What do the animals need? Shelter wish lists

Posted August 1, 2018 5:50 p.m. EDT
Updated August 6, 2018 12:39 p.m. EDT

One of the ways you can help make the biggest impact for homeless pets is to give – money and goods – to your local animal shelter.

While some animal shelters are taxpayer-funded, some private shelters and rescue groups are donor-funded. For non-profit groups, how many animals they can save and the amount of staff they can provide all depend on donations. Shelters can also benefit from people donating items on their “Wish Lists” such as cleaning supplies, specified brands of kitten and puppy food.

General Wish List Items

Gift cards to pet stores and/or office supply stores

Dog or cat treats (unopened)

Cat toys (ex. Kongs or plastic toys)

Dog toys (ex. Kongs or large Nylabones)

Cat litter

Fleece blankets/bath towels

Wet cat/kitten food

Bleach/cleaning supplies

General office/shelter supplies

Help a shelter near you

Wish List: Wake County Animal Center

Wish List: SPCA of Wake County

Wish List: Durham Animal Protection Society

Wish List: Orange County Animal Services

Wish List: Safe Haven for Cats

Vance County NC Animal Shelter Wish List

Wish List: Paws4Ever rescue

Wish List: Harnett County animal shelter

Wish List: Wayne County animal shelter

Wish List: Cumberland County Animal Control