The Kids Are All Right

Even though we can’t accept volunteers under the age of 16, there’s still plenty kids can do to help the APA Adoption Center!

Hold a used cell phone drive

Recycle used cell phones by donating them to the APA Adoption Center. The APA has partnered with a company that will buy back used cell phones from non-profit organizations like us. It’s a great way to raise funds for the animals by doing something practical and good for the environment – recycling!

Hold a towel drive

Gather clean towels and sheets from family, friends and neighbors and donate them to the APA Adoption Center. Towels and sheets are used in cages for the animals to snuggle up or after surgery to make the animals more comfortable. We use a LOT of towels.

Collect newspapers

We put newspapers in the bottom of all of our cages.

Make cat toys and quilts

Our cats love to play. The APA Adoption Center has patterns if you want to make toys or quilts for our kittens and cats.

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Have a party for pets

Ask each guest to bring a dog toy or cat toy and then donate them to the APA Adoption Center. The animals will share in the fun. Refer to our current wish list for both big and small items needed at the shelter.

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Organize a bake sale or yard sale

Contribute the money you make to the APA Adoption Center. We can use it to buy toys and lots of other things the animals need!

Keep pets and people together

Do you know someone who is sick or a senior citizen in need of some help? Why not help them by feeding, walking or brushing their pet? It can be fun for everyone and will keep that pet at home where he belongs.

Questions? Contact Jennifer at 314.645.4610 ext. 120 or at

Explore Current Opportunities

Check out how you can support the APA Adoption Center right now!

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Become a Foster Parent

Open your home to an animal not yet ready for permanent residence.

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Get the Kids Involved

Find out how kids can help too!

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