Why to make a donation to ARN ?

We are not subsidized by the government and rely solely on your donations
to care for abandoned animals.

Registered charity 88486 5767 RR0001

How to make a donation ?

You can make a secure donation online, or you can make it by mail (see information after). Click below and follow the instructions to make a donation to the Animal Rescue Network :

Donate Now Through CanadaHelps.org! 
Making a donation online means no paperwork, no envelopes and stamps, and it's very easy ! The donations are tax deductible (for $10.00 and more), 
and you will automatically get your tax receipt. For more information about how to calculate the tax credit that your donation is eligible for, please consult the following link :


You can also make an anonymous donation. The payment is made by credit card, and the CanadaHelps website is secured. For more information about online donations, please click on the following link :

If you feel more comfortable making a donation by mail, send a cheque made payable to the Animal Rescue Network to the address at the bottom of this page (Animal Rescue Network - P.O. Box 32203, St. André Station Montreal, QC H2L 4Y5). Income tax receipts will be issued for donations of $10.00 or more. Please include complete contact information with your cheque so that we know where to send the receipt. Thank-you!

There are a number of ways to donate to the ARN !

Donate money, items for garage sales or cat shows, or items for the shelter. We receive no government funding and rely solely on donations to look after the animals in our care.

Donate your time through volunteering at our cat shelter. Help us with garage sales, adoption clinics, promotion or administration. Our organization is run entirely by volunteers and we can use your talents whatever they may be: cleaning, fundraising, public relations, driving, handy-person, photography, etc.

We always need the following materials to help us in our work at the shelter.

Student Projects (For a class or a school)


A project that calls for physical activity and exercise while encouraging a worthy cause.

The path and distance of the walkathon would be planned with the age of the participants in mind. (3, 4 or even 5 km). The route could be designed around a school.
- Make an explanatory flyer to show sponsors (parents, friends, neighbours, etc.) and a form to register donors and the amounts pledged.
- The children can make signs representing the cause they are supporting. They can be carried during the walk or while soliciting sponsors.
- Sponsorship can be by kilometer walked or for a fixed amount. The pledge could be in the form of cash or cans of wet cat food.
- Then, the children collect the sponsorships and gather them together to make a presentation to the ARN shelter.

A Sponsored Dictation Exercise

A project showing the importance of writing well in order to communicate properly all while supporting worthy causes.

The dictation can be related to the world of cats while the number and difficulty of the words would vary according to the ages of the participants.
- Make an explanatory flyer to show sponsors (parents, friends, neighbours, etc.) and a form to register donors and the amounts pledged.
- The teacher would correct the students' work and the children would then collect from their sponsors.
- Sponsorship could be by the number of correct words or for a fixed amount and could take the form of cash or cans of wet cat food.
- Then the children gather the pledges together in order to make a presentation to the ARN shelter.

Collecting Foodstuffs for the Cats

Make posters that can be displayed in order to advise the community of the childrens' project. It would show the date when students from "X" School will be going door-to-door to collect donations and cans of wet cat food to help the 300 cats housed at the ARN shelter. Posters designed by the children could include pictures of the shelter (taken from the ARN website).

As a way of thanking the children publicly, all projects will be recognized on the main page of the ARN website. To remit the donations, leave a message at (514) 938-6215, option 1, and a volunteer will get back to you shortly.
For the cats :

  • Grooming brushes/combs
  • Carriers
  • Canned cat food Whiskas: chicken, beef, salmon, tuna (not mixed)
  • High quality dry cat food:
    • Science Diet Light for FIV cats
    • Royal Canin or Science Diet regular
  • For sick cats:
    • baby food, only broth and chicken/beef, NOT vegetable
    • canned cat food A/D from Prescription Diet
  • Dry cat food Prescription Diet C/D-S for urinary problems (available only from vets)

For cleaning and medication :

For these items we would greatly appreciate if people could send us money instead of buying these things, it will make it easier for all around since we know exactly what we need right now, and what brand we prefer tu use.

The money will be use to buy:

  • Mops
  • Brooms
  • Bleach
  • Dish liquid
  • Dish brushes
  • Floor cleaner (Hertel, Pine sol, Lysol, etc.)
  • Sponges
  • Garbage bags (heavy duty)
  • Small cart to wheel garbage
  • Heavy-duty plastic garbage bins on wheels
  • Wash cloths
  • Blankets
  • Towels
  • Paper towels
  • Litter boxes, large and small
  • Litter scoops, large and small
  • Q-tips, cotton balls
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • SMALL desk and table