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Our homeless pets deserve a place to call home. PAWS of Franklin County Texas is creating the first non-profit animal shelter in Franklin County. Our mission is … Our supporters are making our dream of saving lives possible. That’s why we’ve created the PAWS Pet Champions Society.

By including PAWS of Franklin County Texas in your planned giving efforts, your legacy of compassion and kindness will live on. It will stretch further and reach more lost and unwanted animals in need – even after you are gone.

There are a variety of ways to include PAWS in your future planning, and become a member of the PAWS Pet Champions Society.

Perpetual Room Naming Opportunities

Perpetual room naming opportunities are now available at a variety of levels. Find out more on the Room Naming Opportunities page.

Add PAWS in your will.

If you’re simply creating a new will or revising your overall estate plan, consider leaving part of your estate to PAWS of Franklin County Texas, a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation, by putting the following language into your will:
After fulfilling all other specific provisions, I give, bequeath, and devise __________% of the remainder of my estate (or $XXXXXX if a specific amount) to PAWS of Franklin County Texas, a tax-exempt corporation, tax id# 86-2935040, incorporated in the state of Texas.

Add PAWS as a beneficiary

Name PAWS of Franklin County Texas as a beneficiary for all or part of your life insurance, pension, or mutual fund account. List us as: PAWS of Franklin County, Texas, (EIN # 86-2935040), with a mailing address of P.O. Box 69, Mt. Vernon, Texas, 75457.

Give Stock and save on taxes

Consider a gift of stock to help pets in need. Any publicly traded stock that has appreciated can be donated directly to PAWS of Franklin County Texas. In doing so, you can avoid paying capital gains and you may even be eligible for an income tax deduction of the fair market value. For more information on making a gift of stock, email

Give from your Donor Advised Fund (DAF)

Donor Advised Funds (DAFs) are a simple, flexible and tax-advantageous way to give to PAWS of Franklin County. If you have a donor advised fund, simply contact your adviser at your DAF sponsoring organization directly to make your grant recommendation to PAWS of Franklin County Texas. Need help? Email us at

QCDs and RMDs from IRAs

If you are 70½ years old or older, you can give up to $100,000 from your Individual Retirement Account (IRA) directly to a qualified charity such as PAWS without having to pay income taxes. This can satisfy your required minimum distribution (RMD), reducing your taxable income while providing meaningful support to our cause.

Donate Real Estate

PAWS of Franklin County Texas may accept donations of real estate, such as a home, vacation property, undeveloped land, farmland, ranch or commercial property.

Donating appreciated property means you:

  • Avoid paying capital gains tax on the sale of the real estate
  • Receive a charitable income tax deduction based on the value of the gift
  • Leave a lasting legacy to PAWS of Franklin County Texas

Please contact us at for more information.

There is no minimum gift requirement for joining the PAWS Pet Champions Society, and we’re happy to answer any questions you may have or discuss how your gift can make a difference in our work on behalf of pets in Franklin County.

Ready to join us in this critical mission? Simply download and complete the form below and mail it to the address indicated.

Questions, please email and we’ll be happy to help.

Already included PAWS of Franklin County Texas in your planned giving efforts? Just email the details to us at and we’ll get you included as part of the PAWS Pet Champions Society.

Our pledge to donors: Your gifts will be used in the most effective and efficient manner possible, and for the purposes for which they were given. You will receive appropriate acknowledgement and recognition for your gift, and information about your donation will be handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.