Sanctuary Wish Lists

By KD Angle-Traegner / Last Update: October 2019

Animal sanctuaries and wildlife rehabilitators need support in order to keep helping animals. These groups often have extremely limited funds. Donating everyday items can help, especially for smaller organizations.

The people who run these groups do fantastic work. Let’s all come together to help them continue doing what they do best: Helping and caring for animals.

A profile picture of Boydsten, the turkey.

Boydstun the turkey. Farm Sanctuary, New York, USA, 2012 / Photo: JoAnne McArthur, WeAnimals

Wish List Items

Before you go shopping, keep in mind a few things. First, not all organizations need the same things. This sanctuary wish list is for informational purposes only.

Next, contact the sanctuary to determine their specific needs before purchasing items for donation.

They’ll be happy to let you know which supplies are urgently needed, and where you can donate.

Gift Certificates

  • Home Improvement Stores
  • Office Supply Stores
  • Animal Feed Stores
  • Veterinary Clinics
  • Car/Tractor Repair Shops and/or Mechanics

Equipment & Barn Supplies

  • Ladders
  • Nylon or Cotton Lead Ropes
  • Wheelbarrows
  • Pitchforks
  • Paint Brushes
  • Paint Rollers and Roller Pans
  • Manure Shovels

Office Supplies

  • First Class and/or Postcard Stamps
  • Pens and Pencils
  • Envelopes
  • Copy Paper
  • Printer Cartridges and/or Toner

General Supplies

  • Toilet Paper
  • Paper Towels
  • Trash Bags
  • General (Green) Cleaning Supplies: All-Purpose Cleaner, Laundry Soap & Fabric Softener, Dish Soap, Dishwasher Detergent, Window Cleaner, Etc.

Animal Supplies

  • Old Towels, Sheets Blankets
  • Small/Large Animal Carriers
  • Small/Large Animal Beds
  • Metal Water & Food Bowls
  • Animal Feed/Food
  • Medications
  • Cedar for Small Animal Cages
  • Newspapers
  • Old Phone Books (for Bird Sanctuaries)
  • Bird Cages
  • Perches
  • Toys (Cat, Dog, Bird, Primate)

Professional Services

  • Veterinary
  • Plumber
  • Mechanic
  • Handyman
  • Web Design/Graphic Design
A image showing a profile picture of a turkey and the words "sanctuary wishlist guide."

More Sanctuary Spotlight