Where can animal lovers donate items that will benefit animals in need? Many shelters accept donations of pet food and supplies that go directly to the care of the animals. Some also run thrift shops that accept donations of all sorts, with the proceeds benefitting the shelter.
Do you have a pile of towels to donate?
Why not give them to a shelter?
Listed below are just a few of the many shelters in our state.
Arizona Animal Welfare League (AAWL) is Arizona’s oldest and largest no-kill shelter located at 25 N. 40th St., Phoenix, 85034. They have a wish list on their website which is updated frequently. Generally, they are in need of food, towels, collars, litter boxes and clay litter, scoops, and general supplies for the shelter such as trash bags, batteries, and office supplies. Main phone is 602-273-6852.
Arizona Humane Society accepts donations of pet food and pet items for their shelters as well as general items for their three thrift shops in Mesa, Cave Creek, and Sunnyslope. Free pick up of your car, boat, or thrift shop donations is available. For more info, visit their website or schedule a pick up at 602-997-7585 X 2035.
HALO (Helping Animals Live On) Animal Rescue is a no-kill animal shelter in Phoenix at 3227 E. Bell Rd., 85032, accepting donations for their shelter including food, litter, beds, and more. They also accept vehicle donations and have a thrift shop boutique in Cave Creek with women clothing and home furnishings. For donation and adoption locations, visit their website or call 602-971-9222.
Lost Our Home Pet Rescue is the only organization in the Valley focused on both pets and people in crisis. In addition to rescuing pets abandoned or at risk of homelessness they provide pet care when people find themselves in challenging life situations. Visit their website to view updated Wish Lists for their cats, kittens, puppies, dogs and general shelter needs.
Maricopa County Animal Care and Control (MCACC) accepts in-kind donations which go directly to the care of the animals in their shelters. Take donations such as towels, blankets, beds, food, litter, toys, and more to any location, found on their website.
Pet Food Pantries supply senior citizens, veterans, and families in need with pet food and supplies to help keep pets and their families together. They are best contacted through their websites as many are operated out of homes. Pet food may also be donated to food pantries for people as many distribute pet food to families. Four of the pet food pantries are listed below:
• Arizona Pet Pantry serves Southern Arizona and supplies pet food for seniors 62 and older.
• Cause 4 Paws Pet Food Pantry provides pet food for seniors and veterans in Maricopa County. They can accept unopened, new, and not expired food.
• Chuck Waggin Pet Food Pantry has five drop off locations in Phoenix and Tempe and do accept open bags and food expired within a year.
• Phoenix Pet Food Pantry helps financially struggling owners. They accept food and all pet supplies with locations in Central and North Phoenix.