The Answers to All Your Questions
Donating for rescued and recovering animals is a very generous gesture of contribution. We have compiled a list of questions our donors frequently ask. Hope this helps you too:
What are the various modes of donation I can use?
You may donate to us via Net banking, Credit card, Debit card and cheques in India. From outside of India, you may donate using your foreign issued cards and PayPal.
How do I know my donations are safe & will go towards animal care?
Sarvoham is a registered non-government organization in India (license no. BTM-04-00027/2017-18) and the United States of America (EIN 30-1363456). We are authorised to generate an 80G receipt in India and 501(c)(3) receipt in the US.
To assess our credibility, you may visit our shelter any day between 11am - 4pm. No prior intimation is necessary before your visit. We request you to come and witness what difference your donations are making and how they are being utilized.
We also very frequently share our work on our Instagram and Facebook pages. You may search for “Sarvoham Animal Foundation” and stay updated with how we are using your precious donations.
We must mention that all transactions made via our website are secure SSL encrypted and are completely safe.
Rest assured, we fulfil the responsibility of serving animals with utmost sincerity and ethical uprightness.
How do I know Sarvoham is deserving of my funds?
We know it takes a lot of trust to endow someone with your precious resources. Rest assured, each and every penny of the donated amount will go towards helping vulnerable street animals and our Instagram account and our website page is a good channel to stay updated about the manner in which we are utilizing your donations.
Each and every miraculous recovery you see there is a testament of your generosity and our sincerity towards helping animals. If you need more information about how we help animals with the funds you donated, please visit the “What we do” and “Rescue stories” pages of our website.
What share of the donations go towards animal help?
100 percent of your donation amount goes towards animal help. Directly it will be utilized for food and medical care, and indirectly it will be used for rent, salaries, fuel, electricity, and maintenance. But all the amount we receive goes towards reducing animal suffering and helping animals recover from whatever ailment or injury they are suffering from.
How to become a monthly donor?
Thanks for considering a continuing commitment to the rescued angels of Sarvoham.
To become our monthly donor, please visit the Donation page of our website and click on the “Donate Monthly” button. Select the amount that you want to contribute every month, fill in the required details and complete the transaction. Now, the amount selected by you will be donated from your bank account to Sarvoham each month.
Can I make a donation in memory of a loved one?
Memorializing a loved one by donating to the welfare of animals in need is truly a kind gesture and we are here to assist you!
Please visit our Donate in Honour page. After selecting the amount of donation and entering your details, mark “Yes” for the “Dedicate this Donation” option. Choose the dedication type and fill in the Honoree details.
If you’d like to notify anyone about your kind gesture, you may select the “Yes, send an e-card” option after filing in the honoree details, and enter the name and email address of the person to whom you’d like us to send the dedication message. We’d be happy to send them an e-card.
Do you receive funding from the government?
Sarvoham completely relies on donations received from donors for all our expenses. We do not receive any assistance from any government agency or institution.
Are the donations to Sarvoham tax-deductible?
Yes, donations to Sarvoham within India are tax exempted under section 80G. In the US, donations are tax-exempted under section 501(c)(3). Donations made to Sarvoham from countries other than India and the United States are currently not tax exempted.
How do I get an 80G or 501(c)(3) tax exemption certificate for my donations?
If you are a donor from within India and you have filled the required details like your PAN number and complete address while making the donation, you will automatically receive a donation acknowledgement and an 80G certificate.
All US donors get a 501(c)(3) receipt automatically after their donation transaction is complete.
What to do if I have not received an 80G or 501(c)(3) tax exemption certificate after my donation?
If you made a donation but forgot to fill in the details or somehow did not receive the 80G certificate or 501(c)(3) certificate, please write to [email protected] and we would manually generate it and email it to you.
How do I get a tax-receipt if I am not a resident of India or US?
Please note that donations made to Sarvoham from countries other than India and the United States are currently not tax exempted.
May I donate in kind?
Of course, you may donate in kind the things that our recovering animals need the most. To get a list of all the things that may be donated, please check our Wishlist.
Can I donate new or used pet supplies?
Yes, you may donate new or used pet supplies like toys, blankets, and beds etc. We are sure our rescued animals will benefit from anything that you allow them to have. If the supplies are upcycled, we ensure their thorough sanitization. If you have already sanitized your supplies, please let us know when you drop them.
Please note that Sarvoham does not accept opened/expired medical supplies and equipment. The safety and health of our rescued pets is of utmost importance to us, and we do not compromise on the cost of our animals’ medical treatment and care.
Still got Questions?
Write to us at [email protected] and we’d be happy to help to assist you.