Ways To Help


Founded in 1993, ANIMAL AIDE evolved from a partnership of two households into a growing and dynamic organization. Donation levels have increased such that the group needs to function at a level of accountability commensurate with maintaining the public trust. This is the prime reason for registration as a non-profit organization.The mission of ANIMAL AIDE is to assist the stray animals of Elgin County. This will be accomplished by the following means:


  1. Providing foster care for animals in members’ homes.
  2. Providing medical care for recipients of foster care, including vaccinations, *neutering/spaying, and emergency care as required.
  3. Provide adoptive and placement services for animals, taking care to match animal behaviour characteristics with new owner requirements.
  4. Liaise with Elgin County and other regional animal care/pound authorities in order to achieve and/or maintain improvements in animal control bylaws, and the collection, interim care and placement processes.

The members of ANIMAL AIDE will accomplish this by providing foster care, performing liaison activities and fundraising. Liaison efforts have already been initiated with local animal control authorities. These efforts will be expanded in the coming months, as new members join the group.

ANIMAL AIDE raises money through adoptions and donations. Currently, the group has limited cash reserve. All donations are used to purchase food and pay veterinarians for medical expenses. Food donations are solicited from private individuals and pet food outlets. Agreements have been, and will continue to be negotiated with veterinarians and pharmaceutical companies to assist in the provision of medical care.

Donations can be made through Canada Helps

Ways To Help

Ways to Help

We are looking for local vendors who would like to have their items for sale at Tabby’s Treasures. Please email Pat at pmbacon@sympatico.ca for more information.

We have volunteer openings in the following areas….reception, fundraising, marketing, pet care, transporting of animals, adoption events, cleaning and maintenance of the centre.  Please contact us at 519-633-3788 for more information.

Animal Aide is always looking for pop cans, but is currently looking for a place for us to store and crush pop cans. Our previous location is no longer available. Pop cans have always been a good fundraiser for us. If you or someone you know has a space that we could use, please call Animal Aide at 519-633-3788. Thank you!

Our Wish List
Cleaning Supplies:
Hand Sanitizer
Dish and Laundry Soap
Dryer Sheets
Garbage bags – Large and Kitchen Catcher Sizes
Paper Towels
Mop Heads
Floor Cleaner (lemon scent preferred)
Cat Supplies:
Wet Food (pate)
Scoopable Litter
Yesterday’s News Litter
Litter Scoops
Litter Pans
Office Supplies:
Printer Paper (8 1/2 x 11)
File Folders
Folder Labels
Note Paper
Tape of all kinds
Volunteer Supplies:
Other Ways You Can Help

Are you a cat lover, but are allergic and can’t come to the center to help? There are other ways you can help us. You could have yard sales, bake sales, dress down days at work, donations of money (including Canadian Tire money) or supplies needed to run the shelter. If you are a child who loves animals and want to help – you could have lemonade stands or birthday parties and have your friends bring things needed for the cats instead of birthday presents. You could also ask your teachers to have a special day at school where all the children bring in a donation for the cats. All of these things are needed and we are very grateful for all of the help you can give.

The Ivy-Juicy Memory Wall

To keep our beloved pets alive for all of us, Animal Aide has created The Ivy/Juicy Memory Wall on our website. For all those pet lovers who have loved and lost a pet and would like keep them close to their hearts, we would like to add them to our wall. For a minimum donation of $5.00, you can send us a picture and short story about your pet and we will add them to our Memory Wall. Pictures of all types of pets are welcome. Please join us in keeping all of their spirits alive!