Friends of the Palm Springs Animal Shelter

The Animals Urgently Need YOUR help!


Donate to our Love Fund and help Luke and other homeless

pets in need

Each and every dollar counts! Simply click on the donate button above and indicate LOVE FUND in the ADD SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS section on the confirmation page.

Thank you for caring!


Meet Luke, our 10 year old poodle featured on CNN with Jane Valasquez on October 13!  Luke was picked up by animal control and brought to the Palm Springs Animal Shelter, where he will now receive surgery for cataracts.  This sweet guy is nothing but love, and like all our animals, we give them the best care and everything they need to live their best life!  Luke is no exception, you can donate towards Luke's Love Fund or apply to adopt him on our website


Only if we understand can we care. Only if we care can we help. Only if we help shall they be saved.       -Jane Goodall

The Friends of the Palm Springs Animal Shelter believes that every animal matters and that every animal deserves the very best care. That is why we worked so hard to raise funds for our new, state-of-the-art animal shelter. The old shelter was built in 1961 (nearly 50 years ago!) and was woefully inadequate to meet the needs of the current animal population in Palm Springs.

In 2009, the City of Palm Springs allocated $5 million in a capital improvement bond and the process of designing a shelter that would stand as a model for Southern California was finally underway. When the bids came in, we learned that building costs would be closer to $7 million, so The Friends of the Palm Springs Animal Shelter got busy.With the help of generous animal loving benefactors, we were able to raise the funds needed to build much of the new facility. Ground was broken on the new shelter on July 7th, 2010.

We are proud of our efforts, proud of our community, and proud of the new shelter. While the new facility is a huge improvement, it is only a building. To truly be a progressive animal care center, essential programs must also be implemented, including humane education, Trap/Neuter/Release for community cats, foster care, mobile adoptions, transfers, low cost spay/neuter clinics, a LOVE FUND to help defray the cost of treating sick and injured animals, and a robust volunteer program. Friends of the Palm Springs Animal Shelter is dedicated to growing each of these programs to be on par with the best shelters in the world.

We are reaching out to all of those who care as much as we do about the welfare of animals to help with this effort. Donations of whatever size you can manage will be gratefully accepted and deeply appreciated.

Please join us in building a community that has all of the elements in place to deliver the highest level of compassionate care to lost, abandoned and abused animals.

There are a several ways to donate:

1. Simply click on the DONATE button above and make your tax-deductible donation online. Please indicate in the memo line your information so we can properly thank you.

2. Send a check made out to Friends of the Palm Springs Animal Shelter to P.O. BOX 4808 PALM SPRINGS, CA 92263 and we will provide a receipt and tax number.

3. Donate your old car, truck or boat by contacting Robert McKechnie at 760-567-6464 or (a nice tax deduction!).

4. Drop off clean towels (we especially like white towels), polar fleece (blankets, throws and fabric bolts) and blankets and comforters directly to our shelter. Check out our WISH LIST!


5. Donate a fabulous Kuranda bed for our animals.

Click Here to Donate a Bed

6. Have your own fundraising event for the animals! Host a house party, organize a garage sale, throw a bowling party, or have a percentage of sales from your place of business benefit the shelter. Or maybe you have another idea of how you can help. We want to hear from you. Simply click on the CONTACT US link above.

7. Shop AmazonSmile.

Just go to AmazonSmile, log in, or create an account if you don't have one, and choose Palm Springs Animal Shelter as your charity of choice. Each time you make a purchase through AmazonSmile, .05% will go to our animals. Super easy.

Shop Amazon Smile

8. Shop Ralphs.

Did you know that you can help the animals when you shop at Ralph's? You can sign up online today!

  • Be sure to have your Ralphs REWARDS card handy and register your card with Friends of the Palm Springs Shelter after you sign up.
  • (If you don't yet have a Ralphs REWARDS card they are available at the customer service desk at any Ralphs).
  • Got your card, and are already online with Ralphs? Click on Services, Community Contributions, enroll (type in 94649 as the organization).
  • If you are not already online with Ralph's, click GET STARTED,SIGN UP TODAY in the ‘Create An Account’ section.
  • After you create your online account, then link your account with us by editing your Commmunity Contribution Information on your profile page (94649). EASY!

On behalf of our furry friends,

thank you so much for your support and generosity.

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