In-kind donations are donations of goods or items (cat food, bedding, toys, etc). The cats love gifts of toys, beds, and snuggly blankets.
We purchase food and litter by the pallet to take advantage of bulk rates, but we accept donations as well.
Here are a list of items we use (Items marked ** are always in short supply):
Food and Litter
* Science Diet Adult Optimal cat food
* Science Diet Kitten food
* Canned cat food (any brand pate` is fine)
* Purina Kitten Chow
** Canned kitten food (Royal Canin, Science Diet, Fancy feast, Purina ProPlan)
* KMR kitten milk replacer (May-Aug kitten season)
* Dr. Elsey’s Precious Cat Litter (scoop able)
** Clay Non-clumping litter (any brand)
* Paper Towels
* Paper plates (small & sturdy)
* Copy Paper, Bright white
Cat Enrichment items
** Da Bird feather wand toys (A shelter FAVORITE)
** Da Bird Feather Replacements
* Cat toys (anything washable)
* Cardboard scratchers
* Jingly balls are always a hit
If you are wondering what we need at any given time, please contact us.
Sites that support us
Shop at Amazon with Amazon Smile. A small percentage of the price of purchases you make will get donated to Cats Cradle. Click the banner below to purchase through Amazon Smiles.
Simply log into smile.amazon.com instead of Amazon.com, using your current Amazon.com account information. You’ll find the same low prices, vast selection, and convenient experience as at Amazon.com, but you can select Cats Cradle to receive part of your purchase price. Eligible products are marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile Donation” on their product detail pages.
On your first visit to smile.amazon.com, go to Select Charity, select Cats Cradle Shelter, Inc (in Fargo) and they will remember your selection for all future Amazon Smile transactions.
We are proud to be a BISSELL Partner for Pets member! BISSELL and LostPetUSA.net have teamed up to help organizations like ours raise money, and now you can help too! When you purchase pet products on bissell.com and enter the code ADOPT at checkout, a portion of the purchase will be donated to our organization! Please help us show our support by liking the BISSELL Pet Foundation Facebook page.
Go to this Shop For Your Cause page and click the “Click Here Donate Button” for Cats Cradle Shelter. For every button click, we get 2 cents, and you can click every day. It doesn’t sound like much but it can add up. If 100 people did it every day for a month, that would be $60/month or $720/year. And that’s only if 100 people did it. What if 1,000 people did it!
We are now registered with AdoptAShelter.com where we can receive donations based on your online purchases to many top name online stores. If you are shopping online, stop there and select us by choosing North Dakota for the state and clicking search. After selecting CATS Cradle Shelter, click the Shop Now button to see if the online store you are going to shop at is listed. If you start your shopping through adoptashelter.com, for any purchases you make we receive a donation from a percentage of your purchase. How easy is that! Many major stores are listed, such as Amazon, Walmart, Target, etc.
“CANS for CATS”! If you like to use MinnKota Recycling for your aluminum cans, please ask for your donation to go to the CATS Cradle Shelter account, and we get checks quarterly.