Donations

Please Note: Walk-in, drop-off donations are temporarily suspended during the COVID-19 Stay at Home order.

Thank you for considering donating in-kind items to the animals at the Humane Society of Charlotte. We appreciate your gift. 

Our current facility has limited space for housing donated items, so please read through our criteria to prepare your items for donation. This allows our staff and volunteers to expedite their use for our animals in need.

Donated items can be brought to the shelter at 2700 Toomey Avenue, Charlotte NC 28203 on Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday from 11 am – 3 pm OR you can order items from our Amazon Wishlist anytime. We update this list regularly to reflect specific items needed at any particular time.  Click here or the logo below to see our list.

We are regularly in need of the following items. Please note specifications for particular items to expedite their use.

  • Paper towels
  • Liquid laundry detergent/liquid Bleach – any brand
  • Doggie waste pick up bags (poop bags)
  • 6-foot dog leashes – Clean with no chew marks or tears. We do not accept retractable leashes.
  • Martingale style collars
  • Fancy Feast Pate (chicken/beef/turkey)
  • Nitrile exam gloves (all sizes)
  • Dog and cat toys – New/Gently used. We do not give cloth toys to our animals.
  • Dog and cat treats – Nudges, Pupperoni and training treats are most beneficial
  • Creamy peanut butter – please read the label, we cannot accept peanut butter with Xylitol
  • Kong/indestructible toys
  • Fine point Sharpies
  • Expo Markers
  • Tall trash bags
  • 55-gallon trash bags
  • Gallon sized Ziplock bags
  • Dry dog/cat kibble – any brand
  • Towels – Please launder towels using detergent and 1/4 cup of bleach per standard load. This disinfects the laundry and expedites their use.
  • Sheets/blankets – Please launder towels using detergent and 1/4 cup of bleach per standard load. This disinfects the laundry and expedites their use.
    • Please no comforters or woven blankets, as we do not have space to house or launder these items in our current facility.
  • New and gently used pet beds
    New and gently used pet crates and carriers – We are unable to use items that are rusted or have any broken pieces.
  • Karunda beds

Thank you for thinking of us, be we do not accept the following items.

  • Retractable leashes
  • Raw food
  • Comforters
  • Pillows
  • Cushions
  • Rugs
  • Carpet squares
  • Dirty litter boxes
  • Ferret, Hamster, or other exotic pet housing, food, bedding, etc.

In addition to in-kind donations, we also greatly appreciate any monetary contributions you can provide. The Humane Society of Charlotte is not affiliated with a national organization, nor do we receive any funding from the city or county governments. We rely on generous donations from our supporters. Thank you for giving to the Humane Society of Charlotte. Your gift supports the animals in our community and saves lives. 

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