There are many ways you can help the Allen County SPCA!

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 in April. Membership dues are used to provide animal care, vaccinations, and veterinary services and to spay and neuter our animals.

Becoming a member means that you will have a direct impact on the loving dogs and cats that come to the ACSPCA. Not only will you be financially assisting with their heath and well-being, but you will be involved in decisions that will affect the future of the animals we love so much.

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Donate

The Allen County SPCA is a not-for-profit organization that receives no government funding of any kind. We are an A+ Better Business Bureau accredited charity and seal participant. We rely entirely on the support of our members and community donations to keep our dogs and cats healthy and safe. Donating onine is easy and is done through PayPal. You may also make donations through checks payable to the Allen County SPCA and mailed to our address below.
Click here to view our donation options.

 

Become a Corporate Partner

We like to brag about our Corporate Partners by giving them exposure during our signature fundraising events as well as logo and website links on our website. Call or email Melissa Gibson for more information on the various levels available.

 

Volunteer

Volunteers are the life force of the Allen County SPCA. They touch every aspect of our operations and provide the highest-quality care for our pets. This work enables us to magnify our impact and save more lives. 

By joining The Allen County SPCA team of dedicated volunteers, you’ll build strong relationships with other like-minded volunteers, the animal-loving community, and of course, the animals themselves. Click here to read through our volunteer guidelines and fill out a volunteer application.

If you need volunteer hours for school, work, community service or are looking for single day group events, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at dani@allencountyspca.org or (260)744-0454 x204.


Volunteer Portal

If you are already a volunteer, use this link to log into our Volunteer Portal. You will be able to record your volunteer hours with us which helps us receive much needed future funding. Click here for the Volunteer Portal.

 

Host a Third-Party Fundraising Event

Have a great fundraising idea to help our homeless animals? All you need is a plan of action. Just complete our third-party fundraising application, which can be downloaded below. Your participation in organizing a third-party fundraiser benefitting our shelter ensures there is a place for homeless animals to live until they find their forever homes.

Third-Party Fundraising Application & Info

 

Become a Foster Parent

As a Foster Care Volunteer (FCV) you would provide an animal with a safe and nurturing environment, allowing it to overcome its challenges on its journey to a forever home. Interested? Click here to read more on Fostering.

 

Donate Wishlist Items

Our center is always on the lookout for supplies that will help keep our dogs and cats healthy, safe and happy. From food to toys, we welcome a number of items that will give our fur friends a comfortable lifestyle. Donations may be dropped off during our regular business hours. See our complete Wishlist to the right in the orange box.

Some items can be purchased directly from our wishlist on Amazon.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 about 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.

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VOLUNTEER GUIDELINES

Volunteers are the life force of the Allen County SPCA. They touch every aspect of our operations and provide the highest-quality care for our pets. This work enables us to magnify our impact and save more lives. By joining The Allen County SPCA team of dedicated volunteers, you’ll build strong relationships with other like-minded volunteers, the animal-loving community, and of course, the animals themselves.

• Volunteers are required to become members of our organization at a discounted rate of $15.00/year to help deter the costs of volunteer apparel and training. Membership dues are to be paid at orientation.

• Volunteers must commit to at least 6 months of volunteering with the Allen County SPCA.

• Volunteers must be able to complete at least 4 hours every 30 days with the Allen County SPCA.

• Volunteers must be willing to create a weekly or every other week schedule that fits their and the shelters needs.

• Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age to volunteer without a parent or guardian present.

• Volunteers 12-15 years of age must have a parent or guardian present and actively volunteering alongside them. Parent or guardian is limited to 1 person, but may have up to 2 volunteers with them.

• Volunteers 18+ must have a valid form of photo ID

• Volunteers aged 16 - 17 must have a parent or guardian sign a volunteer release form.

• Volunteers must be able to communicate professionally, as human interaction is a requirement of all volunteer roles.

• Volunteer must read and comprehend detailed policy and protocol information, as well as being able to remember and follow shelter protocols.

• Volunteers must have regular access to an email account and be able to use simple software to log their volunteer hours

• Volunteers can be terminated if they do not abide by the rules and regulations set forth by the Allen County SPCA.

Ready to volunteer? Click here to fill out our online Volunteer Application.

A DONOR BILL OF RIGHTS

Philanthropy is based on voluntary action for the common good. It is a tradition of giving and sharing that is primary to the quality of life. To assure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the not-for-profit organizations and causes they are asked to support, we declare that all donors have these rights:

I. To be informed of the organization's mission, of the way the organization intends to use donated resources, and of its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes.

II. To be informed of the identity of those serving on the organization's governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.

III. To have access to the organization's most recent financial statements.

IV. To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.

V. To receive appropriate acknowledgement and recognition.

VI. To be assured that information about their donation is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.

VII. To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature.

VIII. To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization or hired solicitors.

IX. To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an organization may intend to share.

X. To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.

WISHLIST

Our center is always on the lookout for supplies that will help keep our dogs and cats healthy, safe and happy. From food to toys, we welcome a number of items that will give our fur friends a comfortable lifestyle. Some items can be purchased directly from our wishlist on Amazon.com. Just follow the links or click here for our full list.

• Kitty litter
• Cat & kitten food (wet or dry)
• Dog & puppy food (wet or dry)
Hill's Science Diet cat & dog food
• Puppy pads
• Box lids from copy paper cases (for disposable litter boxes)
• Canned tuna, sardines, or mackerel
• Feliway
• Paper towel tubes
• Egg cartons - prefer paper
Martingale collars (medium & large sizes)
Made in the USA rawhide chews & dog treats
Disposable cat scratchers
Heavy weight paper bowls
• Peanut butter
Lint rollers
Kuranda dog beds
Kuranda Vinyl cat perches
Screw on cage food & water bowls
• Copy paper
• Dish detergent
• 39 gal or larger trash bags
• Tall kitchen trash bags
• Paper towels
• Gift cards to PETCO, PetSmart, Pet Supplies Plus, & Green DogGoods

Recyclables
• Aluminum cans, cell phones, laptops, computer towers, iPods, ink jet cartridges (not toner)

* We do not take comforters or pillows. (Some of our dogs like to chew the stuffing out of them.)

Donations may be dropped off during our regular business hours.


 

 

Corporate Partners

To join these companies in support of the Allen County SPCA email Melissa.

PetSmart Charities
Bob Subaru of Fort Wayne
Heritage Parts
Pawsitively Paradise Pet Resort
Bush's Best
Remax
McMahon's Best One
Stewart Brimner Peters Insurance
Kelli Southern State Farm
Digital Communications
Pathfinder
Law's Country Kennel
Pond Champs
Office Concepts Inc.