Donate & Support

 Ways to Support

The Irvine Animal Care Center accepts donations of new items, such as canned pet food, and gently used items, such as towels. However, the center does not accept dog beds, pillows or comforters, or open containers of treats or pet food. Please refer to the Donation Guide for a complete list of items the center can or cannot accept. Click on the links below to learn about other ways you can help the center provide top-tier care to homeless pets.

Make a Donation Online

Annual Sponsorship Opportunities

Support a Kennel or Animal  

Donate from Our Wish List 

Sign up for a Rewards Program

Online Donations

Making donations to the center is easy and available online. For corporate/organizational donations requiring contributions to be processed through a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, please visit the Irvine Community Alliance Fund webpage. A variety of donation and program options are available:

Dollar Amount Donations:

  • $500 Covers medical expenses for an abandoned pet
  • $250 Covers dental surgery for a needy animal
  • $100 provides supplies for a litter of orphaned kittens and puppies
  • $85 Covers the purchase of a Kuranda bed for a senior pet
  • $50 Covers the cost of special dietary foods for two weeks
  • $20 Feeds a litter of unweaned kittens for 10 days
  • $10 Provides fresh vegetables to 10 rabbits for one week

Program Options

Enhanced Care Program
The center sometimes receives animals in poor condition that have been injured or neglected for long periods of time. The Enhanced Care program funds the additional medical treatments these animals require to become healthy (i.e., eye surgery, a broken limb, x-rays, tooth extractions). Choose Enhanced Care as your designation.

Third Chance For Pets Program
This program allows the center to transfer animals from overcrowded shelters that otherwise may not find a home. When kennels are available at the center, staff can bring some of these animals to the center for adoption. Since these animals come from outside of Irvine, their care is partially funded through donations. Without the generous support of donors such as you this program could not exist. Choose Third Chance for Pets as your designation.

Donate from Our Wish List

The center accepts donations of new, unused pet food, toys, kennel supplies, and more. We've created a handy wish list if you'd like to shop at your local pet store, or you can use our Amazon or Chewy wish lists and have items shipped to the center.

Rewards Programs

Ralphs Reward Card

Use your Ralphs Reward card to support our homeless animals. For more information, visit the Ralphs website.


Additional Resources

Other animal-related resources can be found on the center's Resources webpage. Locally based charitable organizations related to animals can be found on the City's Charity Directory.



For more information on Irvine Gives, the City's online resource to local giving opportunities, visit the Irvine Gives webpage