Protect your pet. ShelterCare Pet Insurance Programs


Running an animal shelter and caring for more than 10,000 animals a year is expensive. The Capital Area Humane Society is always in need of the following items and is grateful for all the public support we receive. 

*CAHS feeds Science Diet Food only to our animals. Non-Science Diet brands donated to CAHS will be given to other shelters, rescues, or families in need.*

Thank you so much for your generous donations!

            Adoption and Surrender Needs:

  • Dog & Puppy Collars (all sizes)
  • Martingale Collars and Harnesses
  • Large Nyla Bones
  • Cat Food (Dry or Canned)
  • Squeaky Dog Toys & Kongs Busy Toys
  • Natural Balance Rolls
  • Knitted, Crocheted or Fleece Cat Mats (28” by 20”)
  • Kleenex/tissues
  • Clay Kitty Litter (Non-Clumping)
  • Liquid Bleach
  • Liquid Laundry Soap
  • Powdered Dishwasher Detergent
  • Medium and Large Rawhide Chews
  • Break-Away Cat Collars
  • Cat Toys
  • Instant-Hand Sanitizer
  • Aloe Free Hand Sanitizer
  • Carefresh Bedding
  • Yesterday’s News Litter
  • 50 Gallon Heavy-Duty Trash Bags
  • Rodent Food (Rabbit, Rat, and Guinea Pig)
  • Alfalfa Hay
  • Fresh Veggies (Lettuce, Celery, Peppers)
  • Swiffer Refills
  • Large Dog Toys
  • 6 foot Dog Leashes (Nylon)
  • Peanut Butter
  • Laser Pointers
  • Science Diet Cat/Kitten Food
  • Science Diet Dog/Puppy Food
  • Clickers (for Dog Clicker Training)
  • Collapsible Wire Dog Crates (36" or 42")


         General Shelter Needs:

  • Pre-paid Gas Cards for Travel to Adoption Events
  • Canned Dog Food
  • Electric, Free-Standing Can Opener
  • Lime Away
  • Scrub brushes with handles
  • Air Freshener
  • Computer Paper (White and Colored)
  • Healthy Individually Wrapped Snacks and Beverages for Kids
  • Rubber Gloves
  • Paper Towels
  • Paper Plates
  • Cups
  • Disposable Utensils
  • Coffee, sugar, creamer
  • Febreeze air spray
  • Gift Cards (Staples, Wal-Mart, Target, and Pet Stores)
  • Rechargable AA  & AAA Batteries for Digital Cameras
  • AA, AAA & 9V Batteries
  • Expo Vis-A-Vis Markers
  • Lysol Multi Purpose Cleaners
  • Windex


          Veterinary Clinic Needs:

  • Washcloths and Hand Towels
  • Unopened Distilled Water
  • Andis Grooming Clippers


         Bigger Wishes:

  • Industrial Fan
  • New Rechargeable Digital Camera
  • Large Laminator
  • Digital X-Ray Machine
  • Surgical Lights
  • CO2 Surgical Laser
  • Blood Analyzer
  • Microscope