The Clinton Humane Society cares for over 2,000 lost, homeless, neglected, and abused animals every year. The shelter also assists with injured and abandoned wildlife throughout the year. Each year, we feed 6,000 to 8,000 pounds of dog food and 4,000 to 6,000 pounds of cat food. Laundry is started at 6:30 in the morning and the dog and cat blankets are folded and put away by 3:00 in the afternoon.This task alone requires huge amounts of water, laundry detergent and bleach. Then imagine washing hundreds of dog, cat, and alternative pet food and water bowls each and every day! Every animal receives warm blankets, toys, and treats on a daily basis.Although this is a part of the normal daily routine at the shelter, it barely scratches the surface of the supplies we use. Whatever the reason that these animals ended up in our care, we try our best to make their stay as comfortable as possible. We know they come to us scared… sometimes terrified…not knowing anyone…wondering if their people will return. There is nothing so rewarding as to see a scared animal begin to purr or wag his tail. It’s what makes our efforts worthwhile.

Below are some of the items that we use on a regular basis here at the shelter. If you can provide us with any of the items on our Wish List, we, along with the animals, would be ever so grateful.

Shelter Wish List
Regular & Scoopable Cat Litter All Kinds & Sizes of Dog & Cat Treats Baking Soda
Cat Toys Good Quality Dog & Puppy Food Bleach, Bleach, & more Bleach
Cat Treats Small Treats for Puppies Liquid Laundry Detergent
Good Quality Cat & Kitten Food Rawhide Chews Dish Washing Liquid
Large & Small Litter Pans 2-inch White Heavy-Duty Binders Copy Paper
Cat Beds Spray Pet Odor Remover Postage Stamps
Guinea Pig & Rabbit Hay or Alfalfa Paper Towels Gas Cards for Rescue Transports
Heavy-Duty Trash Bags

But most of all, we are looking for

Loving Families to adopt our animals!!

Please!! HELP us if you can!!

sad puppy


The Clinton Humane Society accepts donations, which are tax-deductible, at any time. Individuals or Businesses may choose to donate cash or materials.
Donations can be mailed to: The Clinton Humane Society, P.O. Box 246, Clinton, Iowa 52732

Materials are also needed. To see a list of items we are currently in need of, please click HERE.

Receipts will also be issued for all monetary and non-monetary items for tax purposes.


If you love animals, we’d love to have you! We do our best to make every pet’s stay here a happy one. Happy pets are more quickly adopted. You don’t need to have a lot of free time. You can assist our staff in many different ways, such as:

Animal Care – Exercise, socialize, feed the cats and dogs, and help keep the kennels clean. Assist customers who are interested in animals.

. Special Events/Fundraising – Assist with fundraising and special events, including soliciting sponsors, organizing the event, and helping the day of.