Donate to the animals

Help Us Help Them

Animal Friends Rescue Project is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization supported by contributions from people like you. We have been providing life saving services to companion animals since 1998. Your donation will help us continue to find good homes for abandoned, stray, and abused companion animals as well as help us continue our aggressive spay/neuter programs. Here are some ways you can help:

Donate Money

Make a secure online donation

or please send your check (made payable to "Animal Friends Rescue Project") to us at:
Animal Friends Rescue Project
P.O. Box 51083
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Planned Giving

Remember the animals through a gift that truly reflects your values. Give the gift of compassion and get a tax break too! Consider gifts made through:

  • Bequests
  • Real Estate
  • Life Insurance
  • Annuities
  • Trusts

Please contact us at or call (831) 333-0722 for more information about Planned Gifts.

Click here for more detailed information about planned giving options.

Animal Friends Rescue Project Visa Platinum® Rewards Card

Support AFRP with every purchase:

  • 0% Introductory APR on purchases and balance transfers for 6 months.
    After this period, a low variable APR will apply.
  • Five different card designs to choose from.
  • Earn points at hundreds of participating online and neighborhood retailers.
  • Earn up to 15 bonus points per dollar at select merchants.
  • $50 donation by the bank when you first use the card plus ongoing contributions.
  • No annual fee and no additional cost to you.
  • Enhanced Visa Platinum benefits, including 24/7 Emergency Customer Service and 100% Fraud Protection, Purchase security, Warranty Manager and much more.

Click here to apply for your card.


Become an AFRP Lifeline Donor

Lifeline Donors are among AFRP's most treasured friends. Lifeline Donors support AFRP animals with monthly contributions, providing a steady, dependable source of income to pay for food and medical care for the animals in our adoption program.

Being a Lifeline Donor is both rewarding and easy! Your credit card is charged monthly, and at the end of the year you will receive a Certificate of Appreciation. A minimum monthly donation of $10 is all that is required to become an AFRP Lifeline Donor. Click here to learn more . . .

Sponsor an Ad
Do you want to help a dog or cat get adopted and gain visibility for your business at the same time? Why not sponsor a newspaper photo ad for one of AFRP’s homeless cats or dogs? These highly successful ads help get additional exposure for some of our animals who have been looking an extra long time for a loving, forever home. Your name, company name and logo will appear in the ad. Click here to find out more...

Make a Tribute Gift

Help animals in need and pay tribute to someone special. Give a special donation to Animal Friends Rescue Project in honor or memory of a beloved pet, family member or friend (in lieu of a present) and we'll send them a card announcing your gift.

Make a Tribute Gift

Want to help animals but can't adopt one or don't have the time to volunteer? Well just because you can't adopt or volunteer doesn't mean you can't help. You can help us care for these animals while they wait for their perfect home! You can sponsor a dog kennel, a Kitty Condo, or a dog or cat on our website. Click here to learn more.

Corporate Matching Program

Did you know that you can double the amount of your donation to Animal Friends? Many employers are willing to match the charitable contributions of their employees (whether it be for an adoption, donating on line, tribute giving, etc.). Matching gifts are usually matched dollar for dollar (often by just completing a simple company form). So check out your company rules, please inquire at your employer's Human Resources or Personnel Department to determine if you have a Matching Gift Program and help the animals twice as much!

Donate A Car

Your donation of a used car, truck, van, RV, or boat to Animal Friends Rescue Project helps us rescue more homeless animals by generating funds. The company below will help you set up the pick up of your vehicle and provide you with all needed paperwork for your tax records. Please refer any questions regarding your allowable tax deduction to your tax professional.

If you are a resident of California, Arizona or Nevada, please call 855-520-2100 or visit Cars2Charities to donate your vehicle.


