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Car Donations

It's as easy as 1-2-3 to turn your car, motorcycle, boat or recreational vehicle into a donation for the animals!

1.  To get the ball rolling, contact our vehicle donation partner, Charitable Auto ResourceS (CARS), by phone at (877) 537-5277 or make arrangements online.

2.  Through our close partnership with CARS, a local organization, we will arrange free towing of your vehicle, process all of the necessary paperwork with the DMV, and sell your vehicle at auction.

3.  Proceeds from your sold vehicle support the Butte Humane Society's programs and services, and your donation is tax-deductible as permitted by law.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does my car have to be in running condition?

No.  In fact, it doesn't even have to be smog-tested or registered.  As long as you have the car's title (pink slip) and the engine of the vehicle is intact, we are happy to accept it.

Can you come pick up the car?                                                                 

Absolutely!  We provide free towing from any location in Chico and surrounding counties, and can typically arrange pick-up within 48 hours of your call.  Evening and weekend pick-up is also available.

Do you accept other types of vehicles besides cars?                                    

Yes!  Our program is open to trucks, motorcycles, boats, motorhomes, jet skis, tractors, and even airplanes.

Do you take care of the DMV paperwork?                                                          

We sure do!  All DMV paperwork is processed on your behalf.

What are the advantages of donating my vehicle?                                          

Your generous car donation to Butte Humane Society provides you with a tax deduction as permitted by law.  Best of all, proceeds directly benefit the Humane Society's mission to provide and advocate humane treatment of companion and other animals through promotion of compassion, responsible stewardship and public awareness in our community and the world we share. 

If you have further questions about our vehicle donation program, please contact us at or (530) 343-7917 x135.