The kindness of friends like you in the community makes lifesaving work possible. Your support:

  • Makes pets in need comfortable while they await new families, whether that pet is in care with the Connecticut Humane Society or at a partner shelter
  • Supports pets receiving lifesaving care via CHS’ public veterinary programs.
  • Allows families using CHS’ Pet Food Pantry to keep their pets at home and out of shelters.

Donations may be dropped off any time. If you would like a receipt for your donation and if it outside of hours when the lobby is open to the public (12:00-4:30), please attach your contact information to the item(s) so an acknowledgement can be mailed to you. Thank you!

Please note that CHS is not able to accept:

  • Open or expired pet food
  • Human clothing
  • Fitted sheets
  • Pillows and pillow cases
  • Large or down filled comforters
  • Mattresses and mattress toppers
  • Prescription medications
  • Medical supplies
  • Carpets
  • Children’s toys
  • Furniture
  • Cushions
  • Electric blankets
  • Bags over 40 lbs.

Donations of pet food and supplies make tails wag and purrs rumble here at CHS. Order donations online or drop them off at any CHS location. Click here to learn more about how to organize a drive with family and friends, at work, or as part of a service group.

General Supplies Needed

  • Newspaper (without inserts)
  • Paper towels
  • Large garbage bags (heavy duty)
  • Bounce dryer sheets
  • Sound machines
  • New/like-new towels and blankets (must be machine washable)
  • HE laundry detergent (Purex, Xtra, or Arm & Hammer)
  • New/like-new pet beds

Cat Supplies

Dog Supplies

  • Clay cat litter
  • Cat toys (no catnip please)
  • Cat carriers
  • Wand toys
  • New litter boxes
  • Laser pointers
  • New cardboard cat scratchers
  • Feliway
  • Smooth peanut butter
  • Nylabones
  • Soft training treats
  • Dog toys (especially for large dogs)
  • Collars and leashes
  • Pupperoni
  • Beggin’ Strips
  • Adaptil
  • Benebones

Small Animal Supplies

Maternity Supplies

  • Carefresh bedding
  • Yesterday’s News litter
  • Small animal and bird toys
  • Oxbow Brand small animal food
  • Snuggle safe heat discs
  • Miracle Nipples
  • Four Paws Easy Feeder
  • Royal Canin baby cat food
  • Breeders Edge kitten formula
  • Kitten bottles

CHS' Pet Food Pantry Needs

All pet food pantry donations must be unopened and unexpired.

  • Pet Food Pantry Wish List on Amazon
  • Adult dog food, canned or dry
  • Adult cat food, canned or dry
  • Soft dog treats
  • Cat treats
  • Bird food for domestic, companion birds
  • Small animal food

The most common food brands needed are:

  • Friskies
  • Fancy Feast
  • Purina
  • Pedigree
  • Grain-free/limited ingredient diets for dogs