Donations can be dropped off at our shelter at 5 Scarfe Crt, Dartmouth.  We have a drop off box a the front door if you stop by outside of our hours of operation.  You can also drop off items at any one of our events, or contact us for other options.

Top Eleven Most Needed Items:

  1. Kitty Litter (non clumping or Yesterday’s news)
  2. Can (wet) cat food
  3. Papertowels
  4. Bleach
  5. Large garbage bags
  6. Dishwasher detergent
  7. Stainless steel cat dishes
  8. New or used small cat carriers
  9. Rabbit hutches (plastic) (ideal for housing young kittens)
  10. Cat toys (mouse type preferred)
  11. Gift cards for hardware stores, department stores or office supply stores

Most common items PDF: Nova Scotia SPCA Wish List

This list changes frequently so keep checking this page for the most up to date information.

Mobile Spay Neuter Clinic Wish List:

  • Live (Humane) traps any size. Available at any hardware store.
  • Transfer cages. Available online through WCS Canada
  • Wet cat food
  • Cans of Tuna, Chicken or Sardines used when setting traps to catch a cat.
  • Donations of Dry cat food to support Caretakers of a colony.
  • Cat Carriers (new or used)
  • Large wire dog crates (for temporary housing of cats awaiting spay/neuter surgery).
  • Monetary donations to sponsor a spay/neuter surgery. Donate online today

 Other Items Needed:

Kennel Supplies

  • Kitty Litter (non-clumping)
  • Large Kong toys
  • Stainless steel food bowls (small)
  • Small cat litter boxes
  • Cat toys (without catnip)
  • Pet Carriers (new or used)
  • Non-plush dog toys suitable for sanitizing
  • Dog training ‘clickers’
  • Halti and martingale dog collars
  • Professional grooming clippers
  • Yesterday news cat litter
  • Rubbermaid storage containers (55L preferred)
  • Dog Harnesses (new or used)
  • Dog leashes (new or used)
  • Tupperware containers (cereal size)



  • Wet cat food
  • Glucosamine supplements
  • KMR Kitten Milk Replacer
  • Bottles for nursing kittens
  • Hypo allergenic dog treats
  • Pill pockets
  • Canned Pumpkin (not pie filling)


  • Hills Prescription Diet Canine and Feline A/D can
  • Hill’s® Science Diet Cat and Dog food (wet and dry food)

We’re proud to feed Hill’s®
Science Diet®. This provides
precisely balanced nutrition that
helps these pets find their way to
happier, healthier lives.

 Medical Needs

  • Lab coats (new or used)
  • Purina Veterinary Diet Fortiflora (dog and cat)
  • Disposable smocks
  • Sterile syringes
  • Latex gloves (size medium)
  • Pediatric scale
  • Rubber Mats
  • Feliway
  • Qtips

Office Supplies

  • Plain White Copier Paper
  • Scissors
  • Large envelopes (9*12)
  • Stapler
  • 2 or 3 hole punch
  • Postage Stamps
  • Avery Laser Shipping Labels (2”x4”)
  • Pens, Whiteout, highlighters
  • Whiteboard markers & whiteboard erasers
  • Office safe (combination)
  • Computer mouse
  • Document laminator
  • New or relatively new computer
  • Banker boxes


Cleaning Supplies

  • Paper towel
  • Bleach
  • HE Laundry Detergent
  • Large black or clear garbage bags
  • Household cleaning wipes
  • Bathroom cleaner



  • Ziplock bags
  • Zip ties
  • Heating pads (non electric)
  • 9V batteries
  • AA batteries
  • WD 40
  • Windsheild washer fluid
  • Jelly aprons
  • Tabletop fan
  • Paper or Plastic cups
  • Band aids
  • Hand Soap
  • 6′ portable table
  • ‘Fogger’ for cleaning
  • Humane Live trap

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