Make a Donation

The Royal Oak Animal Shelter is a member of the ROOTS Foundation, established by the city to accept donations and endowments for the improvement of civic institutions.  Donations and bequests may be designated for specific projects at the animal shelter.

You can make your check or money order payable to: The ROOTS Foundation and make sure to write "Animal Shelter" on the memo line. Your donation may be tax deductible since the Royal Oak Opportunity To Serve (ROOTS) Foundation is a municipal foundation and your donation is for the "public good." Mail your donation to:

City Treasurer
211 Williams
Royal Oak, MI 48067

You may also stop by the animal shelter during open hours (Monday through Friday 4 p.m. - 7 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. - Noon) and drop off your check. Monetary donations will help the city pay the bills to keep the animal shelter open.

If the gift is an honorarium, please include the honoree's name and address in the memo section of the check or on a separate sheet of paper. Acknowledgements will be sent to the honoree and a receipt will be mailed to the donor. Memorials are handled similarly, with the family of the memorialized person or pet receiving acknowledgment. All checks are tax deductible for the donor, as the money serves a public purpose.

We provide receipts for all donations. If you mail in a donation, the receipt will be mailed to you within 2-3 weeks. If you do not receive a receipt, please contact the shelter to let us know so that we may ensure your donation is acknowledged.

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Donation of Supplies Needed

Donations of supplies for the shelter are always needed, but the need for certain supplies change on a daily basis. If you wish to donate supplies, please visit the pet finder site for a current list of needed items listing which is updated on a regular basis.

If you wish to donate, please call because we may need the item on the day you call. You may drop off your donations at the shelter during open hours. Many of you have been very generous and we are most appreciative.