DONATING TO AAPS
MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Find out the ways you can help the animals in our care
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.
Donate now to help pay for their care, food, bedding, veterinary needs, de-sexing, vaccinations, and maintenance.
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. Every year we spend hundreds of thousands of dollars feeding, treating, and housing these animals whilst they are in our care. You can help AAPS to continue its invaluable work in animal welfare by sponsoring a pet pen.
Sponsor a pen online here for instant payment or visit the shelter office.
OTHER WAYS TO SUPPORT
You can donate money for vaccinations, microchips and de-sexing or you may like to make a donation in the form of a gift for friends or family online here.
You, as an individual, or your business may like to make donations for events such as open days, training sessions, raffles, etc.
WHAT CAN YOU DO 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.
“Giving is not just about making a donation. It’s about making a difference.”
Why not donate your Woolworths or Coles gift cards to the AAPS for the animals.
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.
LEAVING 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.
thank yoU FOR REMEMBERING THE ANIMALS
BECOME A VOLUNTEER AT AAPS
HOW CAN I HELP
volunteer at aaps
To volunteer, you must be over the age of 18, agree to keep up to date with your tetanus vaccinations, and commit to at least 3 months of rostered shifts.
Complete the volunteer form here.
If you are under 18 you may be able to help in other ways. You could ask family and friends for donations of blankets, towels, or food for the animals or see our page on sponsoring a pen, gifting options etc.
Thank you for thinking of the animals
annual adult membership $25.00
annual concession membership $15.00
To become a member or renew your membership online, complete this membership form. If you like, you can also donate at the same time.
To become a member or renew your membership by post, print and complete this membership form and return it by mail: 1/132 Bangholme Rd, Dandenong South, VIC 3175.
As an annual member you will receive the following benefits:
an electronic copy of quarterly newsletter delivered to your nominated email address (printed copies are also available for collection from the Shelter Shop)
notification & invitation to attend the AAPS Annual General Meeting
Thank you for helping the animals
“Volunteers don't get paid, not because they're worthless, but because they're priceless..”
— Sherry Anderson
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. Please help us by visiting or get (03) 9798 8415 in contact with the Shelter to make a donation.