An Update for Our Volunteers

Dear friends of the shelter,

I hope you are doing well during this time of crisis. As Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter navigates the COVID-19 pandemic, and takes measures to do its part, I wanted to reassure you that our dedicated staff is committed to providing for the animals in our care. It is during times like these, however, that we realize the great impact our volunteers make on a daily basis. The Board of Directors and staff wish to express our deepest gratitude to those who volunteer their time and talent to our shelter. Your service is why we are able to do what we do best – save the lives of abandoned, neglected and abused animals.

Many people have asked how they can support the shelter while they are at home. Below are some ideas that will help sustain the shelter as we respond to this emergent situation.

I can’t thank you enough for your continued support. If you need to contact the shelter, please use and a member of our staff will respond just as soon as they can. I wish you all well and look forward to seeing you back at the shelter soon!

Maureen Van Artsdalen
Executive Director

Host a Facebook Fundraiser

Many of us are cancelling gatherings with family and friends for things like birthdays, weddings and graduations. Consider hosting a Facebook Fundraiser to celebrate these occasions online while supporting your favorite cause!

100% of the donations raised on Facebook benefits the shelter and will keep us ready to help animals who depend on us.

Create Your Fundraiser Here

Donate Supplies

We need supplies. In particular, we need cleaning supplies like germicidal bleach, laundry detergent and garbage bags. See our Amazon Wish List to help you know what we need. Gift cards to places like Amazon, Home Depot, PetSmart and Staples are also welcome.

If you have an item you would like to drop off, you can do so by leaving the item outside the shelter doors between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.

See Our Amazon Wish List

At Home Projects

If you are in need of some ideas on how to pass the time, we have found some great ideas for making toys, treats and bedding for your pets. If you don’t have a pet at home, you can always donate them later on.

Raise Awareness

Social media is a great way to keep us all connected. You can help raise awareness for the shelter’s needs by sharing our posts on your social media channels, or by sending emails out to your friends and family.

You can find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.