The kittens knead you! Your donation, big or small, goes far to help place cats and kittens into safe, loving homes.

We are able to concentrate on cats and kittens that are truly in need because of donors like you! We are thrilled to be able to help the cats and kittens needing extensive surgery, hospice care, and prolonged therapy. Donations are essential to our continued ability to help the cases that others cannot afford. Please consider making a tax deductible donation towards animals in need.

Donations and adoption fees keep The Kitten’s Cradle up and running! There are many ways to contribute:

Donate via Check or Cash

Checks can be made out to The Kitten’s Cradle and mailed to us at:

The Kitten’s Cradle
P.O Box 51
Anoka, MN 55303

Cash is accepted at any in-person events (events suspended due to COVID-19 restrictions)

Donate via PayPal

Recurring Monthly Contribution

Become a sustaining friend of the rescue with monthly, recurring contributions. Donate via the PayPal button below and check Make this a monthly donation. You can change or cancel a recurring donation anytime in your PayPal account settings.

Corporate Matching Programs

Double your donation with a corporate matching gift. Many companies match employee contributions to charitable organizations. Check with your organization to see if this is a possibility.

Donate Supplies

Shop our wish lists on Amazon and Chewy for our most needed supplies.

Contact us via email to make an in-kind supply donation.

Other ways to help


Your birthday: Birthdays are the perfect way to gather donations for a shelter. Everyone wants to be nice to you on your birthday, right? You could set up a fundraising website, using something like or, to raise money throughout the month of your birthday, or you can ask anyone attending your birthday party to bring a gift for the shelter instead of for you. You could even host your birthday party at a shelter or dog park for extra fun and inspiration.

Your wedding: It’s getting more popular to have a no-gifts wedding registry, with the happy couple asking for donations to favorite charities. Your wedding registry could revolve around charities that help rescued animals in need. You can set up a registry page with monetary donations going straight to the rescue or shelter of your choice, or you can ask guests to bring something to donate that you can drop off later. Or both!

Your party: Throwing a party? Add a special request for folks to bring something to donate to a shelter, or set up a jar for raising money next to the snack platter (or better yet, the drinks station). It’s an easy add-on to an event you’re already hosting.

At work: Put up a glass jar with a sign on your desk or countertop, and send out an email to coworkers asking for donations for a week. Or take it a step further by organizing a supplies donation drive, bake sale, raffle or other fundraising drive for a week or more.

Say “thank you”: Shelter workers give their whole hearts to their jobs, and are usually buried under never-ending to-do lists and urgent tasks. They usually are overstressed and under-paid. So little things like someone showing how much they appreciate what they’re doing goes a long, long way in restoring the energy and drive they need to continue to help animals. You can do something simple like sending in a thank you card or a bouquet of flowers. Or maybe deliver cupcakes or cookies, or order pizza or sandwiches for the whole crew one day. Anything that shows just how much their efforts are appreciated will make a big difference. When the staff are encouraged and energized, all the animals in the shelter benefit from that positive energy.