DONATING TO AAPS
HOW CAN I MAKE A DIFFERENCE?
We take in hundreds of animals each year and depend heavily on volunteers, funding from our four Op shops, donations, gifts, and bequests. We are a registered charity and therefore we do not receive government assistance.
Find out how you can help the animals in our care
Do you know where your donations can go? You, as an individual, can donate money for things like vaccinations, microchips, de-sexing, and maintenance.
You may like to make a donation in the form of a gift for friends or family. Donations are secure and provided with an email receipt. Click the link below.
WHY NOT SPONSOR A PEN
Each year, approximately 1800 dogs and puppies and 3000 cats and kittens are taken into the care of AAPS, along with numerous other animals, including birds, possums, sheep, rabbits, guinea pigs, chickens, and goats.
We spend hundreds of thousands of dollars feeding, treating, and housing these animals whilst they are in our care. Click on the link below to help AAPS to continue its invaluable work in animal welfare by sponsoring a pet pen.
You may like to sponsor a pet pen in the form of a gift for friends or family. Sponsorships are secure and provided with an email receipt. Click the link below.
OTHER WAYS TO SUPPORT
Did you know we hold annual events? You, as an individual, or your business may like to make donations for events such as open days, training sessions, raffles, etc. Use the form below to provide donation details.
GIVE NOW TO HELP
You can make tax deductible one off, or recurring payments to help with our costs. You choose the frequency and receive an immediate email receipt. Payments are secure. To make a secure donation via Give Now click the image below.
“Giving is not just about making a donation.
It’s about making a difference”
CAN YOU HELP US?
As an organisation we rely heavily on donations from the Community and our needs change from time to time.
Please watch this space as we update our “wish list” to identify what our animals need.
URGENT WHISKaS drive
Kitten season is fast approaching and we are in desperate need of food and/or supermarket gift voucher donations. We not only feed the animals at the Shelter, but also supply our fabulous foster carers with food whilst they have a furry friend staying with them.
donations to support our animal enrichment program
We are ramping up our animal enrichment program and we need your help to start getting creative.
We are asking for newspapers, empty egg cartons, slow feeder bowls, licky bowls, outdoor mats (for cats to scratch), rubber outdoor mats (with holes in them to make snuffle mats), new fleece fabric off cuts, blankets or towels, muffin trays, balls, pipe cleaners, chicken/beef stock or stock cubes, ice cube trays, and bubble blowers.
Long-lasting treat donations are always welcome too, such as pigs ears, dental sticks, deer antlers, bully sticks, and the like (no raw hide products please - they can be toxic to animals).
Please help us by dropping these items into the shelter or call (03) 9798 8415 to make a donation.
HOW ELSE CAN I HELP?
Ritchies community benefit cards can be obtained and 1% of your shopping will go towards AAPS. Simply ask at the counter to nominate us, reference 92229. Or, Why not donate your supermarket gift cards to the AAPS for the animals. We use them to purchase food, cleaning products, and vital items.
LEAVE A GIFT IN YOUR WILL
leaving a BEQUEST
A gift in your Will to AAPS will continue your support of animals and will help us to maintain our high standards of animal care and welfare.
To make a bequest, what do I do?
We strongly suggest that you consult a solicitor to ensure that your intentions are clear.
It is important that the correct wording is used, and that the correct title of ‘Australian Animal Protection Society’ is stated (rather than ‘The Keysborough Animal Shelter’, which is a colloquial term).
Your bequest could include a percentage of your estate (residue) after you have provided for family and friends.
You may prefer to leave real estate, assets, a specific monetary amount, or shares etc.
Subject to more detailed advice from a solicitor, AAPS suggests inclusion of the bequest text found here (PDF 206KB)
If you would like further information about AAPS or would like to discuss any proposed bequest, please telephone the Shelter and ask for a Committee Member to contact you.