Ways to Give

Give a Paw a Hand Fund

Please help the Delaware SPCA provide free services to animals in need. The Give a Paw a Hand fund allows the Delaware SPCA to provide free spay/neuter and veterinary services to individuals that have pets in need of a helping hand. Won’t you give a paw a hand?

When animals are spayed or neutered and receive vaccinations, they are happier, healthier, live longer, and best of all, help prevent homeless animals in our community. Sadly, many individuals with pets cannot afford the cost of these services at their local veterinarian.

The Delaware SPCA has a full-time veterinarian on staff that can provide these services at discounted rates. For individuals in need of extra help, the Give a Paw a Hand Fund allows us to provide these services to those individuals at greatly reduced rates or free depending on their circumstance.

The Give a Paw a Hand Fund also helps to spay/neuter the many stray and feral cats in the state of Delaware. Each week, the Delaware SPCA works with local rescue groups to trap, neuter and release (TNR) these cats in a variety of communities throughout the state. With money from the Give a Paw a Hand Fund we can discount our services to these rescue groups, helping them to continue the TNR work that is so desperately needed in our area.

We need your help to continue these services, as our current fund balance is dwindling and we will soon run out of money in the Give a Paw a Hand Fund. Our goal is to raise $50,000 over the next year so we can continue providing service to the individuals and animals in need. Please consider either a one-time donation or a monthly recurring donation to the Give a Paw a Hand Fund.

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Second Chance Fund

The Delaware SPCA’s “Second Chance Fund” provides for emergency medical care for seriously ill and injured animals. Through this fund, we can provide life-saving medical treatment for animals who would have once been considered untreatable by many shelters because of the extraordinary cost involved.

Since its inception the “Second Chance Fund” has provided thousands of dollars in critically needed care to numerous animals in our shelter. Your contribution, no matter what the amount, gives these animals a second chance at life.

Online donations can be made by submitting the form below. Alternatively, you can mail your contribution to:

Delaware SPCA Second Chance Fund
455 Stanton Christiana Road
Newark, DE 19713

Thank you for helping our shelter animals! Your generous gift guarantees that thousands of abused, neglected and homeless animals in Delaware will receive the love, attention, and medical care they need each year.

Online donations can be made by submitting the form below. Alternatively, you can mail your contribution to the shelter:

Delaware SPCA
455 Stanton Christiana Road
Newark, DE 19713

Here are just a few ways your donations make a difference right here in our local community:

  • $25 will feed 4 hungry kittens for one week
  • $50 will buy 1 comfy bed for dogs in their kennels
  • $100 will vaccinate 3 dogs so they stay healthy
  • $250 will provide feline leukemia and FIV (AIDS) tests for 20 cats
  • $500 will neuter 10 dogs or cats to prevent more homeless animals
  • $1,000 will provide life-saving emergency veterinary care for 1 abused or sick animal

One-time Donation

Monthly Giving

Circle of Friends – Monthly Giving Club

The Delaware SPCA’s Circle of Friends are a group of dedicated supporters who make regular monthly contributions to help our shelter animals.

Circle of Friends members provide the Delaware SPCA with a reliable stream of income to sustain the daily operations at our shelter. That support makes it possible to find loving homes for abandoned and neglected pets, reduce pet overpopulation through spay/neuter programs, and help our community members take care of their beloved pets through our affordable Wellness Clinic.

Your monthly donation can be made safely and automatically by credit card. Just indicate below the amount you want to donate and on the same day each month, your tax-deductible contribution will automatically be charged to your credit or debit card. You may cancel at any time.

As a Circle of Friends member, you will receive an annual statement that details your donations for the year, which reduces our postage, supply costs and personnel time.

If you prefer to join offline, or have any questions, please email Natalie@delspca.org.

Tribute Gifts

Tribute Gifts are a wonderful way to honor or memorialize a loved one or cherished pet, commemorate a special occasion and directly support homeless animals at the Delaware SPCA. At your request, we can send a letter notifying others of your thoughtfulness.

Delaware SPCA Tribute gifts are a wonderful way to:

  • Remember a loved one or a cherished pet
  • Give the perfect gift to someone who has “everything”
  • Honor your mom on Mother’s Day or your dad on Father’s Day
  • Warm your sweetie’s heart on Valentine’s Day
  • Celebrate any special occasion – birthday, wedding, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, etc.

Online donations can be made by submitting the form below. Alternatively, you can mail your contribution to: Delaware SPCA, 455 Stanton Christiana Road Newark, DE 19713.

Emily du Pont Society

The Emily du Pont Society recognizes individuals who give a minimum of $1,000 or more in contributions annually to the Delaware SPCA. This support is critical to our ability to care and protect our shelter animals. We are the State’s oldest and fastest growing animal welfare organization.

As an Emily du Pont Society member, you will receive special recognition in our annual report, behind-the-scenes shelter tours, invitations to exclusive events, and exclusive updates from our Executive Director and Board about the work and future plans of the Delaware SPCA.

Please make your contribution today. Our shelter animals need your help.

You may securely donate online, or mail your contribution to Delaware SPCA, 455 Stanton Christiana Road Newark, DE 19713

Workplace Giving

Did you know that you can designate the Delaware SPCA to receive your donation through any United Way or workplace giving campaign? It’s easy to make a difference in the lives of our shelter animals! Donations made through many work place giving programs qualify for a tax deduction as permitted by law.

To designate your gift through United Way, Delaware State Employee Charitable Campaign or the Combined Federal Campaign simply…write us in…
United Way of Delaware #09086
United Way of Southeastern PA #41991
Delaware State Employees Charitable Campaign #71024


Please call 302-998-2281 with questions.
Thank you!

Donate Your Car to Save the Animals

Donate Your Car to Save the Animals

Auto-Donation.com’s vehicle donation program is a convenient way to dispose of an unwanted vehicle while supporting the Delaware SPCA. Whether your vehicle is a late model passenger vehicle, a classic collectible, an unfinished project car or an old clunker gathering dust in the driveway, you can turn any vehicle into a valuable donation for the Delaware SPCA

The sale from your vehicle will be life-changing  for our shelter animals.

In addition to cars, you can donate trucks, RVs, vans, motorcycles, ATVs, boats, snowmobiles, tractors, construction and farm equipment. Your vehicle doesn’t need to run but you may need proof of ownership.

Your generous donation will help support our pets, shelters, and mission and may provide you with a tax deduction.

How to Donate

You can donate a vehicle two ways, either online or toll free at (866) 332-1778

To donate a vehicle to the Delaware SPCA online, have your vehicles year, make and model available and click the button below.