Help the Animals, Inc.

We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit, no-kill animal shelter dedicated to providing a safe haven for homeless pets until they can be placed in responsible, loving homes.

Donating to HELP

HELP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that relies on donations, sponsors and adoption fees for maintaining upkeep. Any donation that you can make would be greatly appreciated and is tax-deductable.

Donations can be made by clicking the PayPal links below or checks mailed to:
Help the Animals, Inc.
P.O. 117
Richmond, In 47375 

Thanks to the generosity of Wayne County Foundation, all donations received by us during the period of November 6th to November 13th will be matched one for one for qualified gifts (up to $1,000 per donor) received during the match period up to $5,000 after we meet our $2500 threshold. This means we need to raise at least $7500 To receive the maximum matching funds. Your donation will go twice as far toward helping all of our homeless pets that are waiting for forever homes! Checks payable to Help the Animals can be dropped off at the shelter Tuesday- Saturday 1pm - 5pm, or mailed to P.O Box 117, Richmond, Indiana 47375. Thank you Wayne County Foundation and all of our wonderful supporters!

One-time Monetary Donations


(No PayPal account necessary) You can choose to donate to the shelter or a specific animal in need of veterinary expenses due to abuse or neglect. Be sure to mark the specific cat or dog and what the donation is for in the comments box.

Monthly Monetary Donations

Monthly donation options:


(PayPal account necessary) If you would like to set up an automatic monthly donation to Help the Animals, specify the amount before you click the button above, using PayPal. The amount you donate will be submitted monthly until you notify PayPal to discontinue it.

Donate Items

If you would like to donate an item to be used by the shelter, please visit Our Wishlist or Amazon wish list. However, monetary donations are encouraged because they can be used in so many ways.

Memorial Donations

Thank you for your decision to make a Memorial Donation to Help The Animals honoring a friend or loved one.

A memorial gift to Help The Animals Inc. is a personal remembrance that honors the life of a pet, friend or relative. For your donation of $10 or more, we'll mail the recipient a personalized greeting card, letting them know of your thoughtful gift in memory of their loved one. A Help The Animals memorial gift helps us continue our message of kindness, compassion, and concern for Richmond and Wayne County's homeless cats and dogs. This gift is one with special meaning, and is truly a lasting tribute helping animals.

IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS: After you click the donation button, enter the dollar amount and log in to PayPal. On the next page, look for:

special instructions
Click "special instructions" and enter the name and address for us to send the card as well as information about the loved one being remembered. You can also email special instructions to us at  Help.The.Animals Thank you.