Please note that monetary gifts are the preferred donation as it allows for APA! to allocate immediate resources to where we need them most, as well as provides critical operating dollars for our clinic and care staff. You can make an online gift here.


We are always in need of computers to ensure we have updated technology to make our jobs as efficient as possible! Have a computer that runs Windows 10 with at least 6 GB RAM? We can use it! We also accept pet and human medications! Contact [email protected] if you're able to help us help pets.

items we are not able to use:

We are not able to use open bags or containers of food (unless it is prescription food), homemade treats, plastic food or water bowls, plastic litter boxes or scoops, litter pan liners, cat scratch posts, carpeted cat trees, newspapers, couch or patio cushions, or bed linens (including pillows, comforters, and large/heavy blankets). Please consider sharing these items with individuals or organizations that can fully utilize these donations.


The donation drop-off area is outside of the Medical Clinic (Building C) of our shelter headquarters at 1156 W. Cesar Chavez. We are open 7 days a week from 11:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Thank you!

Questions? Have an item not listed on our wish list? Have a unique item? Have a large item or appliance? Shoot us an email! You can also find our Chewy wishlist here.

Current Most Needed Items

Cat Programs

Dog Programs

Neonatal Kitten Nursery


Medical Clinic

From treat logs and gentle leaders to kitten scales and clumping litter, you’ll find our wish list is quite eclectic! Our needs vary and change throughout the year; to ensure we’re putting your generosity to best use, we update this list frequently to keep you in the know.

See the Full List

Fresh Step Paw Points

Donate your Paw Points to help keep our cat litter supply stocked!

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Airline Miles/Hotel Points

Donated miles and points help keep our Maddie’s Lifesaving Academy staff travel costs low.


Ways to Give

Austin Pets Alive! relies on the generosity of our community – find out more about the different ways you can support the animals who need us most!