Please use the button below to make your
donation. Thank you form the Bedford County
The Bedford County Humane Society is committed
to providing protection, shelter and care
for unwanted and homeless companion animals.
Because of generous donors, we are able to
rescue, rehabilitate and re-home nearly a
thousand animals every year. You can make
a difference for animals in our community!
We receive no government funding and are not
affiliated with any national animal welfare
Making a gift to BCHS
Our SECURE online donation form makes it easy
to offer much appreciated support right now.
You can select which program you wish your
donation to be used under and even for a Specific
Animal if you wish. Any gift made to the Bedford
County Humane Society is tax deductible as
we are a register 501(c)(3) organization.
Special Needs Gift Opportunities
Every animal comes to us with a story. Many
were innocent victims of abuse or neglect.
Some have guardians going through a divorce
or other family troubles. Others have had
family members who didn't know they were allergic
until their new puppy came home!
But the animals who break our hearts - and
make this work so rewarding - are the animals
who come to us in desperate circumstances.
They've been struck by cars, severely abused,
ignored until their matted fur began to rot,
or were simply born with a physical challenge
beyond their control.
Named after Bea – A tiny puppy that was tossed
from a moving automobile, severely breaking
both hind legs, is dedicated to these animals.
These extraordinary animals may need specialized
surgery, more testing than usual, specialized
nutritional need or modified training to address
particular behavior challenges. While we regularly
share stories with you about animals like
Bea and Cordelia, BCHS is always busy with
even more animals who need extra help.
Consider making a donation to Bea’s Fund.
You can also make a donation in honor of someone
and send an e-card to let them know. Your
donation will go to help care for our animals
in the greatest need.
Since 1989, the Bedford County Humane Society
has been committed to excellence in providing
protection, shelter and care for unwanted
and homeless animals. BCHS is a leader in
our community in animal welfare, due largely
in part to the support of our generous community.
Since we receive no government funding, BCHS
is dependent upon the generosity of caring
contributors like you!
The decision to include the Bedford County
Humane Society in your estate plans shows
a sincere commitment to animals and a desire
for your legacy of love to continue for years
to come. Estate gifts, commonly called "planned
gifts," include bequests, securities,
charitable trusts, life insurance, retirement
accounts and more.
One of the simplest ways to leave a charitable
legacy to the Bedford County Humane Society
is through a provision in your will. Your
will provides the flexibility of specifying
exactly how you wish to provide for animals.
If you own anything at all, you should have
a will so that the state is not left in charge
of the distribution of your assets at your
If you have an insurance policy that is no
longer needed for the purpose it was originally
purchased, you may wish to change the beneficiary
to the Bedford County Humane Society. You
may also consider making a gift of a policy
itself to the Bedford County Humane Society
and contribute funds to enable the Bedford
County Humane Society to pay the insurance
Other Planned Giving Options
There are many other powerful ways to combine
continuing support for animals with tax benefits
and income for you and your loved ones. The
Bedford County Humane Society would be pleased
to answer any questions you may have.
Join Winchester’s's Legacy Club!
The Bedford County Humane Society is honored
to be remembered by our friends. Estate gifts
are personal and make a significant impact.
We take your commitment and the responsibility
for animals seriously. A Statement of Intent
to bequeath a future gift upon BCHS entitles
you to membership in our treasured Winchester's
Legacy Club. Your membership allows us to
thank you during your lifetime and to ensure
your love of animals is remembered.
Please mail your Statement of Intent
to the following address:
Bedford County Humane Society
1108 Lutzville Road
Bedford, PA 15537
If you would like more information on including
BCHS in your estate plans, contact the Public
Affairs Department at 814.623.8968.
Bedford County Humane Society to continue
providing lifesaving services for animals.
Future generations of both animals and people
depend on the important decisions you make