The ROAR shelter accepts donations of gently used pet supplies, towels, toys and blankets/comforters up to full size. We do not take sheets, mattress pads, pillows or pillow cases.
We also accept opened and unopened bags of dry dog and cat food.
Canned dog and cat food must be unopened and not exceeding its expiration date.
Please note that the opened bags of food are donated to Wildlife in Crisis.
It takes a a lot of donations to make sure we have what we need to keep the shelter running smoothly.
We need goods for both the animals in our care and also the people.
ROAR maintains a wish list of items that we frequently need. Click here to view our list
In partnership with Amazon.com and Amazon Smile, While shopping for your favorite things you can make a donation to ROAR when you select Ridgefield Operation for Animal Rescue Inc as the charity you support. ROAR also maintains an online wish list for shoppers who wish to donate much needed items for our shelter pets while they shop online.
Each donation represents something that we need every day in caring for our shelter pets, like vaccinations, Frontline, etc. The Giving Tree can be found at one of our yearly events. You can also find items on amazon smile – so when you shop you can make a donation to ROAR too.
The Jessa Fund:
As part of our Community Outreach, ROAR established this fund to assist pet owners, who are experiencing financial hardships, and need assistance with various veterinary services (this may include vaccinations, spay/neuters, medications, etc).
The Jamie Fund:
This fund is reserved for providing veterinary services and medical supplies to the animals at the Donofrio Family Animal Shelter.
Give a Memorial Gift to honor the lives of people who celebrate the human/animal bond, or a companion animal that changed the lives of those it loved.
Celebrate special occasions in a powerful way. Perfect for the friend or relative who has everything and loves animals! ROAR will send a personalized greeting in honor of your gift.
Pets For Vets Fund:
Our goal is to help heal the emotional wounds of military veterans by pairing them with a shelter dog that is specially selected to match his or her person.
Federal Workers CFC Drive:
If you are a civilian or military federal or postal worker, please remember ROAR during the annual Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). Through payroll deductions, you can make a difference to your favorite charity. ROAR’s CFC Designation Code is: 69195. For more information, please see: www.opm.gov/combined-federal-campaign.
Planned Family Giving:
We can help you set up a Charitable Gift via an Annuity or other giving tool, to help cover annual operating expenses of the shelter.
Bequests in Wills and Living Trusts:
What a legacy! Let your money save animals now and in the future. For more information, contact: 203-438-0158
Attention all Jr Fundraisers and Jr Philanthropists:
You can raise funds for ROAR with creative lemonade stands or iced tea stands, tie dye activities, sidewalk chalk art, and everyone’s favorite…bake sales! Contact email@example.com for more info. Download PDF’s here to get started:
Friends of ROAR Donation Boxes at Your Local Shop:
There are many ways to help our cause. One way is to become a “Friend of ROAR”. We will give you a donation box to place on the counter of your local business, along with a decal in your window. By doing so, you will be helping animals in need by collecting donations, and at the same time showing that your business supports a very worthy local cause! Thanks to the following businesses for participating in this program:
- Ace Tire – Ridgefield, CT
- Addessi Jewelers – Ridgefield, CT
- Bethel Vet – Bethel, CT
- Candlelight Shoppe – Ridgefield, CT
- Cellar XV – Ridgefield, CT
- The Exceptional Pet – Newtown, CT
- Fit Club – Ridgefield, CT
- FitGuana – Ridgefield, CT
- Joy Ride – Ridgefield, CT
- Nature’s Temptations – Ridgefield, CT
- Parma Deli – Ridgefield, CT
- Pet Valu – Ridgefield, CT
- Quarry Ridge Animal Hospital – Ridgefield, CT
- Redding Vet – Redding, CT
- Ridgefield Pet – Ridgefield, CT (accepts pet food donations)
- UPS Store – Ridgefield, CT
- Village Cleaners & Tailoring – Ridgefield, CT
- Weichert Realtors – Ridgefield, CT
If your business is interested in becoming a “Friend of ROAR“, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.