Our shelter operates entirely on the generosity of our community. Our donations come in various forms. Whether it is a child who collected pennies for us or someone who remembered to include us as the beneficiary in their will, each of these “ways to give” ensures the lights are on andthe animals are fed, safe and loved.
Become a Member
There are many ways to support the Allen County SPCA, including membership. As a member you will receive a monthly newsletter and have voting rights at the annual meeting every April. Membership dues are used to operate our facilities. They go toward providing shelter, animal care, vaccinations, and veterinary care including spay and neuter services for the animals.
Becoming a member means that you will have a direct impact on the loving dogs and cats that come to the Allen County SPCA. Not only will you be financially assisting with their health and well-being, but you also will be involved in decisions that will affect the future of the animals we love so much.
Angel Fund - Help a Special Needs or At Risk Animal
Our dogs and cats come to us from a variety of circumstances and all need attention the moment they arrive. A number of the animals that we take in each year have a need that is above and beyond the norm. Whether it is a very costly heartworm treatment, a long-term ailment that requires regular medical attention, or an unexpected illness that develops while the animal is in our care, we handle and watch over those needs. With a gift to our Angel Fund, you can help sponsor the needs of these special animals that truly rely on the Allen County SPCA. Without us, most of these animals would not be given the chance to provide love to those around them.
Monthly gifts are crucial to our existence. The long-term commitments of our members are the reason we've been around to help animals in northeast Indiana for the past 65+ years. When you donate monthly, you are helping hundreds of pets to receive shelter, medical care and, most importantly, a chance to be matched with someone who will love them unconditionally for the rest of their lives.
Tree of Life
Pay lasting tribute to a special pet through our Tree of Life. A beautiful 5' x 7' Tree of Life has been painted on a lobby wall at the Allen County SPCA by local muralist, Gwen Gutwein. Copper, silver, and gold engraved leaves adorn the tree as loving ways that dog and cat lovers choose to remember a pet. Secure a leaf for your or a friend's pet today.
• Gold - $250+ donation
• Silver - $150 - $249 donation
• Copper - $75-$149 donation
These and all other memorial and tribute gifts for pets will continue to be acknowledged in our newsletter. Please type in name of Pet or Person for leaf engraving in the instruction area after clicking on the Donate button below.
Memorials or Honoring of Friends
When a friend passes, it is sometimes difficult to know how to pay tribute. With a gift to the Allen County SPCA, you can celebrate that family member or friend in a way that truly helps others in need. To secure your memorial, click "Donate" below. Then, once you are directed to PayPal's secure site and have typed in your donation amount, be sure to list the person's name and if your donation is a "memorial" or "in honor of" that person.
Memorials for Pets
Our pets become part of our family. The unconditional love of a pet cannot be replaced and can leave a lasting pain in our hearts once they have passed. Leaving a memorial in memory of a pet, whether it was yours or a friend's, helps us to remember their important role in our lives. To secure your memorial, click "Donate" below. Then, once you are directed to PayPal's secure site and have typed in your donation amount, be sure to list the person's name and if your donation is a "memorial" or "in honor of" that person.
Third Party Fundraisers and Fund Collections
Want to hold a company or community event to benefit our homeless cats and dogs? Through our Third Party Fundraisers, groups can hold bake sales, supply drives and more to benefit the dogs and cats in our care. Download our Third Party Fundraising Guidelines and details here.
Even something simple, such as gathering change or collecting funds, can directly impact the animals in our care. Click here for ideas on how you or your group can help our animals.
Your Dog's Unique DNA
Interested in finding out your dog's full breed composition, unique personality traits, genetic health concerns, predisposition to disease, and more? Get answers with a DNA test! Your dog's results include a custom photo certificate of your dog’s breed composition, a percentage breakdown of each level of each breed found in your dog’s unique DNA, and a report on your dog’s dominant breeds, personality traits and health concerns. You can purchase the DNA kit from us at our shelter or online by clicking the Buy Now link below. The cost of the kit is $10. Once you receive your kit in the mail, simply collect a DNA cheek swab from your dog and mail it in the provided envelope to the lab at DNA My Dog. Be sure to include a $49.99 lab fee and $9.70 shipping fee. The lab will run the test and mail you the results! For more information, visit www.dnamydog.com.
Leave a Legacy
Legacy gifts can provide significant estate and gift tax deductions, and if you give during your lifetime, the donations may reduce your income taxes as well. There are a variety of giving options, including the ability to set up a charitable fund in your family's name. Although tax benefits are often what are most touted when it comes to charitable giving, we know most donors give because they want to support a special cause. Won't you discuss this with your professional advisor? Please contact us for a brochure about legacy gifts.
When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to the Allen County SPCA. Through AmazonSmile, you get to shop for everyday items that you may need, while Amazon donates some of the proceeds directly to us. Be sure to select "Allen County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty To Animals" as your charity. Visit https://smile.amazon.com and sign up today. It's free!
Register your Kroger Rewards Card and help The Allen County SPCA while you shop for groceries. Visit Kroger Community Rewards and sign up today. Our organization number is 55024 or type in Allen County SPCA. You'll need to renew your charity choice every year. If you have questions or need any help, go to the service desk of your local store and let them know you want to link your card to donate to the Allen County SPCA.