CHA Animal Shelter relies solely on donors, fundraising events, adoptions, and a dedicated group of over 300 volunteers to operate. CHA is a 501C(3) nonprofit organization , which means your monetary donation is tax deductible and the funds go directly to the care for our dogs and cats at the shelter. Donations are accepted in person, via mail, at events, and through our PayPal account.

To donate directly to CHA’s general operating fund, which goes directly toward the daily care and housing of our animals, you can donate online through PayPal by using your credit card or PayPal account.

If you would like your donation to be In Honor of or In Memory of a pet or loved one, simply click on “Instructions to Seller” during the PayPal checkout process to indicate this choice or check out the additional options below.

Click here if you would like to make a General Donation

You may also make monetary or supply donations at our shelter, located at:

CHA Animal Shelter, 3765 Corporate Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43231

Select an option below and click here if you would like to make a Monthly Donation.


Payment Options

CHA Animal Shelter relies on your support! You can help in the following ways:

Wish List

Children & adults alike have generously chosen in the past to collect items for the dogs of cats of CHA instead of receiving gifts for birthday parties, weddings & other life events.  To help with this compassionate campaign, CHA now provides the inserts for your invitations.  Click here for a printable PDF! Kindhearted supporters can select items from our Wish List and drop the items off at the Shelter to help us care for our animals. Our Wish List contains items that the shelter uses on a regular basis to help care for the animals and run the shelter (for example, paper towels, bleach, and office supplies). Our Wish List is great for group donations, such as supply drives at your office or business. To view our list on Amazon, click here.


Certificates of Caring

These certificates are a great way to celebrate the milestones of your animal-loving friends. A personalized certificate with a message from you will be delivered to your special designee honoring them and acknowledging that you made a donation in their name to CHA. Certificates of Caring come in several denominations. To order a Certificate of Caring, click here.

Sponsor A Pet

Animals in our shelter need all the love and support they can get. You may not be able to adopt at this time, but you can always Sponsor A Pet, so other potential adopters know that this pet is special enough to be sponsored! When you Sponsor A Pet, we send you a card with the pet’s photo and formation. A sign is then placed on the animal’s cage acknowledging your sponsorship. To Sponsor A Pet, click here.


Members of CHA enjoy many benefits, including our quarterly newsletter The Tail Waggin’ Times, notifications of our upcoming events and fundraisers, voting rights, and periodic offers, and coupons. Membership is very rewarding and only requires a donation to support CHA and our programs. To become a member, click here.

Name A Pet

This is a great gift idea for any pet lover – let them name a CHA Animal Shelter dog or cat! A fun idea for kids of all ages. Click here for more information.

Emergency Medical Fund

How is CHA able to provide medical care when animals come to our shelter with serious injuries or other medical needs? With YOUR help, CHA has established an Emergency Medical Fund that is used to pay for non-routine medical expenses for dogs and cats. This fund is financed solely by donations. It is used to save lives, provide necessary medical care and surgeries, and improve the quality of life for animals who might otherwise have no hope. Learn more or donate to this fund by clicking here.

Enrichment Fund

CHA is proud to have an Enrichment Fund which dedicates funding to purchase interactive toys and fun items for our dogs and cats. Each animal adjusts differently to life at the shelter and this program allows the dogs and cats that need distraction to receive extra enrichment.

Donate to our Enrichment Fund


Donate a Kuranda bed to CHA Animal Shelter


The Columbus Foundation’s Power Philanthropy

The Columbus Foundation's Power Philanthropy
View our Power Philanthropy Page & Donate

Remembering CHA in your will or establishing an endowment

CHA works closely with the Columbus Foundation to provide long-term planning for our shelter to ensure we can continue our mission for many years to come. For more information about remembering us in your will or to establish an endowment, please contact:

J. Bradley Britton, J.D.
Director of Planned Giving and General Counsel
The Columbus Foundation

Nationwide Insurance agent Mike Sergakis can also help you leave a legacy to CHA. For more information, visit Mike’s website.