Our shelter operates 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, the 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 in April. Membership dues are used to operate our shelter including providing shelter, 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 Allen County SPCA. Not only will you be financially assisting with their health and well-being, but you 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 from the moment they arrive. Each year, we take in animals who have a special need. Whether it is a very costly heartworm treatment, long term ailment needing regular medical attention or when an animal in our care falls unexpectedly ill, we take care of those needs. With a gift from you into our Angel Fund, you can help to sponsor the needs of these special cases that truly need the Allen County SPCA. Without us, most of these animals would not be given the chance to provide love to those around them.
Sustaining members are crucial to our existence. The long term commitments of community members are the reason there is a non-profit homeless shelter in northeast Indiana. When you donate monthly, you are helping hundreds of pets to receive shelter, medical care and most importantly a chance to be matched with a community member who will love them for the rest of their lives.
Tree of Life
Pay lasting tribute to a special pet. 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, to be a lasting tribute to beloved pets. Copper, silver, and gold engraved leaves will be added as dog and cat lovers choose to remember their's and other's pets.Etched leaves are available in 3 metals:
• 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 your family member or friends with a gift that truly helps others in need. Be sure to list the person's name and if your donation is a "memorial" or "in honor of" that person once you are directed to PayPal's secure site and have typed in your donation amount.
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. Leaving a memorial in memory of a friend or family member’s pet or your own pet helps us to remember their important role in our lives. Be sure to list the pets name if applicable and also if your donation is a "memorial" or "in honor of" that pet once you are directed to PayPal's secure site and have typed in your donation amount.
Third Party Fundraisers and Fund Collections
Want to hold an event to benefit our homeless cats and dogs? Companies in our area look for ways for their employees and the company to give back to our community. Through our Third Party Fundraisers, they 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.
From neighborhood churches to children’s classes, gathering change or a collection of 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? 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. We mail the kit directly to you in which you collect sample DNA cheek swab from your dog and mail in the provided kit envelope to the lab at DNA my Dog along with a $49.99 lab fee and $9.70 shipping fee. The lab will mail you the results. Order your DNA kit today! If you would like more details 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 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, or call us to recommend one to you? Please contact us for a brochure about legacy gifts.