Lillian Allbon Animal Shelter



The Lillian Allbon Animal Shelter is a not-for-profit organization which provides a second chance for abused, surrendered and abandoned dogs and cats in Cumberland County. All animals that come into our care are spayed or neutered, then placed in loving homes. We find new homes for over 200 animals each year, often saving them from lives of misery. The Lillian Allbon Animal Shelter is supported through generous donations from the public and we need your help. 

Donations can be made in memory of a loved one, in memory of a cherished pet, or in honour of a birthday, wedding, or special occasion.

**  Please remember to include with your donation, the name and address of the person(s) that you would like us to send a memorial card or in honour of card to let them know that you have remembered or honoured them with a donation to our shelter.**

Did you know, on average, it costs over $16,000 a month to run the shelter? Why not donate now.

There are numerous ways to do this:

1)  Print and fill out one of the forms below and mail it to us with a cheque payable to: 

Lillian Allbon Animal Shelter.

If you don’t have access to a printer, you can also send us the required information in writing to: 

Lillian Allbon Animal Shelter 
798 Smith Road
Upper Nappan, NS B4H 3Y4

2)  Login to: Canada Helps.orgCHlogo-2

3)  PayPal:

Donate directly to the shelter with our donation form using PayPal

4)  Interac E-Transfer 

Through your online banking, send us an e-tranfer to Include your Name & Mailing Address in transfer notes, and we will send you a recept!

5)  Make a memorial donation at one of our local funeral homes.

6)  Drop by the shelter and make a donation in person – 798 Smith Road, Amherst, NS – We can accept donations in person by cash or cheque.

Other ways to donate to our shelter :


Here at the shelter we use Kuranda Beds for our dogs and cats. These beds are orthopedic, durable and easy to clean and sanitize.

If you would like to donate a Kuranda bed to the shelter, please visit the Kuranda web page.

Click on donate at the top of the page and follow the instructions on the right hand side of the page – select a state/province (Nova Scotia) and then choose the LA Animal Shelter from the list of shelters.

Log In to:  Kuranda Dog Beds - rethinking dog beds - orthopedic, chew proof and easy to cleanDog Beds

Donations of the following items are always welcome:
  • Bleach
  • Laundry soap
  • Dryer sheets (Bounce, etc.)
  • Dish soap
  • Dishwasher soap or tabs
  • Hand soap
  • Rubber gloves
  • Bathroom cleaner
  • Garbage bags (large)
  • Kitchen catchers
  • Compost bags (medium)
  • Dog treats & bones
  • Cat treats
  • Pill Pockets
  • Dog and cat toys (containing no inner beads )
  • Cat beds
  • Cat scratch posts, cat condos or other structures
  • Kleenex, paper towel, toilet paper
  • Window cleaner
  • Cat litter and pans (covered and uncovered )
  • Cat & dog brushes
  • Dog & puppy shampoo and flea shampoo
  • Brooms dust pans, mop heads (Dollar Store)
  • Office supplies, copy paper, stamps
  • Pet collars, leashes
  • Puppy pads
  • Wet kitten /cat /dog food (please see note below about dry food)
  • Milk replacement powder
  • Spray bottles
  • Soaker pads
  • Bug repellent
  • Gift certificates (gas for mowers and snow blowers, Dollarama, Shur-gain, Clarence Farm Services, groomers, hardware stores for repairs )
  • Fans, radios (to keep animals company at night)
  • Dog coats (mostly large and extra-large)
  • Salt and sand

DRY FOOD – When animals come into our care at the shelter, our biggest priority is their well-being. Part of that is creating consistency in their environment to help reduce stress and address any health conditions that need attention. To avoid upset tummies, we choose to feed only one kind of dry food and we are currently working with Clarence Farm Services as our provider.  While we are extremely grateful for all donations made to the shelter; it is huge help if you want to donate dry food, that you purchase from Clarence Farm Services or purchase a gift card that we can use.   Wet food does not cause the same issues, so any brand is welcome!

 Clothing Donations

Looking for an easy way to support the Shelter?  Wanting to free up some room in your closet?  We have an awesome solution for you!  We now have an account at Sharon’s Closet on Church Street in Amherst.  Simply drop off your clean, gently used clothing there and the shelter will receive the proceeds of the sale!  Just be sure to let them know that you are donating them to the Shelter.