Donations

Each donation goes directly to the health, well-being, and care of the animals. Plus, we give you the power to choose the program where your donation will be spent.

Donation Funds

  • Our General Fund provides the urgent supplies needed when aiding animals from cruelty cases or hoarding situations, needed supplies for the animals in our care, and any extra needs the shelter may face.
  • Our Medical Fund, affectionately called Jane's Fund, pays for the urgent outside veterinary care needed by sick and injured dogs and cats brought to our shelter. Named in honor of Jane Tableriou, an instrumental supporter during our early operations, Jane's Fund has saved hundreds of pets' lives and enabled their successful adoption. Please help us continue to provide care to the most in need. No amount is too small!
  • Our Heartworm Treatment Fund pays for the lifesaving treatment needed for dogs that come into the shelter with heartworms.
  • Our Dog Behavior Training Fund provides training and enrichment tools for our staff and volunteers to use to help the dogs stay happy through mental and physical stimulation, as well as helping the dogs to learn good behaviors to set them up for success when they've been adopted into loving new homes.
  • Our Kitten Care Fund provides lifesaving programs and needed supplies to help care for the hundreds of kittens that enter the shelter each kitten season.
  • Our Play Yard/Memorial Fund helps us to beautify our Play Yards and Memorial Plaza. You may also purchase engraved bricks for placement in the Memorial Plaza. See below for more details.
  • Our Animal Transport Fund is a vital part of our lifesaving mission, allowing us to send pets to other areas of the country where there is a shortage of adoptable pets which in turns helps us to make space for the new pets coming into the shelter each day.
  • Our Marketing Fund allows us to go the extra mile for a dog or cat in need of a loving new home. With these funds, we can boost posts on social media, helping them to be seen by even more people. When donating to our marketing fund, please email April Peiffer with details so that we can track your donation and use it in the best way possible.

View our Donation Link to make a donation today! Thank you for donating!

Play Yard/Memorial Plaza Donations

  • The Play Yards and Memorial Plaza at the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter (WCRAS) are places for shelter dogs to participate in play groups with other shelter dogs, relax with volunteers and staff, and bond with potential adopters.
  • The donations raised through the Play Yard and Memorial Garden Fund aid in the construction and maintenance of the site. By purchasing an item to help sustain the yard and gardens, not only are you honoring a beloved pet or family member, you are also aiding a lifesaving program for the dogs of Williamson County.
  • Engraved Bricks
    • 4" by 8" Brick, $75
      • The inscription for your 4-inch by 8-inch brick can have 21 characters (see note) per line (18 recommended) and 4 lines (3 recommended).
    • 8" by 8" Brick, $125
      • The inscription for your 8-inch by 8-inch brick can have 21 characters (see note) per line (18 recommended) and 8 lines (6 recommended).
    • Order yours on the Brickrus site.
    • These bricks will create the walkway for the Memorial Plaza, located between our two Play Yards, the focal point of the WCRAS Park.

Note: A character means any letter, number, space, or punctuation mark.

Questions? Email April Peiffer.

Donation Items

Common items we are always in need of are:

  • Unopened/unexpired dog and cat food, both dry and canned
  • Newspaper
  • Cardboard trays (like those found when purchasing canned goods in bulk)
  • Pet crates and carriers
  • Towels, blankets, and sheets
    • Print out our Linens Label (PDF), follow the sanitizing instructions below, and attach the label to your donation so we know it's ready for immediate use.
    • Wash linens with mild detergent (no citrus fragrances) and bleach. Dry thoroughly.

Specific items that may be purchased:

Note: Donations of items can be dropped off at the shelter at your convenience in the designated donation bins located just outside of our Services Center building, located at 1855 SE Inner Loop.

We are so grateful for all your donations. However, there are some items we are unable to accept:

  • Pillows
  • Plastic or ceramic food dishes
  • Baking dishes
  • Used litter boxes
  • Opened and/or expired pet food or pet treats
  • Opened and/or expired medications

Special Supporters

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