donate a vehicle

The Central Texas SPCA has partnered with Car Program LLC to expand the ways in which our friends and supporters may help us achieve our mission of Finding Forever Families(TM). Now, you can donate a car, truck, trailer, boat, RV or other vehicle to help us save more homeless pets.

Since 1992, Car Program LLC has supported charities across the nation by handling vehicle donations. They are licensed and bonded. When you donate your vehicle to the Central Texas SPCA, Car Program LLC handles all the logistics and fees and gives 70% of the proceeds from the sale of your vehicle to our shelter. There is no out-of-pocket expense to the CTSPCA. Because we have a small staff, we would not be able to effectively handle your donation without the help of Car Program LLC.

When you make a vehicle donation to the CTSPCA, our partners at Car Program LLC will conduct a courtesy follow-up call to you to assure your satisfaction and quality control. An annual audit of Car Program operations is performed by an independent auditing firm. They work with reputable towing companies to provide timely, professional and courteous towing.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What can I donate?

A: We accept most vehicles and vessels including but not limited to cars, trucks, trailers, boats and RV’s.

Q: My car hasn’t run in years. Can I still donate it?

A: Yes, we are able to accept most vehicles running or not (exceptions include older vehicles whose value would not offset the cost of towing). To find out if we can accept your vehicle, please complete and submit our donation form.

Q: Do I have to have the title in order to donate my vehicle?

A: We would like the title to the vehicle, but if you do not have it please contact us anyway. It is possible that other arrangements may be made. To find out if we can accept your vehicle, please complete and submit our donation form.

Q: Can you pick up vehicles in all 50 states?

A: Yes, we are able to pick up accepted vehicles in the continental U.S. and Hawaii.

Q: How will my vehicle be picked up?

A: We will arrange to have your vehicle towed away by a professionally licensed, bonded and insured towing company.

Q: How long will it take to pick up my vehicle?

A: We will arrange for a towing company to contact you via telephone within a week at the latest. If you need your car picked up sooner, please let us know as we may be able to accommodate rush orders as well.

Q: Is my donation tax deductible?

A: Yes, vehicle and vessel donations made to bona fide charitable organizations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. The Central Texas SPCA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. However, individual tax situations vary so please check with a tax professional to determine what if any tax benefit you may receive from a tax deductible donation.

Q: How does my tax deduction work?

A: The IRS allows you, the taxpayer, to claim a tax deduction of (a) the value of your vehicle up to $500 or (b) if we sell the vehicle for more than $500 we will mail you a postcard with that value for your tax purposes. For additional information, the IRS provides a Donor’s Guide to Car Donations, which sets forth the manner in which the IRS requires you to determine the value of your donated property.

Q: How can I schedule a pick up of the vehicle I wish to donate?

A: Please complete and submit our donation form and we will take it from there.


Any other questions? Email us! THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF THE CTSPCA!