Animal welfare charities

This information explains the characteristics of an animal welfare charity for the purposes of endorsement as a deductible gift recipient (DGR).

The meaning of animal for this purpose is broad and includes land animals, reptiles, birds, fish and other aquatic animals.

Animals that are lost, mistreated or without owners must be the focus of the animal welfare charity's principal activity.

The principal activity of the animal welfare charity must not be limited to native wildlife. A mix of native wildlife and other animals is acceptable.

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    Last modified: 12 Oct 2016QC 26500