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Financial Donations

As a non-profit, we do not receive any county, state or public funding. We rely solely on compassionate people like you to help us care for our rescued animals. And, being a 501(c)(3) means any donations are tax-deductible!

Also, being 100% volunteer-run, you also know that any donations go directly to supporting our animals.

Thank you very much for considering donating to us!

How to Submit/Send Donations

Donate Online via PayPal:
Send mail donations to:
P.O. Box 0362
Appleton, WI 54912

Make checks payable to: Saving Paws Animal Rescue

Any questions can be sent via our contact us page or by emailing

Special Types of Financial Donations

  • How much does it cost to adopt?
    Adoption fees are posted on the info pages for both cats and dogs. Fees go towards the cost of veterinary care, vaccinations, spay/neutering, microchipping for all of the animals that we care for.
  • I didn't get a confirmation email on my adoption application. What do I do?
    Uh oh! We're sorry for the confusion - confirmation emails should be automatically sent within a few minutes after you submitted your application. If you did not receive one, check your various email folders to make sure it didnt get marked as spam. The email should have been sent by "" and have the subject line "Adoption Application Received". If you still cannot find the email, please feel free to reach out to for cat adoptions, for dog adoptions, or use our contact us page to double check that we received the application.
  • How do I drop off physical donations?
    We have a no-contact donation shed that can be used - take a look at our donations page for details.
  • Can I make a donation for a specific cause or in memory of someone?
    Yes! You can make both designated donations, where you indicate how you wish your donation to be used, as well as commemorative donations that are in honor of or in memory of someone. See our types of financial donations for details!
  • What kind of animals do you have?
    Saving Paws is a rescue that works with cats and dogs. We do not work with any other type of animals at this time.

Item Donations

We also appreciate item donations! In fact, when we are in desperate need of a specific item, you'll mostly likely see a post about it on our facebook page.

Donation Drop-Off Location

We have a no-contact donation shed so you can drop off donations whenever you'd like. When you pull into the building's parking lot, the shed is to the left of our dumpster and looks like the picture here!
If you require a donation receipt, you'll find a clipboard within the shed that you can use to fill in your information. We will mail you your receipt.
If you need to donate something that can't be stored in the shed (ex: it needs to be refrigerated), please use the contact us page to schedule an appointment so that we can make sure we have a volunteer available to greet you.
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Amazon Wishlist

If you're not sure what kind of items we're looking for, take a look at our Amazon Wishlist for some ideas! When purchasing from our wishlist directly, you can choose to have the items delivered directly to the rescue.
Financial Donations
How to Submit Donations
Types of Financial Donations
Item Donations
Donation Drop-Off
Item Wishlist
Did you know?

We got through lots of cleaning supplies! Things like paper towels, trash bags, and hand soap are always needed donations.
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