Many Ways to Donate
(Wish List can be found at
the bottom of the page)
Click here to donate online.
Please note that we only accept VISA and MasterCard.
donate to the ARL, there are several places where you can designate your
donation will be used:
General Operating Fund
– Your donation will be used for everyday operations of the shelter and
caring for the animals.
Building Fund –
This fund contributes to improvements constantly being made to the
buildings of the shelter.
Noel Emergency Medical
Fund – See Noel’s story below. All donations to this fund go toward
medical care for the shelter animals.
Unrestricted – If
you choose this designation, you are letting the ARL decide how to best
use your donation.
Grey Muzzle Foster Program - Your
donation will go towards the care of senior and special needs pets in
our foster program.
Noel Emergency Medical Fund - If you choose to direct your
donation to the Noel Fund, the ARL will use the money to pay for any
medical expenses required for the animals. Read the story below to learn
how the Noel Fund came into existence.
A Christmas Story to Remember
You may wish to donate to our “Noel Fund” for emergency medical
care for our shelter animals. The fund is named for the small,
abandoned female Jack Russell terrier who was hit
by a car along Route 724 in Cumru Township, not far from the shelter.
Cumru Township police found her and brought her to the shelter.
Her injuries were life-threatening and she needed special orthopedic
surgery to repair her broken pelvis and rear femurs. The surgery
left scars on both her hind legs. A local veterinarian donated physical
therapy to help “Noel” gain strength to walk again.
Because the tiny, two-year-old dog came to the shelter during
the Christmas season of 2004, she was named “Noel.” The staff fell in love with her and began
making donations to help pay for her medical expenses.
“Noel’s” story made the front page of the Sunday
Reading Eagle on December 26, 2004, and the news of her plight resulted
in an outpouring of concern and support as well as donations to
help replenish the shelter’s depleted emergency fund.
“I have seen a lot of kind people help us out over the 16
years I’ve worked here,” said executive director Harry
D. Brown III, “but nothing like the generosity shown for little
‘Noel.’ Her story touched so many people.”
Contributions are gratefully welcome by mail to:
Animal Rescue League of Berks County
P.O. Box 69
Mohnton, PA 19540
Memory Of or In Honor Of
You can make
a donation in memory of or in honor of a beloved pet or someone special
by sending your contribution, including the name of the pet or person to
be recognized, to our Memorial/Honored Gifts funds. We will include the
name in future issues of our newsletter.
The ARL appreciates any restricted or unrestricted donation. Please
check with your employer to see if the company provides a matching gift.
Click here for information about how to set up charitable bequests
We are in need of many items to help the animals and the staff. Please
take a look at the list and consider dropping off whatever you can.
Or you can order from Amazon and they will ship it for you! Thank you for your ongoing support!
Amazon Wish List
Please note that
if you are dropping off monetary donations or medications, they must be handed
over to a
members (the front office personnel or someone wearing an ARL shirt) during
regular hours. Thanks for understanding!
Grooming clippers with #7 and #10 blades
or Bil-Jac dog training treats
and Ex-large Kongs
and large sturdy Nylabones
food – wet and dry (We also could use canned A/D food which can be
purchased at any vet office)
Nutrical (vitamin supplement)
Soft dog treats
Linens for dog bedding (towels,
Dog crates and carriers
Adopt Me Vests
Litter (non-clumping preferred)
Yesterday's news kitty litter (used for cats who just had surgery - this litter
has large pieces)
Dry kitten food
Nutrical (vitamin supplement)
fans for the cat rooms
kitty litter pans
Dry cat food
Canned cat and kitten food
also could use canned A/D food which can be purchased at any vet office)
Disposable cat litter pans (or
styrofoam trays or throwaway cardboard boxes/lids)
Linens for cat cages (baby
blankets, small towels)
Newspapers (to line cages)
Plastic containers from margarine,
Stretch and Scratch - exercise toy
for cats! www.stretchandscratch.com
for rabbits, guinea pigs, birds
Toys and treats
Critter dishes and water bottles
Shredded paper (for bedding)
Small water bottles for gerbils
Straw for the barn
Food for turkeys and ducks
Purina Omolene 100 horse feed
Good quality grass or timothy hay
Heated, 5 gallon, flat back water buckets
Leads and halters
Round pen for the barn
Outside hay rack
Wet Jet pad refills and liquid cleaner refills
55-gallon trash bags
Dust pans and brushes
Liquid Hand Soap
Lysol liquid and spray
Dish detergent (Dawn is best)
Sponges and Miracle Erasers
Quart-Sized and Gallon-Sized Ziplock Bags
Pee pads - all sizes
Stainless steel buckets
Heavy-duty garden hoses, extra long
Commercial Washer & Dryer (for pet's bedding)
Dry erase markers
Large plastic totes with lids
Office supplies (copy paper, pens, etc.)