Donations & Wish List

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D_and_C_ProudMemorials and tributes are often accomplished by donating to Animal Shelters. Donations show loving support for animals. Contributions are tax deductible as allowed by law.

Monetary donations are used for treating sick animals to make them adoptable, for benevolence, life saving efforts, spay/neuter assistance and to keep our facility a humane environment for the animals housed here. To make a donation by credit card (Mastercard, Visa, or Discover) please call the animal shelter at 515-239-5530 or stop by our office during public hours.  Checks can be made payable to the Ames Animal Shelter, and mail to Ames Animal Shelter, 515 Clark Ave., Ames, IA  50010.


Wish List

 Highest Priority Needs

  • Purina Cat Chow (Indoor)
  • Purina ProPlan Kitten Food
  • Non-Clumping Cat Litter
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Dryer Sheets
  • Paper Towels
  • Brekke's Gift Cards
  • Copy Paper (20 lb.)
  • Cat Kennel Stretch & Scratchers
  • Glade Plug-In Air Fresheners (clean linen)
  • Frontline/Advantage Multi/Revolution Flea Treatments)
  • Monetary Donation*


 Secondary Needs

  • Bleach
  • Hand Sanitzer
  • Chicken Flavor Baby Food
  • 55 Gallon Trash Bags
  • Kleenex
  • Cleaning Supplies (409, Windex)
  • Clorox Wipes
  • HP Printer Ink 55A, 950LX & 951
  • Antibacterial Hand Soap
  • Lint Rollers
  • Disinfecting Wipes
  • Dishwashing Detergent
  • Powdered KMR (Kitten Milk Replacer)
  • Manila File Folders (letter size)

 Needs for Cats/Kittens

  • Kuranda Cat Beds/Towers
  • Heating Pads
  • Cat Toys (i.e., ping pong balls, easily disinfected)
  • Canned Salmon, Tuna & Chicken
  • Fleece Beds
  • Small Washable Cat Beds
  • New Cat Trees & Cat Scratchers
  • Digital Scales for Kitten
Needs for Dogs/Puppies
  • Pedigree Dry Dog Food
  • Shampoo
  • Gift Cards for Grooming
  • Poop Bags
  • Nail Trimmers
Gift Cards
  • Lowes
  • Petco
  • Staples
  • Target
  • Theisen's
  • Walmart


Needs for Shelter

  • Lint Rollers
  • Batteries (AA, AAA, & D)
  • Ziplock Bags
  • Unopened Food for Exotics
  • Digital Thermometer
  • Pet Nursing Bottles
  • Blankets, Towels, & Washcloths (new & gently used)
Need for Office
  • Dry Erase Markers
  • Post-It Notes
  • Pens
  • Sharpies
  • Clip-Boards
  • Note Pads
  • Highlighters
  • Binder Clips
  • White Out-Tape Laminating Machine & Sheets

*NOTE:  Monetary donations help us pay for special medical services at private veterinary hospitals such as spays, neuters, broken bones, diagnostics, x-rays, laboratory work, etc.

**Printable Shopping List