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Honors and Memorials

A tribute gift is the perfect way to honor loved ones, both human and animal, who have touched our lives. Your gift will immediately go towards our lifesaving work–giving a second chance to animals in need.

Gifts and donations in Honor or in Memory of family, friends, pets or others are welcomed. An acknowledgement is sent to the honoree, next of kin or interested party. For details call the Bangor Humane Society at 942-8902.


Planned Giving: Leave a legacy

What is Planned Giving?
Planned giving is a type of charitable giving that allows you to express your personal values by integrating your charitable, family and financial goals. Making a planned charitable gift usually requires the assistance of the charity’s development professional and/or a knowledgeable advisor such as an attorney, financial planner, or CPA to help structure the gift.

What are the benefits of planned giving?
Planned giving is a way to leave a personal legacy that can support the mission of the Bangor Humane Society for the long-term. There are also many income and tax advantages for you depending on the type of gift you establish. While this brochure only covers basic information, there are many types of planned gifts that your attorney, financial, advisor, estate planner or accountant can discuss with you.

Examples of Planned Giving Gifts:

Outright Gifts

  • Gifts of Cash: These are deductible up to 50% of a donor’s adjusted income.
  • Gifts of Appreciated Property: This includes not only real estate, but securities and other assets such as jewelry, coin collections, business or artwork.
  • Planned Gifts: Wills or Bequests: This is the most common type of planned giving; they ensure your estate will be dispersed in the manner you desire.

Life Income Gifts

  • Trusts: There are many types of trusts, but basically they all allow the transfer of assets to the Bangor Humane Society and the donor receives an immediate tax deduction, a lifetime income and lower estate taxes later. The plan can also avoid capital gains taxes.
  • Life Insurance: Life insurance can either be given as an outright gift or can be used to fund a charitable arrangement.

Planned giving can provide a lasting legacy of love to help animals in need. Planned giving can also provide you with tax benefits while simultaneously helping animals. Through a planned gift, you may be able to increase your current income or provide additional retirement income while reducing your income tax and estate taxes. Please seek the counsel of an attorney or financial advisor as you consider a planned gift.

For more information, please call 942-8902 ext 103 or email


Kids Give Back

Here at BHS, some of our greatest fundraisers are the kids in our community who love animals just as much as we do! Now, to make it even easier for them, we have created youth collected boxes- allowing kids to have the ability to fundraiser anywhere!

Stop in the shelter and pick up a box to start collecting today! And, your child can earn prizes for the money he/she collects!

  • Raise $50, get a special Kids Give Back Tshirt
  • Raise $250, earn a birthday party right here at BHS
  • Raise $500, get your name on a sign hung on a cat or dog kennel


Paw It Forward

Are you the type of person who believes in improving the world through “Random Acts of Kindness”? Consider a “PAW IT FORWARD” donation where you can surprise a new adopter by prepaying an animal’s adoption fee! The new adopter will also be encouraged to “PAW IT FORWARD” as we make the world a better place for everyone!
You can donate to “PAW IT FORWARD” for a specific animal (click here for adoptable animals) or type of animal (kitten, puppy, bully breed, senior, etc).


We are so grateful to all of our Facebook followers who launch social media fundraising campaigns on our behalf.
In regards to these Fundraising campaigns please understand the following:

  1. We do not receive the funds from a Facebook fundraising campaign until about 3 months after it ends.
  2. We receive the net donations (gift minus processing fees) as a lump sum of all campaign funds combined.
  3. Due to Facebook privacy laws, we do not have access to donor information. All donations come to us listed as “anonymous.” Therefore, since we cannot acknowledge these gifts directly, please be sure to thank each donor who gives through your campaign on our behalf. And please accept our sincere gratitude for your efforts.
  4. A tax receipt should be emailed to each donor immediately after they donate. Please be sure to advise your donors to check their junk and spam email folders and to watch for an email gift confirmation from Facebook. If you or any of your donors need to request a copy of your gift receipt please visit:
    Select “Donor” and follow the on screen instructions. If you have questions, you may contact our Development Director at 207-942-8902 ext 103


Amazon Wishlist

Our Amazon Wishlist is updated often and can be found by clicking here.

Any donations can be mailed to or dropped off at:
The Bangor Humane Society
693 Mount Hope Avenue
Bangor, ME 04401
*Before bringing in large donations of kennels, crates, and/or cages, please call ahead. At times we have an overflow of these items and though the thought is truly appreciated we are unable to accept them due to lack of space.*

Please see our Amazon Wish List for supplies needed at the shelter or download a copy of our Wish List below!

Download Wishlist


Goodsearch and Amazon Smile

This is a quick, easy and cost-free way for you to support our animals. Simply visit or when looking for information on the internet and choose the Bangor Humane Society as your charity. Goodsearch donates $.01 to us for each search conducted through their site. Through this site there is also the option for online shopping through GoodShop. Hundreds of your favorite retailers including Best Buy, Home Depot, and (to name just a few) can be found on this site.

If you shop through Amazon Smile, a percentage of each purchase is donated directly to your charity of choice.

Just select Bangor Humane Society and you can shop to help save lives! Just by searching the internet and shopping – something we all do every day – we could work together to pay for up to three months of care for the homeless and unwanted pets in our communities! The best part about it – it wouldn’t cost any of us a dime!

*Before bringing in large donations of kennels, crates, and/or cages, please call ahead. At times we have an overflow of these items and though the thought is truly appreciated we are unable to accept them due to lack of space.*

Order your Pet Food at and The Bangor Humane Society will get a $20 donation!



You can help make ALL our dogs bark for joy by signing up for BarkBox through and they will donate $25 to us.

Each new subscription donation covers the cost of vaccines for one shelter dog! And, the more new subscribers we have the more chances we have to earn extra donations from BarkBox.

Already a BarkBox subscriber or don’t have a canine to spoil but still want to help? Then help us spread the word by sharing our BarkBox URL! Or, subscribe and ship your monthly subscription right to our shelter. Each BarkBox will provide toys to 2 shelter pups during their stay and treats to share with all our canine residents each month.

Visit our custom link above to learn more about BarkBox and their subscription offers. Spoiling your dog has never felt so good!

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