Support the Shelter

Our goal is to provide the safest, healthiest environment for the cats and dogs in our care. We wouldn’t be able to do so without the support of so many in our community. We receive no funds from the county or state.

There are several ways you can donate to help us give the animals in our care a second chance at life.

Cat Condo/Dog Run Sponsorship

Our sponsorship program is a great way for an individual, business, or organization to support the shelter in a way that directly benefits our pets every day. Each condo or run has a plaque that will display your name or the name of your business or organization.

  • Cat condo sponsorship for one year - $100.00
  • Small dog run sponsorship for one year - $150.00
  • Large dog run sponsorship for one year - $200.00

To sign up and submit your information online, click here:
Online Form

To print a form to fill out and drop off or mail, click here:
Cat Condo/Dog Run Form

Mail to:
Otter Creek Animal Shelter
Box 336
Hazleton, Iowa 50641


General Fund

Money from the general fund goes towards everything from food and medical care for the animals, to paying for utilities, supplies, etc.


Donate via PayPal:


You can also stop by the shelter to donate, or mail a check to:

Otter Creek Animal Shelter
Box 336
Hazleton, Iowa 50641

Donate Items

We’re always grateful to receive cleaning and office supplies, paper products, cat and dog food, and other essentials to keep the shelter running.

Donations can be dropped off at the shelter or purchased through our Amazon Wish List. Click to view the list and place an order:
Amazon Wish List 

Memorial and Planned Giving

Bequests, life insurance beneficiaries, charitable gift annuities and retained life estate agreements are all options for supporting the shelter. Please contact us for more information.

We also want to thank the following charitable organizations for their support:

  • Miccio Foundation
  • The Guernsey Foundation
  • The Buchanan County Community Foundation
  • The Northeast Iowa Community Foundation
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