How to Help

"Sponsor Me" Program

The cats at Bessy's Place are unadoptable, permanent residents of the sanctuary, but you can still help them be comfortable, healhty, and happy! The “Sponsor Me” program allows you to choose the cat(s) you want to support that help out with their medical treatments, medication, special food and other needs. These cats require that extra little bit of TLC. ALL donations are gratefully accepted or you may choose one of Bessy's special sponsorship levels.

Sponsorship Levels:

Bessy's Buddy $50
Bessy's Friend $75
Bessy's Champion $100
Bessy's Protector $150
Bessy's Hero Over $150
Donors will receive a personalized picture of their sponsor cat(s) that can be framed. Proudly, your name and donation year will be listed on under your sponsor cat's picture as a generous sponsor!

Donate online via PayPal or Network For Good using the links to the right and remember to indicate that the donation is for Bessy's Place, or mail a check with "Bessy's Place" in the memo line directly to:

Bessy's Place Cat Sanctuary
c/o Mass Humane Society
P.O. Box 890127
East Weymouth, MA 02189

If you have any questions about the cats at Bessy's Place, please call Joanne at 781-335-1300 or email


Leave a Legacy

Charitable gift and estate planning is a wonderful way to provide for your family and the non-profit organizations that you cherish. Including Massachusetts Humane Society or Bessy’s Place Cat Sanctuary in your planned giving, ensures that you will make a meaningful and lasting contribution to help homeless animals.

There are many options for planned giving, including annuities, trust funds, a gift of stock, a bequest, or grant funding. Some may provide you with tax benefits. You also may be able to increase your current income or provide additional retirement income, while reducing income tax and estate taxes. It is important to explore your options with the help of an estate planner so that you, MHS, and Bessy’s Place receive the full benefit of any charitable gift.

Your generosity will help MHS continue our mission to provide exceptional care and proper placement of companion animals and help Bessy’s Place Cat Sanctuary create a peaceful, comfortable environment where unadoptable or medical compromised cats receive the medical attention they require while allowing them to live out their lives with the love and dignity they deserve. Charitable contributions may be made to Massachusetts Humane Society or you may choose to designate your gift to Bessy’s Place Cat Sanctuary.

Make a difference in the lives of homeless animals. Leave a legacy.

Matching Gifts

Many employers offer to match their employee donations to non-profit organizations, sometimes two or three times the amount donated. Check with your HR department to maximize the impact of your gift.

Workplace Giving — CFC & COBECC

If you are a federal, state or municipal employee, you may be able to donate through your employee giving program. We participate in the City of Boston Employees Charitable Campaign – Code #5170 (COBECC) and the Combined Federal Campaign – Code #70726 (CFC). Please contact your employer for more information on these programs.

Tribute and Memorial Giving

When donors make gifts in honor or in memory of a person, pet, or occasion, we will notify the appropriate person with a personalized – Mass Humane Society card or Bessy’s Place card.

For more information on any of these giving plans, please contact Joanne: 781-335-1300 or


Contact Us
Bessy's Place Cat Sanctuary
c/o Mass Humane Society
P.O. Box 890127
East Weymouth, MA 02189
Bessy's Place Cat Sanctuary
501(c)(3) non profit
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