How to Help

You can help!

Whether you can give of your time or your money—or both—there are so many ways to help AnimaLovers!! 
As an all-volunteer organization we are continually in need of dedicated, responsible volunteers to fill a variety of positions. Whether your strengths are in direct animal care, fundraising, or administration, we may have the perfect volunteer match for you. 
Your donation, in any amount, will allow us to continue to rescue, provide veterinary care, and find homes for the many cats in need in the Capital District. There are many ways to donate.

Read on to learn more about how you can help us make a difference.


Donate via PayPal

One of the easiest ways to help is by donating to AnimaLovers through PayPal. Click the Donate button to send a contribution via PayPal (our formal name—Animal Welfare League of the Greater Capital District—displays as the payee). 

You can make a one-time donation, or you can choose to help AnimaLovers throughout the year by making a monthly donation, in any amount. Monthly donations make it easier on you and keep funds available to the organization on a steady basis. For example, $20 per month would provide food for over 20 cats per year. A one-time donation of $100 would provide spay/neuter and vaccinations for a cat to ready them for adoption.

On average, approximately 96% of funds raised go to direct animal care, paying for veterinary services and spay/neuter services for the hundreds of cats that we assist each year. We can’t do it without your help!

Give at Work programs

AnimaLovers participates with state and national at work giving programs.  

If you are a state employee, you can donate to us through your Capital Region State Employees Federated Appeal (SEFA). When making your selection for where your dollars will go, be sure to look for AnimaLovers or The Animal Welfare League of the Greater Capital District. We are code 50-00037.

We also participate in the Northern New England Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). Ask your employer if they participate, and then choose AnimaLovers as your charity of choice. We are code 68276. It’s that easy!

If you don’t work for a state related organization, you still may be able to help. Many local companies offer “Matching Gift” Programs. Check with your employer to see if they will match, at some percentage, the amount that you donate to AnimaLovers.

Donate your vehicle

Help the Animals and Receive a Tax Deduction! We have an agreement with the national organization "" to enable you to donate your old car to make a donation to AnimaLovers. The process is easy and is handled totally by the DonateACar program. You will receive all the documentation for your tax deductions directly from them. Go to our page on their site by clicking here.

In-Kind donations

Own a business? Or perhaps you perform a service that might align with AnimaLovers' mission? We rely on community support, and appreciate any involvement you can offer. Many Capital Region companies and organizations have helped by holding at work fundraisers, from simple bake sales, garage sales, “jeans day” programs, to dedicated donation programs at the Holidays and throughout the year. Contact us about partnering with our organization today by emailing to Your support in any amount is appreciated!
If you are interested in working with our cats and kittens, read more below about the rewarding experiences available. Contact us today by calling 518-348-3903, or email us with your request and information to  Here is a sample of our volunteer opportunities:

Clinic Volunteer

We are always in need of people to help staff our cat clinics at the East Greenbush PetSmart. There are a variety of positions available and training is provided. Whether you can spare only our minimum four hours per month, or many more, there are lots of options. If you enjoy interacting with people, working with cats and kittens to help them find their perfect home and family, or if you prefer just working with the animals, we need you! If you are interested, call our message line at 348-3903 ext. 2. 

Foster Volunteer

We at AnimaLovers pride ourselves on housing our cats and kittens in the homes of our foster volunteers prior to bringing them to our PetSmart Adoption Clinic. In these foster homes is where the cats have an opportunity to interact with families and other pets. By doing this, with your help, we learn more about the personality and needs of our felines so we can place them in the perfect environment. We offer experienced support and cover the cost of veterinary care, food and litter. If you are interested in opening your home to foster a cat or kitten (one of the most rewarding experiences!), call our message line at 348-3903 ext. 2. 

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