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Help our animals—your way

At Bide Awhile, we have four different areas that your donations support. Each section will show the suggested levels of support and what can be accomplished with your donation.

Areas in need:


Mothers and Babies

A healthy start

The Bide Awhile maternity ward is a very special place. It’s a safe area for pregnant cats, nursing cats, and fuzzy newborn kittens to snuggle up until the babies are old enough for the Kitten Room.

Your gift can help

By donating to our maternity ward, you’re not only giving a fresh start to a new mother, you’re also making a difference in the life of a newborn. Simply choose how you would like to give:

Emergency Care: a one-time gift of $50.00 or five monthly gifts of $10.00

Most of our pregnant guests suffered neglect and homelessness before finding a temporary home at Bide Awhile. Your gift can help with the cost of the emergency veterinary care needed to save a new family.

Nursery Stay: a one-time gift of $500.00 or 10 monthly gifts of $50.00

This gift will help cover the cost of daily care for the eight weeks that a new family will spend in our maternity ward. Keeping mothers and babies together helps everyone thrive.

Healthy Start: a one-time gift of $360.00 or 12 monthly gifts of $30.00

Make sure that the moms and their babies receive the care they need by helping with vaccines and medication.

TLC: a gift of your choice

We appreciate all gifts. Choose an amount that fits your budget, and we’ll use it to help change a life.

Give the gift of health. Donate Today.


Kittens and Puppies

A safe place

Every year, hundreds of people give away or abandon their kittens or puppies, leaving them to fend for themselves. A shelter like Bide Awhile can make all the difference. Consider donating to our kittens and puppies and help provide them with a safe haven. Simply choose how you would like to give:

A warm bath, full tummy and a soft bed: a one-time gift of $120.00 or 12 monthly gifts of $10.00

Help one or a dozen. For every $10.00 you give, you’re helping to cover the cost of rescuing and nurturing one grateful kitten or puppy.

Spay or Neuter (Kitten): a one-time gift of $150.00 or 10 monthly gifts of $15.00
Spay or Neuter (Puppy): a one-time gift of $200.00 or 10 monthly gifts of $20.00

This gift will help with the cost of spaying or neutering a puppy or kitten, helping to break the cycle of overpopulation and homelessness.

Health & Well-Being: a onetime gift of $250.00 or 10 monthly gifts of $25.00

Often the check-up and medical care that our animals require includes blood tests, deworming, flea treatments, vaccines, and medication. Injured or ill kittens and puppies may need expensive emergency veterinary care. Your gift helps turn hurt and neglect into health and happiness.

TLC: a gift of your choice

Improve a life with a gift that’s right for you.

Give the gift of health. Donate today.


Cats and Dogs

A better life

Each of our cats and dogs has a different story. But whether they’re lost, abandoned, rescued from neglect and abuse, or given up, their needs are all the same. They all need a safe place to rest until we can find them a new, loving home. Your gift of help can make all the difference. Simply choose how you would like to give:

A warm bath, full tummy and a soft bed: a one-time gift of $120.00 or 12 monthly gifts of $10.00

Help one or a dozen. For every $10.00 you give, you’re helping to cover the cost of rescuing and nurturing one grateful cat or dog.

Spay or Neuter (Cat): a one-time gift of $150.00 or 10 monthly gifts of $15.00
Spay or Neuter (Dog): a one-time gift of $200.00 or 10 monthly gifts of $20.00

This gift will help with the cost of spaying or neutering a puppy or kitten, helping to break the cycle of overpopulation and homelessness.

Health & Well-Being: a onetime gift of $250.00 or 10 monthly gifts of $25.00

Often the check-up and medical care that our animals require includes blood tests, deworming, flea treatments, vaccines, and medication. Injured or ill kittens and puppies may need expensive emergency veterinary care. Your gift helps turn hurt and neglect into health and happiness.

TLC: a gift of your choice

Improve a life by giving a gift that’s right for you.

Give a cat or dog a new beginning. Donate today.


Ongoing TLC

Helping our animals Bide Awhile

It’s heartbreaking when animals are too frightened to eat or play. Unfortunately, this is a reality that we see far too often. Luckily, a kind hand can make a big difference. Every day, we give plenty of tender loving care to every animal in our shelter—but it’s expensive work. Our regular costs include:

  • $350 to get one animal ready for adoption
  • $450 each month to provide litter for our cats
  • $600 to heat our shelter and keep everyone warm for one cold winter month

Your gift to our animals can help. And no matter what you’re able to give, for however many months you can give it, your donation is deeply appreciated.

 Send our animals some TLC. Donate today.