Car Donation

Donate Your Car To The Calaveras Humane Society

Your Help Will Benefit Homeless Animals

Donate your car to help homeless animals and receive a charity tax deduction in the process. Get rid of a vehicle that takes up space in your garage or driveway. Avoid costly repairs and the headache and hassle of selling a vehicle. It’s an all-around winning scenario.

Who Handles The Donation?

The Calaveras Humane Society collaborates with our trusted vehicle donation partner, Insurance Auto Auctions Inc. to make the process of donating your car quick, simple and painless.

To Donate A Vehicle

Simply fill out the form, submit, and IAA will arrange for free pickup of your vehicle. There is no cost to you. Your vehicle can be picked up from your home, office or even a repair shop.

How A Vehicle Donation Benefits The Animals

By making a vehicle donation, you will be supporting pets in need right here in Calaveras. The money from the sale of your vehicle will go towards funding the medical care, food, and other costs related to the animals in our care, as well as our many programs and services that benefit pets and people in need in our community.

Tax Concerns

Tax Deductible

After you donate your car to us, you can claim a tax write-off for your charitable contribution to the Calaveras Humane Society, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) animal welfare organization.


If you are interested in donating a vehicle, please review the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) guidelines for tax deduction allowances. The Calaveras Humane Society partners with a wholesaler (Insurance Auto Auctions, Inc.) to sell donated vehicles, so the amount of your donation may not be the same as the private party sale value of your vehicle.

Charitable Contribution Receipt

In exchange for your vehicle and signed title, Insurance Auto Auctions will provide you with a tax receipt. If your car is sold for more than $500, in addition to the tax receipt, IAA will supply you with an IRS 1098-C form.

Charity tax deductions

The Calaveras Humane Society encourages you to speak with your tax adviser concerning your charitable vehicle donation. Your tax preparer can provide you with detailed advice and instructions about itemizing your deductions on your taxes to receive a tax break for your gift to the animals. A professional can also advise you about particular IRS forms that you may need to fill out and submit with your taxes.