Donations to Loudoun County Animal Services
Thank you for supporting the homeless pets in the care of Loudoun County Animal Services! Become a donor by giving financially or providing supplies to enrich the lives of shelter pets. As a 170c organization (the government equivalent of a 501c3), your donations to LCAS are tax deductible!
Here are six simple ways you can support the pets at LCAS.
1. Become a Donor at the Click of a Button!
It is a simple as a click of the button through the Friends of Loudoun County Animal Services. This 501c3 organization is an official partner with LCAS and the funds they collect will directly benefit shelter pets in a number of ways including, but not limited to: medical procedures, purchasing supplies, training for pets and staff, and sponsoring adoption fees.
2. Give a Financial Gift In Person at the LCAS Animal Shelter!
You may give directly to LCAS by making an in-person donation at the animal shelter (cash, checks, and credit cards are accepted) or by mailing a check to 39820 Charles Town Pike, Waterford, VA, 20197. Please make checks payable to the County of Loudoun with “Animal Program Trust Fund” in the memo line.
The Animal Program Trust Fund is used to purchase supplies that directly benefit the pets but that are not provided for in the government operating budget.
Order and ship directly to the LCAS animal shelter through our Amazon Wish List or deliver supplies to the shelter during any of our business hours. The most needed supplies are:
3. Give Supplies & Treats!
- Small, moist treats for dogs and cats
- Extra large, extra strong chew toys for dogs
- Squeaky dog toys and soft cat toys or catnip
- Collars and leashes (safety collars for cats and martingale collars for dogs, please!)
- Neonate kitten supplies (kitten formula and bottles)
4. Give Pet Food for the Loudoun Pet Pantry!
We’re always in need of small bags (under 10lbs) of dry dog and cat food as well as canned dog and cat for the Pet Pantry Program. Pet Pantry is a partnership between Loudoun Hunger, the Humane Society of Loudoun County, and LCAS. Together, we pack over 300 kits of dog and cat food each month for families in need. The program helps keep families together and allows pets to stay with their owners. Read more about the Pet Pantry program!
All donated food must be unopened and unexpired. Please consider giving expired or opened food bags to wildlife rehabilitation centers like the Blue Ridge Wildlife Center.
5. Give a Place in your Home: Foster!
Maybe you can’t give a lifetime home to a pet right now. You may be traveling too much for your job or you just aren’t ready for a lengthy commitment. If you can commit to two weeks, fostering is a great way to enjoy having a pet without the long term commitment. Interested? Click here to learn more about fostering!
6. Give Your Time & Expertise: Volunteer!
Make an immediate and positive difference in the lives of shelter pets though our volunteer program. From working with shelter pets to helping create social media content for marketing pets. We have a number of ways you can volunteer your time! Please note: to volunteer directly with shelter pets you must be able to commit to two hours of service each week for 6 months. Volunteers who work with shelter pets will go through an orientation and 8 hours of training with the species of their choice.
Follow this link for more information on volunteering!
Loudoun County Animal Services maintains partnerships with rescues and offers assistance to other high volume shelters in need. If there is an abundance of donated supplies, LCAS will share with other organizations in order to help as many homeless pets as possible.
Items We Cannot Accept
Due to space and storage limitations, we are currently unable to accept towels, blankets, or other linens. We are also unable to accept flea and tick treatments or other medications that require a prescription from a veterinarian. Please talk to your veterinarian about these items. They may accept these items and provide them at no or reduced cost to pet owners who cannot afford medication for their pets.