Sammie's Friends

Nevada County Animal Shelter

14647 McCourtney Road

Grass Valley, CA  95949

Sammie’s Friends is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.  The mission of Sammie's Friends is to provide medical care for the animals at the Nevada County Animal Shelter, making them adoptable, and to support other disadvantaged animals in Nevada County that without help would continue to suffer or would be euthanized.  Sammie’s Friends also operates the Nevada County Animal Shelter at 14647 McCourtney Road.

Kennel Hours:


12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Main: (530) 471-5041

Cat House: (530) 274-1955




Automatic Donations

Have money taken automatically out of your paycheck or your bank or brokerage account and sent directly to Sammie's Friends.  This is really easy and adds up over a year's time.  Call the shelter and talk to Curt for details.

Matching Donations

See if your employer offers a matching donation plan.  This doubles your donation!

Donate a Vehicle

If you have a used car you no longer use or want, donating it to Sammie's Friends is fast and easy.  Save yourself the trouble of selling it AND help Nevada County animals.  The donation company will arrange to pick up your vehicle, handle the title transfer, and provide you with a tax-deductible donation receipt -all at no cost to you.  

For more information or to donate a vehicle, please click here.

Donate Securities, Stocks and Bonds

Avoid capital gains taxes by transferring appreciated securities to Sammie's Friends.  

You will also receive a tax deduction based on the value of the securities at the time of transfer.  

Please see you tax advisor for more information. Click Here for wiring and delivery instructions.

Donate a Life Insurance Policy

If you own a life insurance policy you no longer need, you can donate the policy to Sammie's Friends.  

Please see your life insurance agent for more information.

Contribute from Your IRA

Please consult your tax advisor for more information.

Sell on ebay

Now you can automatically donate all or part of the sales price of your ebay items directly to Sammie's Friends.  

For more information, please click here.

Care of this type has reduced the euthanasia rate since most of these animals become adoptable. (Most people do not want to adopt an animal if they are immediately faced with a large vet bill.)  In 1998, the euthanasia rate at the shelter was almost 70%. At the end of 2007, the rate was down to 3%, which held steady through 2009.  Since Sammie’s Friends assumed management of the Shelter in 2010, the euthanasia rate has decreased further to less than 1% and has stayed at that level.  One of the three major reasons for this huge reduction in euthanasia is the medical care provided by funds from Sammie's Friends.

(The other major reasons are the Shelter's Volunteer Program and Social Media like Facebook.)

Mail Checks/Money Orders to:

Sammie’s Friends

14647 McCourtney Road

Grass Valley, CA.  95949

Here are some other ways you can donate...

Earn 3% of your qualifying purchases for Sammie's Friends every time you shop at SPD Markets!

Pick up a card at SPD and register it one of the following ways:

~To begin using your card immediately, complete the registration form available at the store.

~Call 1-800-931-6258 or register online

~If you're already an eScrip member, sign in to "my eScrip" to register your SPD Community Card.

SPD Markets Community Card


All donations to Sammie's Friends go to the direct support of animals at the Nevada County Animal Shelter and community animals who have no other way to receive veterinary care.


GO SHOPPING at dozens of local and online stores

and raise funds for Sammie's Friends at the same time.

Click Here to find out more!


Sammie's Wish List

In Kind Donations

are tax deductible!


By including Sammie’s Friends in your will, you will be able to continue providing support for the homeless pets at the Nevada County Animal Shelter. You can make your bequest for a specific dollar amount, a percentage of your estate or specific assets from your estate.

Your first step should be to speak with your attorney or Estate planner and advise them of your wishes.

Your planner will require to know our legal name  and address:

Sammie’s Friends

14647 McCourtney Road

Grass Valley, CA 95949.

Our 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable status will provide key tax savings for your estate.

Our Federal Tax I.D. number is 52-2439192.


A percentage bequest can be anything from 1% to 100% of your estate. One advantage of this type of bequest is that, as your estate increases in value, your bequest to Sammie’s Friends will also grow.


Should you decide on a residual bequest, Sammie’s Friends would receive all or a portion of the balance or residue of your estate after other specific bequests have been processed. By selecting Sammie’s Friends as the beneficiary of this residue, you help the probate process.


If you decide on a specific bequest, this can be for a dollar amount or a specific item from your estate.

There are other planned giving option’s that your estate planner will inform you about.

Bequests can be designated for many purposes or given without restriction. Whatever you should decide to do, Sammie’s Friends pledge to meet your wishes.

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