Donate to the Animal Shelter


The safety and well being of animals in Cabarrus is not a job one agency can do alone. Community commitment has improved adoption rates, and generosity from local partners and veterinarians is crucial to efficiency and effectiveness.

Some ways you can help our local animals:

Food And Incidental Donations

The Cabarrus County Animal Shelter accepts various donations including, wet and dry pet food, clumping cat litter, blankets, towels, treats and toys. We have an on going need for:

  • Bedding / Towels
  • Cat Litter / Litter Pans
  • Dish / Laundry Detergent
  • Newspapers
  • Bleach
  • Hot Dogs
  • Pate Style Canned Cat Food (only type of food kittens can eat)
  • Canned Dog Food (pate is preferred over chunked)
  • Dry Cat and Dog Food (adult, kitten, puppy)
  • Eye Wash / Generic Sterile Saline Solution (to clean cat / kitten eyes)
  • Collars and leashes of varying sizes.
  • Tough Kong-Style Toys (puppies / dogs)
  • Plastic Washable Toys (kittens / cats)


  • 2 used radio / CD players
  • CDs of calm soothing music
  • Baby scales

Kuranda Beds

Help our shelter pets sleep and relax in style! Kuranda beds are cozy cot style beds that give our animals that extra ounce of comfort. These are the best beds for the shelter environment as they are chew proof, easy to sanitize and provide orthopedic comfort. No more sleeping on the floor. Consider donating a bed for our shelter animals. All the animals will get to use the beds, strays and adoption animals. Donate a Kuranda bed.

Financial Donations For Non-Essential Medical Expenses

Cabarrus County operates a special fund to take donations for non-essential medical expenses for animals housed in the shelter. The County works with local veterinarians to negotiate services at a reduced rate. Financial donations can be brought to the shelter in person or made over the phone with Mastercard or Visa cards. Call 704-920-3288 to make a donation to help our shelter critters!

Amazon Wishlist

Items listed express the need, but do not need to be exact, similar items are also welcome. Items purchased from our wishlist will be shipped directly to the shelter.

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