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Your donations go to help the pets most in need in our community.

Proactive GraphicWe have been strengthening our outreach to at-risk populations who are struggling through very difficult times through Door to Door. Some of the basic pet care items that we bring to pets through this program are: leashes, collars, harnesses, cat and dog food, flea preventives, grooming supplies, sturdy toys, and warm dog sweaters/jackets. Please consider donations of new or gently used items to help us, help them!

October 2017: Through the generosity of two of our dedicated and compassionate volunteers, we are thrilled to announce a dollar-for-dollar Challenge Grant of up to $25,000 to assist us in expanding our Planned Pethood Program which offers free, low-cost spay/neuter, microchip and vaccination services! We have through Thanksgiving 2017 to meet this challenge. Please write “Challenge Grant” on your check subject line, or in the comments area if you contribute online, so that we can allot your donation toward the challenge.

Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter welcomes and encourages donations to help support the important programs and services that provide care for lost and homeless animals in our community and fund education and outreach programs that promote responsible pet ownership through spay/neuter, vaccination and licensing.

If you would like to make a donation “In Honor Of” or “In Memory Of” a specific person or pet, please include that information in the comments field as you donate.

Your donation is tax deductible. The Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter’s Federal Tax Identification Number is 90-0039494.



1. Donate Online (If you wish to make a monthly recurring gift, check the box after donation amount.)


2. Or send a check to:

Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter
2200 7th Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA 95062


Santa Cruz Animal Shelter of course also accepts in-kind donations.
Here is our General Wish List.