The funding priorities of the APS are diverse and constantly evolving. That’s why the financial support and flexibility afforded by unrestricted gifts are so important. Such gifts are directed to the areas most in need.

In addition to monetary donations, we are always in needs of goods for our animals. Click here to see our wish list.

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Their lives depend on you.

When Harper Lee’s owner arrived home, he found it engulfed in flames with Harper Lee inside. He risked his life to save her from the burning building. They escaped, but both sustained extensive injuries and smoke inhalation. While Harper Lee’s dad was rushed to the hospital, Animal Services was called to figure out what to do for Harper Lee. That’s where Animal Protection Society of Durham stepped in to help.

Can you think back to your extra special pet that touched your heart beyond description? Imagine how you would feel if your pets’ life was in jeopardy, and you were not able to care and decide what’s best for them. That’s exactly what happened this summer with Harper Lee and her dad.  Click here for their story.


If you prefer to direct your donation to a specific fund, you can restrict your donation to one of the the following special funds:

Pet Pantry Fund: This fund supports our community Pet Pantry, a program APS started in response to the Coronavirus pandemic. The Pet Pantry program provides needed pet food supplies to Durham County pet owners facing financial hardship due to COVID-19. Because of this important community program, APS is able to help pet owners keep their animals in their homes.

Adoption Assistance Fund:  This crucial fund allows APS to reduce adoption fees during our adoption events making it easier for adoptable animals to find homes. What do adoption fees cover? Adoption fees cover the exams, de-worming, immunizations, microchipping, spay/neuter surgeries, heartworm testing (for dogs), and FLV/FIV testing (for cats) that all adoptable animals receive before going to their new homes.

Spay/Neuter Community Fund:  This fund supports the work that the APS does to end pet overpopulation and the resultant neglect, abandonment and surrender of unwanted animals by removing one of the main barriers to spay/neuter for animals in the community: cost.  In 2009, APS implemented a voucher program to assist pet owners with the cost of sterilizing their animals.

Tiffany Fund/Life-saving Medical Treatment:  As an open access shelter, we often take in animals who have extensive injuries or serious medical conditions the treatment of which presents us with real challenges. Sometimes heartbreaking decisions have to be made to euthanize otherwise adoptable animals because the diagnosis and/or treatment of remediable conditions is beyond our financial capabilities. This fund provides the resources for specialized medical or surgical treatment.

Tribute Gifts: You can make any gift a Tribute. They’re a thoughtful way to celebrate a birthday, wedding, or any special occasion. They also serve as a special expression of sympathy by honoring the memory of a pet, friend or relative. When you make a tribute gift, APS will both acknowledge your contribution and notify the honoree or other designated individual(s) such as family members, provided you supply the necessary name and contact information.


Other Ways to Support APS

Donate a Car: When you donate a car to APS, you will help the homeless and neglected animals is our community. The car donation process is quick and easy. You can schedule your donation online HERE or with a toll-free phone call to 1-877-537-5277. If you donate an automobile or other vehicle, you may be eligible for a tax deduction.

Workplace Giving: If your workplace has an annual United Way Campaign or other employee giving program you can specify that your gift comes to the Animal Protection Society of Durham.

Matching Gifts:  Double, or even triple, your gift to APS by having your employer match your donation! Thousands of companies offer to match their employee’s charitable contributions.  Your company’s Personnel Department can give you more information about their program and should also have the proper forms to complete.

Gifts of Stock:  Consult your personal financial or tax advisor to see how a gift of securities can benefit you. Download the information you need by selecting Stock Information .

Cash Donations: Gifts can be made through cash, or personal checks, cashier’s checks, or money orders made payable to:

APS of Durham
Attn:  Development Office
2117 E. Club Blvd.
Durham, NC 27704
Federal Identification Number: 56-1047100

AmazonSmile:  AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to Animal Protection Society of Durham.  All you have to do is select Animal Protection Society of Durham as your charity.

Wooftrax:  The free app, which is available for iPhone and Android, allows you to raise funds for APS of Durham by tracking dog walks with your phone’s GPS.  When you and your dog start out on your walk, simply press “Start Walking for —” for a prompt to choose an organization. You will find Animal Protection Society of Durham listed as an option. The donations are made possible from sponsors and advertisers of the app. Find out all about it at
It’s good for you, your dog, and Animal Protection Society of Durham! So before you reach for that leash, remember to activate your Walk for a Dog app
How do I get started with Wooftrax?
Step 1: Install the Walk for a Dog app on your phone to get started in the program
Step 2: Start walking your dog
Step 3: Use the app to keep track of your mileage each walk and raise money for Animal Protection Society of Durham!