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Happy Dog with a toy

Make a donation

As a small animal welfare charity that receives no Government funding, Animal Aid depends on the generosity and support of the local community in order to help us continue our work with the thousands of lost and surrendered pets that come through our doors each year. We greatly appreciate all donations whether big or small, they all make a difference. To make a tax-deductible donation to help animals in need please call Animal Aid on 03 8756 1328 or donate securely online with one of the options below.

Gifts in Kind

Cat with tunnel

We are always in need for in-kind donations including everyday essentials such as food and bedding, but also items that may not be seen as necessities; items which we know will either improve an animal’s time with us, enhance our ability to provide our services or help increase the awareness of our important work. Pictured below are some items that would make a great donation to our shelter.

Blanket and Towels

We use blankets and towels in all of our departments at Animal Aid. Second hand items in a reasonably good condition are very appreciated. Unfortunately we cannot take any items that are padded including doonas, sleeping bags, pillows or mattresses of any kind.
Dog with a ball
Towel donations
Kitten food donations
Cat Food Donations
Blanket donations
Dog toy donations
Cat toy donations

If you have any questions about the items we are able to receive please call (03) 8756 1300

Shelter Essentials

By donating one of our “Shelter Essentials” items through our shop you will be helping us to provide the best care possible for our animals until they find their forever homes.

Leaving a gift in your will

Leaving a bequest to Animal Aid gives you the opportunity to make a lasting difference to countless stray and surrendered pets when you can best afford to do so. Upon receiving a bequest we quarantine the gift donation from our operational spending so that we can direct the funds to capital projects and the development of programs that will benefit the animals in our care. These funds also assist with existing programs that involve pets in the crossfire of domestic violence, allow us to offer expert assistance during natural disasters such as bushfires, and also provide a range of community education programs. If you would like to have a chat about leaving a bequest, please call Animal Aid on (03) 8756 1309, or email tpratt@animalaid.org.au

Pen Sponsorship

One fantastic way to show your support is to sponsor a dog, rabbit or livestock pen. These funds make a huge difference to our everyday work and help us to cope with the increasing cost of meeting all of the physical, emotional and environmental needs of the animals in our care.

We have recently launched our newest Cat Pen Sponsorship program. Check it out via the button below!

Sponsorships can be made by individuals, businesses or in memory of a loved one. These funds will be put towards the care, feeding and veterinary costs of the animals in that pen. Companies or families who wish to sponsor a dog kennel or cat/kitten pen can choose a pen which will then have a permanent sign fixed to the front displaying their company/family name, (for the duration of their sponsorship – 12months). The signs are A5 size, made of Perspex and will have wording of your choice on it (space will be available for a company logo on all Business Sponsorship signs). There are four levels of pen sponsorship available:
Cat pen

Gold sponsor – $1000 for one year or $84 per month

Silver sponsor – $500 for one year or $42 per month

Bronze sponsor – $250 for one year or $21 per month

Business sponsor – $1500 for one year or $125 per month

Animal Aid Opportunity Shops

Thanks to the dedication of our team of fantastic volunteers, Animal Aid is able to operate several Op Shops. The income generated by the sale of second hand goods helps support the important animal welfare work carried out at our Coldstream, Bairnsdale and Sale facilities. We accept items and goods in reasonable condition for re-sale in our Opportunity Shops. Donations of goods can be made at our shelters or directly to our Op Shops. Sadly, Many items are in such bad condition we have to dispose of them as they too damaged to either be safe and functional. The disposal of such items costs Animal Aid significant funds every year.

Croydon Opportunity Shop
506 Dorset Road Croydon South
03 9723 9551
Animal Aid Croydon Op Shop

Monday – Friday: 9am-4:30pm
Saturday: 9am-1pm
Closed Sunday

Blackburn Opportunity Shop
130 Canterbury Road Blackburn
03 9877 4271
Animal Aid Blackburn Op Shop

Monday – Friday: 10am-4:00pm
Saturday: 9.30am-12.30pm
Closed Sunday

Bairnsdale Opportunity Shop
13 Bailey Street Bairnsdale
03 5152 7682
Animal Aid Bairnsdale Op Shop

Monday – Friday: 9am-3:30pm
Saturday: 9am-12:30pm
Closed Sunday

Lakes Entrance Opportunity Shop
233 Esplanade Lakes Entrance
03 5155 5713
Animal Aid Lakes Entrance Op Shop

Monday – Friday: 10am-4:00pm
Saturday: 9am-12pm
Closed Sunday

Everything you buy or donate at an Animal Aid Op Shops helps support the shelter and adoption of the homeless animals in our care

Community Fundraising

Fundraising and donation drives are a fun and rewarding way to make a difference to animals in need. So whether you’re an individual fundraising on your own, or a community group, school, workplace, or club, get involved and make a difference. Apart from providing much needed funds to support the operations of our shelters, community fundraising events are also a great opportunity to create awareness and promote the adoption of the homeless animals in our care.

Community fundraising for Animal Aid
Cheque for Animal Aid raised by the community
Child fundraising for Animal Aid
Donation of goods to Animal Aid
Animal Aid Food Drive

Volunteer at Animal Aid