How You Can Make a Difference
Your generosity helps ensure that we can continue our hands-on work that cares for an average of 6,000 kittens, cats, puppies, dogs and a variety of small mammals each year. Donations from generous supporters like you who share our vision of a more compassionate and humane world for animals are critical to continuing our lifesaving efforts.
As an independent 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, the Cheyenne Animal Shelter is not funded by any local government or national animal welfare organization. Our life-saving programs are funded by tax-deductible donations, bequests, special events, and grants.
Other Monetary Donations
Donation by Check
Donations to the Cheyenne Animal Shelter create life-saving options for the animals in our care. Your contribution directly impacts the number of animals we can successfully care for every year. Checks should be made out to the Cheyenne Animal Shelter and can be mailed to: 800 Southwest Drive, Cheyenne, WY 82007, ATTN: Development
Become a “Steady Sidekick”
Consider making an ongoing, meaningful contribution to the animals by joining our “Steady Sidekicks” –our monthly giving program. Your gifts go directly to the animals by helping provide safe shelter, spay and neuter surgeries, vaccines, and nutritious food. Our Steady Sidekicks help to fund a predictable source of income each month for the pets we serve and are most appreciated!
A memorial contribution is a wonderful way to honor the life of an animal lover or a beloved pet, allowing their spirit to make a difference in the lives of homeless animals. In many cases, families will request the memorial donations be made to the Cheyenne Animal Shelter in lieu of flowers. Memorial contribution are acknowledged with a letter sent to the bereaved family so they know their loved one continues to impact the lives of the animals they loved.
Commemorate a special occasion by celebrating your love for animals! A tribute contribution allows you to honor a friend, family member, pet, or yourself with a gift to the animals at the Cheyenne Animal Shelter. Many people request tribute contributions in lieu of gifts for birthdays or anniversaries – what a wonderful way to show you care.
Bequest & Estate Planning
Your love for animals can become your legacy when you remember the Cheyenne Animal Shelter in your will. Your generous gift will impact the lives of thousands of animals, for many years to come. For information and assistance on planned giving, please contact our Director of Development at 307-269-0970.
As a participant in the Combined Federal Employees Giving Campaign, the Cheyenne Animal Shelter may be designated as a recipient of your United Way contribution. Participate this Fall at your workplace. You just need to write in the Cheyenne Animal Shelter’s United Way number – 1971.
We have donation boxes throughout the community. We urge you, when you patronize these merchants, to leave something for us the lost and homeless pets of your community.
You can also help the shelter by donating gift cards from WalMart, Sams Club, Target, PetCo, Murdochs and PetSmart. Gift cards allow us to purchase supplies to take care of the animals while saving valuable space at the shelter. If your company offers a matching donation program, we hope you’ll remember the Cheyenne Animal Shelter.
You can honor beloved pets and friends with a commemorative brick in our Tribute Trail. Each durable 4″x8″ red brick paver will include a personalized message of up to three lines and will be permanently included in the landscaping in front of the shelter. For more information, please call our Donations Coordinator at (307) 271-5962.
Cars for Critters
The Shelter now has a program in place that allows you to get rid of your old automobiles, jet skis, snowmobiles, boats or motorcycles and make a tax deductible contribution to the Cheyenne Animal Shelter. Here is how it works– Call the Wyoming Auto Auction at 632-8648 and tell them that you would like to donate and have the Shelter be the beneficiary of your donation. You will need to provide the title (with your name on the front in the owners section) and the keys. You will receive a tax receipt for the selling price for your vehicle. They will be auctioned on certain days and the Cheyenne Animal Shelter will receive all but a small percentage of the money raised. It is that easy. Please remember this option if you are looking for a positive way to get rid of autos or old toys. Please contact us at the Shelter at 632-6655 ext 28.