Due to the shelter holding a non-profit status, donations are a huge part of this organization. Here are some of the vast majority of used and needed items:

*Laundry Detergent
*Paper towels
*Pro-Force (available at Sam’s Club)
*Cotton balls
*Cloth towels and small blankets
*Adult cat food (with no red-dye), such as Iams, Science Diet, Blue Buffalo, Wellness, Royal Canin, Natural Balance, Purina ProPlan, Diamond Naturals & others
*Kitten food (with no red-dye), such as Iams, Science Diet, Blue Buffalo, Wellness, Royal Canin, Natural Balance, Purina ProPlan & others

Tax Donations: Did you know you can send your tax deductible donations to Friends of the Shelter, Inc. through United Way? Ask us how.

Can Redemption: FOTSI is now accepting cans and bottles! Our volunteers will redeem them and 1oo% of the funds will help the animals in our care!

Fresh Step Kitty Litter: Are you a Fresh Step fan? We are too! You can now donate your Fresh Step points to FOTSI! Once you have at least 200 points built up, you can search for FOTSI and send them our way! This helps us pick out much needed cat supplies!

Wooftrax: Do you like to walk (with or without your dog)? Now you can help FOTSI at the same time! Visit and download the FREE app! Select Friends of the Shelter, Inc. as the charity of your choice and everytime you go for a walk, start the app and it will record your time. We receive funding for every mile walked!

Amazon Wishlist: Do you want to help FOTSI but you’re far away or too busy? Don’t worry, FOTSI now has a wishlist on Amazon! When you visit search for FOTSI to see our wishlist. In one easy step, you can pick something out and it will automatically be shipped to us!

AmazonSmile: FOTSI is now an official organization for the Amazon Smile Foundation! Follow these basic steps and help the shelter while you shop!Smile.Amazon



Special Thanks
It’s you that makes a difference to get our shelter animals back to their quality of life. We would like to thank everyone (past & present) for your donations and time volunteering with Friends of the Shelter, Inc. We are grateful for any other donations! The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.

Thank you for the kind generosity of:
Doctor Corbett, Iowa Humane Alliance, Dr. Timmerman, rescue groups, Purina, and our website sponsor.