In-Kind Donations

We depend on your generous support to help the animals. There are many ways you can contribute. The list below contains items that we need to provide the best care for the animals waiting for their forever home. HART replies on donations from caring folks like you. But sometimes we are overwhelmed by the amount and the contents of the donations. Here is a list of what we are in need of and what we cannot use. Please observe this list as it is very costly to dispose of things that we cannot use. Maybe another nonprofit organization could benefit from the items you are willing to donate, so check with them.

Please make sure all cat furniture is cleaned well before donating.

Dog Treats:

Because we have no rodent secure place to store treats, we ask for a limited amount of dog treats such as milk bones etc. If you donate these, please make sure they are in a sealed bag.

Dog & Cat Food:

Due to the poor physical condition the majority of animals are in when they come to HART, we feed only premium food to them. So, please keep that in mind when you are donating food. Also to ensure the safety of the animals we can no longer accept open bags of food or treats. Quality nutrition is critical in the care of shelter animals.


Everyday all the dogs receive a kong (rubber toy) filled with frozen canned dog food, as a treat. These kongs keep the dogs busy and they love them.

Wish List:

  • Cat litter
  • Dry kitten food
  • Dry puppy food
  • Canned cat food
  • Pet armor/Frontline Flea & tick preventative
  • Pill Pockets
  • Bleach
  • Paper towels
  • Copy Paper
  • Postage stamps
  • Durable dog toys (kongs assorted sizes)
  • Nyla Bones ( assorted sizes)
  • Stretch and Scratch posts (orderable at
  • New cat trees and furniture
  • Dog collars (all sizes)
  • Lint Rollers
  • Laundry detergent
  • Gas gift cards
  • Big black garbage bags
  • White kitchen bags
  • Scotch tape, masking tape

We cannot use:

  • Blankets
  • Bedding
  • Comforters
  • Tablecloths
  • Clothes
  • Dishes
  • Opened food
  • Rawhide treats
  • Newspapers
  • Medical supplies
  • Old socks
  • Pillows (throw cushions, bed)
  • Carpet remnants or used carpet
  • Big heavy rugs
  • Big stuffed animals.

We get boxes of household items that we cannot use for the animals, and then we have to pay to dispose of them. So please keep this in mind when you are donating.

Thank you again for your understanding and donations. If you have a questionable donations, please give us a call and we will discuss it.