Frequently Asked Questions

How do World Animal Gifts work?

4 Easy steps

1. Visit and choose your gift(s)

2. Make your choice on which card you would like to receive (Print, PDF, E-Card) and add to your gift basket

3. Personalize your card and enter your recipient’s details

4. Send your gift and know that this giving season you’ve chosen a gift that gives twice, first feel great about purchasing a gift that will help inspire people to change animals' lives for the better and then, working together, we will be able to move the world to protect animals!

Where does the money go?

Over the past 50 years, World Animal Protection supporters have helped us end the needless suffering of animals around the world. We work around the globe to influence decision makers to put animals on the global agenda and to help the world see how important animals are to all of us. Today we're working to help governments and communities to protect and care for their animals.

All of the gifts listed on World Animal Gifts represent the work we do to end the needless suffering of animals around the world. While your donation does not purchase an actual product or service, we use your gifts where they can do the most good and go wherever the need for animal protection is greatest. And, because you are helping World Animal Protection move the world to protect animals, your gift is tax deductible.

How quickly will my recipient get their e-card?

If you choose to send your e-card immediately, your recipient will receive the card via email soon after you order your gift. If you choose a specific date, your e-card will be sent to the recipient’s inbox on the specified date. You will receive a notification by email once the e-card you sent has been viewed.


World Animal Protection is a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization that receives no government funding, and our work is made possible entirely through donations from animal lovers like you. We are part of a global organization that has established strategic priorities to combat the world’s most intense and large-scale animal welfare issues.

How do group gifts work?

Group gifts are a unique way to let people contribute to a meaningful gift for the animal lover in their life. It can also be a great way to celebrate your birthday, graduation or other special occasion by creating a gift and having friends and family contribute to honor you!

Is an account required to create a group gift?

Yes: to prevent spam. We also require email validation.

How does a Group Gift creator edit his/her group gift?

You will see a link to "Edit" if youa are logged in.  In addition, logged in users will now see a "Group Gifts" tab on your Account page, which also gives you the ability to view and edit your Group Gift.

Is an event date required?

Yes. An event date is needed to schedule ecards if a Group Gift creator has specified a gift recipient.

Is an account required to donate towards group gift?


What happens when the goal is reached?

People will no longer be able to contribute towards the gift.

What happens if the gift is not fully funded by the event day?

People will still be able to donate.  If a Group Gift creator has configured an ecard, however, it will NOT send until the gift is fully funded.

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