Investigations & Rescue Fund

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What is the Investigations & Rescue Fund?

The Investigations & Rescue Fund is a special monthly giving program that provides PETA with financial support for its groundbreaking investigations and lifesaving rescue work. This vital fund allows PETA to respond immediately when animals are in need and helps provide our investigators with the resources that they need to expose and stop hideous abuse of animals that happens out of the public eye.

Members commit to a modest amount every month, which provides year-round support for this urgent work for animals.

How does it work?

It's easy! Simply choose your monthly gift and enter your billing information on our secure website. We'll charge your credit card or debit your checking account for this amount at the same time each month.

Who are Investigations & Rescue Fund members?

Supporters of the Investigations & Rescue Fund are committed individual people, like you, who want to ensure that PETA has the resources it needs to maintain and expand this vital part of its work for animals. Investigations & Rescue Fund donors know that through their monthly gift, they're helping to fund investigations that save animals' lives.

What exactly does the fund do?

It provides PETA with the resources to seek out and train a top-notch team of investigators, help them document incidents of cruelty, stop animal suffering, remove animals and transport them to safety, and take action to hold perpetrators accountable.

What are the benefits of membership in the Investigations & Rescue Fund?

Investigations & Rescue Fund supporters receive all the benefits of PETA membership, including a subscription to our informative magazine, PETA Global. However, as long as you're an active Investigations & Rescue Fund supporter, your membership in PETA is always current.

In addition, PETA has a dedicated staff member to address any questions, concerns, or issues that may come up as a part of your participation in the program.

Can I cancel or change at any time?

Yes. Participation in the Investigations & Rescue Fund is at your discretion. You can go online and change your monthly amount, or cancel, at any time.

You can also call 757-622-7382 to speak with a PETA representative directly.

 

Meet some of the animals who were saved, thanks to PETA's Investigations & Rescue Fund.

The abuse that animals suffer at human hands is heartbreaking. But thanks to the efforts of PETA—and our generous Investigations & Rescue Fund donors—countless animals have been saved from lives of misery, neglect, and suffering.

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Jaya and Rudi

The Animal Rahat team that encountered Jaya on a busy street in Sangli, India, was horrified to discover that her vulva had been “stapled” closed with copper wire in a crude and cruel attempt to prevent her from getting pregnant—which could have had fatal consequences, as she was already pregnant. After the team members carefully removed the wire and filed a cruelty report with local police, they transferred Jaya to one of Animal Rahat’s sanctuaries, where she gave birth a few days later to a healthy colt whom the staff named Rudi. Mother and son are thriving at the sanctuary, where they receive gentle care, nutritious food, and the respect they deserve.

Inspired by this rescue story?

You can help do even more for animals by becoming an Investigations & Rescue Fund member today. Investigations & Rescue Fund members provide us with the steady financial support that PETA's eyewitness investigators need in order to expose—and ultimately stop—the cruelty that animal abusers try so desperately to hide. Your gift to the Investigations & Rescue Fund today will help animals by supporting PETA's eye-opening investigations and lifesaving rescue work.

Join right now and a generous foundation will donate an extra $75 to PETA, helping your gift do even more for animals!

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Donations to PETA are in U.S. dollars and are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by U.S. law. PETA's tax ID number is 52-1218336. Please print or save this message for your personal records.

Thanks to a generous foundation supporting PETA's work, an additional gift of $75 will be made to benefit our Investigations & Rescue Fund for each new monthly donor who gives via this form until December 31, 2022, or until the $75,000 campaign goal is met. Donations made after the goal has been met will not qualify for the extra $75 gift, but they'll still make a tremendous difference to animals.

 

Bank Routing & Account Numbers

To make a payment directly from your U.S. bank account, you will need to provide the routing number for your bank, as well as your account number. Both of these numbers can be found at the bottom of a check issued for your bank account.

At the bottom of your check you will find three numbers - the routing number which is always 9 digits long for U.S. banks, the account number which can be up to 17 digits long, and the check number which will match the number found in the upper right corner of the check. These sets of numbers can appear in a variety of orders on your check. However, you will always find the routing number surrounded by this symbol ACH Routing Symbol, and the account number will always be to the left of this symbol ACH Account Symbol.

Please use the image below for an example of how your routing and account numbers may appear on your check.

Sample Check:

The routing number comes first and is surrounded by the ACH Routing Symbol symbol, the account number comes next and is followed by the ACH Account Symbol symbol.

The CVV2 is shown as 3 digits after the credit card number on the back of the card.

What is the Verification Code and what does it look like?

For your protection, we ask that you enter an extra 3-4 digit number called the CVV2. The CVV2 is NOT your PIN number. It is an extra ID printed on your Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express Card.

Visa, MasterCard & Discover

On the back of the card in the top-right corner of the signature box, as depicted in the image to the right. Enter the three-digit number following the credit card number.

The CVV2 is shown as 3 digits after the credit card number on the back of the card.

American Express

On the front of the card as depicted in the image to the right. Enter the four-digit number on the right directly above the credit card number.

The CVV2 is shown as 4 digits on the front of the card.

 

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