Donate to West Sound Wildlife Shelter

With your help, we can provide sick, injured, and orphaned wild animals a second chance at life.

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The West Sound Wildlife Shelter is a non-profit organization, we rely on generous donations from the public to continue our work of saving wildlife. With your help, we can provide sick, injured, and orphaned wild animals a second chance at life.

Our goal is to promote the health and well-being of wildlife species through wildlife rehabilitation and education.

Please consider the West Sound Wildlife Shelter for your charitable donations. Below are several ways you can support us.

Ways to Give to WSWS

Direct Donation

You can make a direct donation through our website by clicking on the orange “Donate Today” button at the top of the page. Or you can mail your donation to:

West Sound Wildlife Shelter
7501 NE Dolphin Drive
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

Sponsor an Ambassador

Our resident wildlife education ambassadors help build lasting connections with the natural world. Our interactive wildlife education programs and wildlife ambassadors inspire and engage conservation attitude to audiences across Washington state and beyond. All our ambassadors have a permanent injury affecting their successful release to the wild. While these animals may be permanently injured, we always strive to provide the best care, training, and welfare for the animals in our captive care. You can play an important role in these ambassadors lives by helping sponsor their food, housing, and medical care.

Your donation of $10.00, $25.00, or more toward one of our education residents, will ensure the continuance of West Sound Wildlife Shelter’s ambassador program.

Employer Match

Please check with your employer to see if they have a matching gifts benefit. We’re happy to help with any information you need to get started.

King County Employee Giving Program

The King County Employee Giving Program delivers an innovative and effective comprehensive giving program that empowers and engages employees, to enrich our communities and provide opportunities for all people to thrive.

For more information, visit the King County Employee Giving Program page.

Washington State Combined Fund Drive (CFD)

The Combined Fund Drive (CFD) is Washington State’s workplace giving program for active and retired public employees. State and higher education employees are invited to give to the charity of their choice through payroll contribution and agency fundraising events.

For more information, visit Washington’s Combined Fund Drive page. Our charity code is 1479061.

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For more information, visit the Fred Meyer/Kroger Community Rewards page.

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Planned Giving

Planned giving makes your charitable dollar go farther. To maximize your charitable giving, as well as fulfill your own financial needs, you can fund the on-going activities of the West Sound Wildlife Shelter through your planned giving and estate planning. Making a gift to the West Sound Wildlife Shelter through your estate is one of the most effective ways to ensure that our Shelter continues to save the lives of wild animals now and far into the future. Planned gifts include bequests through your will, gifts that provide income to you and others for life, gifts of life insurance, charitable lead trusts, and gifts of retirement plans. These gifts can be made in cash, stocks, bonds, personal property, life insurance and real estate.

Including the West Sound Wildlife Shelter in your will, trust or other planned giving is a meaningful way to help injured and abandoned wildlife. Many of our current programs and services have been made possible by people like you who had the foresight to include the West Sound Wildlife Shelter in their estate plans.

A bequest in your will or estate to the West Sound Wildlife Shelter is a very personal and important way to ensure the gift of life for orphaned, sick and injured wild animals that live right here in your local environment. Before including the Shelter in your planned giving, be sure to explore your options so that you and the animals receive the full benefit of any gift.

We thank you for including the work of the West Sound Wildlife Shelter in your will or estate.

Some Planned Giving Options Include

Bequests through Your Will or Living Trust: Help the animals in any way you designate.

Life Insurance Gifts: Make West Sound Wildlife Shelter the owner and beneficiary of a life insurance policy.

Gifts of Retirement Assets: Donate your interest in an IRA or other qualified savings plan.

Gifts of Real Estate: Donate a residence, vacation home, acreage, farm or unimproved parcel of land.

Charitable Remainder Trusts: Numerous benefits and a gift that provides income.

More Information/Personal Consultation

If you are considering a gift or would like more information, please use this confidential form to submit your request or e-mail our Executive Director, Lisa Horn. To contact Lisa by phone, please call 206-855-9057. Let us know if you’d like a house call!

The West Sound Wildlife Shelter can help you in your planned giving and bequests, but we strongly encourage you to consult with an attorney or other expert of your choice.