animals shelters

advocacy project

reasons that animals are in shelters


  • Moving
  • Landlord does not allow pet
  • Too many animals in household
  • Cost of pet maintenance
  • Owner having personal problems / Illness / Death
  • Inadequate facilities
  • No homes available for litter mates
  • Having no time for pet
  • Pet illness(es)
  • Bitting

For cats, the reasons they found were the same plus:

  • Cat allergies in the family
  • House soiling
  • Incompatibility with other pets

what we can donate to the aniamls shelters


Animals thats in cages

  • Gift cards to grocery, pet supply, home improvement, office supply or auto part store
  • 6 ft. nylon leashes
  • Gentle leaders (medium and large)
  • Kongs (all sizes especially larger ones)
  • Cat toys without cat nip
  • Towels, wash cloths, and white bath towels
  • Feliway spray
  • Fresh veggies
  • Timothy hay
  • Plastic bags
  • Puppy training pads
  • Sunny Seat window mounted cat beds
  • Treat puzzle toys
  • Digital food scale
  • Digital Thermometer
  • Snuggle Safe microwave heat pad
  • Soft dog treats
  • Natural Balance Dog Food Rolls
  • Fleece for cat bedding
  • New ping pong balls for education projects
  • Dog shampoo
  • Waterless shampoo
  • Royal Canin Baby Cat 34 dry food (for weaning kittens)
  • Canned kitten food
  • Greenies Pill Pockets
  • Peanut butter
  • Cheese singles
  • Tongue depressors
  • Distilled water
  • Electric heating pads for exam and surgery
  • Newspapers
  • Digital kitchen scale for weighing foster kittens
  • Digital infant scale
  • Meat-based baby food
  • Canned tuna in water
  • Hot dogs


What we can not accept

  • Hard or homemade dog treats
  • Toner cartridges
  • Old computers and equipment like mice, keyboards, CRT monitors, printers, and scanners
  • Medications and medical supplies like syringes
  • Topical and oral pesticide products for dogs and cats including flea and tick products
  • Flea sprays, powders and foggers for the home
  • Used (already chewed on) dog treats and raw hides
  • Used litter boxes
  • Confetti shredded paper
  • Old clothing (t-shirts, socks)
  • Comforters, pillows, pillow cases and sheets
  • Anything broken or missing pieces

how many animals that do not have a home

  1. Approximately 7.6 million companion animals enter animal shelters nationwide every year. Of those, approximately 3.9 million are dogs and 3.4 million are cats. Each year, approximately 2.7 million animals are euthanized (1.2 million dogs and 1.4 million cats).