax this completed pdf with check or credit card information to:

MCHS Honor/Memorial Department,
601 South Stonestreet Avenue,
Rockville, MD 20850

Or fax it to: (240) 547-4308

Questions? Please email Kathi Alexander, or phone (240) 547-3668. Please note that with COVID-19 constraints, staff is working remotely and it may take as long as 2 weeks for an acknowldegee to receive their card.

To designate MCHS when your loved one or pet passes

Please contact our donations department and let us know the mailing address for the next-of-kin who will receive the acknowledgement cards. For obituaries, feel free to use this page’s link to direct donors.

The Montgomery County Humane Society is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

MCHS does not sell, rent, or share its list of donors with any other organizations or individuals.

Combined Federal Campaign #54823
Montgomery Alliance #M157
Federal Tax ID #52-6044968