Wish List

In addition to monetary donations, we also gladly accept the following items to help us care for the animals:

For The Animals

Advantage, Frontline and Advantix flea control products
Folding Panel Dog Exercise Pens (Ex Pens)
Baby Gates for Doorways
Kitchen scales for weighing kittens
Dog crates
Kitty litter
Covered Litterboxes
Heavy, No-spill Cat Bowls
Dog Leashes
Small Dog Collars
Puppia Dog Harnesses, size small
Premier Gentle Spray Anti-Bark Collar (Available Online)
Washable cat and dog beds
Clean towels
Cat and dog toys
Interactive Dog Treat Toys: Kongs, Squirrel Dudes
Stuffin' Paste for Kong Dog Toys
Cat and dog food
Cat and Dog Treats
Pressed Rawhides
Bully Sticks
Corrugated Cardboard Cat Scratching Pads
Cat Climbing Trees
Cat Safety Collars
FURminator deShedding tools
Curry Brushes
Zoom Grooms
Small and Medium pet carriers
Ace Bandages
Plastic zip-ties (to lock open traps to desensitize cats)
Combo bike locks ( to prevent theft and misuse of cat traps)
Electric heating pads
SheetsFeral Cat Traps (Style 30D Wild Cat Deluxe)
Feliway Cat Pheromone Spray and Feliway Electric Diffuser Kit
Grooming Gift Certificates (from Suds and Scissors, PetSmart, Petco, Debbie and Laura's Grooming, or your own favorite groomer)

Office Supplies

Rolls of postage stamps
First Aid Kits
Laminating machine

Durable Goods

Excellent Condition New and Used Items for our Treasure Shop (Elegant clothing, accessories, antiques, jewelry, art work, small furniture items)
Full Size Refrigerator
Folding 6 foot and 8 foot tables
Hand truck or moving dolly
Floor/desk lamps
Miele canister vacuum cleaner
Digital cameras
Digital Video Camera
Air purifier/cleaner for our new cat adoption center
EZ Up Event Tent
Prepaid gas cards for our Adoption Van
Hand Held Vacuum (Red Devil or similar)

Volunteers and Services

Treasure Shop Volunteers (help sort, price, and sell items in our benefit shop)
Safe Havens for feral and semi-feral cats (a barn, greenhouse, art studio with access to outside)
Foster Homes (for dogs, cats, puppies and kittens)
Volunteer Transporters
Volunteer Adoption Counselors
New permanent Adoption Center locations
Veterinary services
Business and Individual Sponsors for "Looking for a Home" Animal Ads

Please contact us at or call (831) 333-0722 if you would like to donate any of these items.

Birthday/Wedding Benefit

If you or someone you know is having a birthday party, make it an AFRP benefit party. This idea works for adults and children alike.

Or if you are getting married, consider listing AFRP in your "registry", so your friends will know that helping AFRP is as high priority as receiving another toaster.

Kids Making a Difference

Young people are passionate about helping animals, and often ask how they can help the AFRP animals that are waiting for homes. Holding birthday parties, bake sales, garage sales and classroom donation drives are just a few of the ways young people have helped AFRP animals. Kids 12 and over can become AFRP Youth Volunteers. Click here to find out more!

AFRP Treasure Shop

The AFRP Treasure Shop is located at 160 Fountain Ave. in Pacific Grove.

The shop specializes in antiques, furniture, jewelry, elegant clothing, collectibles, and more! All proceeds help support AFRP's rescue and adoption programs.

Shop hours are Monday - Saturday 10 AM - 4 PM. Donations and volunteers are always welcomed and appreciated.

For more information and sample items, click here.

Other Ways You Can Help

  • Spay or neuter your pets to prevent unwanted litters

  • Make sure your pets wear id tags so that they can be returned to you if they become lost or wander away from home

  • Provide a warm loving home for life for your animals

  • Provide your animals with shelter, food, water and the necessary veterinary care

  • Adopt your next pet from Animal Friends or your local shelter and encourage others to do the same

  • Volunteer for Animal Friends or your local shelter

  • If you know someone who's trying to place an animal, show them our guidelines for placing homeless animals

  • Print the dogs available page and cats available page and post them in a public place to encourage more adoptions.

Thank you! Your help is greatly appreciated by us and all the animals we help.

If there is anything else you would like to know about Animal Friends Rescue Project, please email us at or call us at (831) 333-0722. Also, let us know if you are interested in joining our mailing list.

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