Orson & APA Volunteer Chris, united March 27, 2019
We thrive on generosity
We believe people and pets bring out the best in each other. And there’s no clearer example than those who support our mission.
Whether you’re able to provide financial support, material donations, or space for fostering before a pet finds their forever home, we appreciate all the help we can get.
81 cents of every $1 donated to the APA goes directly to programs and services benefiting people and pets.
Ways to Donate
Frankly, we can't do this without you
Each year, your support and contributions enable us to save more than 4,000 deserving pets, so that when all other doors close, ours remain open to help animals get their second chance.
In those efforts, we’re proud to report The APA has received four stars from Charity Navigator — their highest rating — for our dedication to transparency and the responsible use of resources. If you’d like outside input as you determine which causes to support, we invite you to view our online profiles from these reputable third-party aggregators.
We make it easy to make a difference with multiple ways to support our mission.
ORGANIZE A FOOD DONATION DRIVE
Our outreach program supplies food pantries in north St. Louis County with pet food. Help support this program by organizing a food drive with Purina pet food. Interested? Email us for help on coordination.
We couldn't do this without our volunteers
From individuals to groups, we offer a wide array of volunteering opportunities. Check out some of the structured programs we’ve built, or share your ideas on how to lend a hand.
Adoption Center opportunities begin at 16 years old.
Be the Bridge
As wonderful as our facility is, some circumstances call for the special comforts of home—even if it’s temporary.
Fostering allows us to create more space for pets, and the APA provides all food and supplies to our generous hosts. Litter, pee pads, food, leashes, you name it, we have you covered.
There’s no obligation to place the pets yourself, so when its time for adoption, they’ll come back to our adoption center. And if at any time, you need support, we are ready to jump in.
Young Friends & Old Friends
COMMUNITIES OF CARING
Animals can introduce us to new things, ideas, activities — and even new people. In recognition, we’ve established two vibrant groups that support our work, the Young Friends of the APA and Old Friends of the APA.
Both are comprised of dedicated volunteers who work together to further our mission, while enjoying annual membership benefits, including networking opportunities and savings on APA signature events.
You're in Good Company
At the APA, your business can benefit local animals. We offer multiple opportunities to get involved, either hands-on or financially, through our sponsorship and service group programs.
We are grateful to our partners for making such a difference.
Join us for our next event
Our calendar is full of opportunities to get to know each other. We’d love to see you at the next APA event.