Ways to Donate

Ways To Donate

You Can Make a Difference

We envision the day when every pet born has a good home and is cared for all its life, and no animal will suffer because of abuse, neglect or ignorance, and all citizens, their property and neighborhoods are safe from the dangers and nuisances of irresponsible pet guardianship.

The Department of Animal Services has several special funds set-up to accept individual gifts, donations, and bequests, that have been established within the Treasury of the City of Los Angeles to augment established programs and activities of the Department.

Please fill out the online donation form to make your gift to one or more of the funds listed or contact us at (213) 482-9558 to discuss other donation options.


All donations are tax-deductible under IRS Code 170(c)(1) because LA Animal Services is a department of a municipal government.

You may donate by cash, check, or credit card by visiting one of our local animal shelters, or you can mail a money order or check to the Administrative Office, payable to:
LA Animal Services, ATTENTION: Ani
221 N. Figueroa Street, Suite 600, Mail Stop #105
Los Angeles, CA 90012.

Donations made by mail or directly at an animal shelter can also be donated specifically for use at one of the animal shelters.

Even if you cannot make a financial contribution today, there are other ways you an help. Our animal shelters always need blankets, toys, and other items on our Wish Lists. And of course we always need volunteers!

Animal Welfare Trust Fund

Donations to the Animal Welfare Trust Fund enhance the quality of life for shelter and other animals by funding animal supplies, medical equipment, improvements to Animal Shelters and other animal welfare-related projects undertaken by the Department of Animal Services.

The Spay/Neuter Trust Fund

The Spay/Neuter Trust Fund helps provide low-cost and no-cost spay and neutering services for pets in low-income households by contracting with mobile and stationary spay and neuter clinics.

The STAR Program

The STAR (Special Treatment And Recovery) Program provides medical treatment to severely injured, abused, and neglected animals rescued by LA Animal Services.

The Community Pet Food Pantry

The Community Pet Food Pantry is a resource to ensure there is pet food available to assist owners who need help feeding their animal companions. The Community Pet Food Pantry will be based out of our East Valley and Chesterfield Square Animal Services Centers.


Our Wish Lists

LA Animal Services is grateful for the support of the community. Your donations helps our shelter pets, staff and volunteers tremendously!

Please visit our Kitten Amazon Wish List for a complete list of items currently needed for kittens.

To help stock our Pet Food Pantries, please visit here to donate to our East Valley Pantry, here for our Chesterfield Square Pantry and here for our North Central Pantry.

To help provide supplies for our Boredom Busters Program, please visit our Boredom Busters Amazon Wish List.


See below for individual Animal Services Center Amazon Wish Lists.

  • Linens – towels and blankets
  • Peanut Butter
  • Large and Extra Large Kongs
  • Kitten Wet Food (Canned)
  • Kitten Dry Food
  • Stainless steel bowls of all sizes
  • Ceramic crocks
  • Plastic or stainless steel litter pans (all sizes)
  • Dog and cat treats (hard and soft)
  • Dog and cat toys
  • Guinea pig, hamster, gerbil food & cages
  • Hay (timothy or oat)
  • Cat scratching posts
  • Baby wipes
  • Potty-training pads
  • Heating pads
  • Dog and cat carriers
  • Baby bottles (newborn) and kitten bottles
  • Pacifiers
  • Fabric softener sheets
  • Dog and cat groom supplies
  • Shampoo, Conditioner, Brushes, Clippers

West LA – Wish List
West Valley – Wish List
North Central – Wish List
South LA – Wish List
East Valley – Wish List
Harbor – Wish List

LA Animal Services is grateful for the support of the community, and one way you can directly help our companion animals is by buying them a Kuranda Bed!

Kuranda Beds are elevated, cot-style dog and cat beds with a chew proof design. Comfortable, easy to clean and made in the USA.

Here are the links to donate Kuranda Beds directly to our six LA Animal Services Centers:

Thank you to our lifesaving partners who help us care for #LACityPets