How to make donations to the cats

Pet Pride of New York, Inc is an IRS 501(c)(3), not for profit, corporation. Therefore your donations are tax deductible.
Below is a list of the current ways to make donations to the cats at Pet Pride of NY
Note: We are only soliciting donations from within NY state.

Thank you for considering to help the cats.

Ways to make donations to the cats

  1. You can send a personal check for your donation directly to Pet Pride of NY, P.O. Box 338, Mendon, NY 14506-0338
  2. You can donate an amount of your choice using PayPal (more info below).
  3. You can donate a small percentage of your Amazon purchases if you set up a account and designate "Pet Pride of New York, Inc" as your charitable recipient (more info below).
  4. You can purchase a Memorial Garden walkway brick engraved with the name of your special cat (see home page).

Donate using PayPal

You can make a tax deductible donation of the amount of your choosing by clicking on the DONATE button which will take you to our secure PayPal Merchant Account.

When you are on the "review your donation" page of PayPal, you can click on "this gift is in memory of" and enter a name in the box that opens.
You can donate via your PayPal account or by using a credit card.

You do not need to have a PayPal account to use a credit card.

Donate using Amazon Smile

When you purchase from (instead of just, Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice.

AmazonSmile is the same products, same prices, and same service as you are used to with Amazon.

Support your charitable organization by starting your shopping at

Note: You must have an account at Amazon in order to shop at Amazon Smile.
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  1. Click on the Amazon Smile logo above to go to the site.
  2. On your first visit to AmazonSmile, before shopping, you need to select the Pet Pride of New York Incorporated as the organization to receive donations from your purchases. From then on, simply go to to shop. You can use the same account on and AmazonSmile.
  3. Bookmark the AmazonSmile page so your purchases at Amazon always help support Pet Pride of New York.

More on Pet Pride of NY

We maintain an average shelter population of 35-40 cats, and have facilitated the placement of 130 cats in 2017. While these numbers seem small, we are doing our best to increase these numbers every year. One must remember that we are a no-kill shelter. Thus, when we commit to take in a cat, that cat will remain with us until they find their forever home, or until they pass on. We will never break this pledge. Regrettably, the small size of our shelter prevents us from housing and placing more cats. We have a vision of constructing a larger shelter and clinic building (architect’s model) where we can properly house many more cats. However, our modest means puts that dream out of reach for the moment.

Our organization has an annual operating budget of around $90,000. Our only paid employees are 4 part-time staff. The Board of Directors and all our volunteers are unpaid. We run a very frugal organization with less than 3% of our budget devoted to fund-raising and communication with our supporters. Thus, virtually every dollar we receive in contributions is devoted to the care of our feline charges. We give them first class veterinary care, life-long if necessary, and provide them as close to a home-like environment as possible in a multi-cat shelter situation.

We undertake two major fund-raisers per year: our annual Golf Tournament in June and our Building Fund Luncheon in November. These fund-raisers provide 15-20% of our annual operating budget. Although every year, we seek to make these events bigger and better, the fact is the vast majority (80-85%) of our operating funds result of the generosity our steadfast and generous supporters. In any one year, we receive 800-1000 small, but very much appreciated, donations. We could not have sustained our organization for over 30 years and grown as much as we have without YOU - our long-time supporters.

We can only increase our ability to help our feline companions through your continued or increased generosity. We realize that there are great needs everywhere for your charitable dollars but we assure you we will be good stewards of your contributions. For your convenience, you can make secure donations directly from this webpage using either your PayPal account or a credit card.

All the cats of Pet Pride thank you for your caring and your generosity.

Pet Pride of New York, Inc is a registered charity only within New York state.
In accordance with NY state law, donations to Pet Pride of New York, Inc. are not being solicited from donors residing outside NY state.