10 Ways to Help Shelter Pets this Holiday Season

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Make a shelter pet’s holiday bright at Willamette Humane Society. Choose one (or more) easy ways to support with our list below. Questions? We’re here to help! Email us at development@whs4pets.org.

Make a financial donation

Monetary donations go to our most immediate needs and help with everything from providing medical care, to keeping the heat on so pets are cozy. You can donate securely online here on our website or mail your donation to 4246 Turner Rd SE, Salem, OR 97317.

Shop our Amazon wish list as a COVID-19 safe way to shop for the pets

Visit Willamette Humane Society’s Amazon wish list. It’s easy. Just pick your items, add them to the cart, and they’ll be sent to Willamette Humane Society for you! Please note that your Amazon receipt will serve as your tax receipt for these donations. You can also find our special holiday wish list, filled with urgent-need items, on our website here.

Drop off cans and bottles

Clean out your garage and help the pets at the same time! Drop off your recyclables at the “Can Kennel,” located at the backside of the shelter, and our dedicated volunteers will redeem them. Please only drop items with a deposit value.

Shop the holiday wishlist and drop off donations 

Discover what the animals of WHS need the most this holiday season with our special holiday wish list. Review the list here, pick up an item or two on your next shopping trip, and drop your “gifts” off at WHS—just like Santa Paws.

Host a giving tree at a local business

Help the shelter pets by running a donation drive at a local business! We can provide you with everything you need—a wishlist, donation box, ornaments, and even a mini tree! Email us at development@whs4pets.org for more information or to recommend a local business.

Donate your old vehicle using our donation partner, Donate For Charity

Donating is easy! Our donation partner will pick up your vehicle and assist with paperwork. Just visit Donate for Charity’s website and complete the online donation form. Or call (866) 392-4483 for more information. 

Give the purrrr-fect, unique holiday gift

Looking for the purrrr-fect holiday gift for that person who has everything? Make a donation in their honor to Willamette Humane Society. Donate online through our website and enter the recipient’s contact information. We’ll let them know about your generous gift!

Share the love by purchasing or leasing a new Subaru

Join in the annual Share the Love event! Purchase or lease a new Subaru at Capitol Subaru and select Willamette Humane Society as your charity of choice. Visit capitolsubaru.com to view inventory and schedule your test drive. Purchase or lease your vehicle by January 4, 2021, and select WHS as your charity, and Subaru will donate $250 to WHS on your behalf.

Sponsor an animal to help that pet find a forever home

Sponsorships are just $50, and include a special “Sponsored By” frame to show your support as well as the chance to be featured in paid social media advertising and our shelter e-newsletter. Visit whs4pets.org/sponsor-a-pet and choose any animal that does not already have a sponsor frame.

Sponsor a cat or dog kennel

Give a gift that makes an impact all year: Donate an annual cat or dog kennel sponsorship. Your name will be displayed on the kennel. Cat kennels are $250, and dog kennels are $500. Visit whs4pets.org/sponsor-a-kennel to sponsor now! This is a great choice for a local business. 

Thank you for thinking about shelter pets this holiday season! Donations can be mailed or dropped off contact-free outside the shelter at Willamette Humane Society, 4246 Turner Rd SE, Salem, OR 97317.