Animal Shelter Appeal Letter

Here are some tips and a sample animal shelter appeal letter for a humane society seeking sponsors for a fundraising walk. The key to getting donations is to personalize the tone of the letter to match your personality and to properly promote your cause.

Be sure to read the other fundraising letter tips for advice on how to make your message heartfelt and motivating!

Sample Animal Shelter Appeal Letter For Humane Society

City, State Zip
Dear (Name):

On Saturday, September 30, I will be walking together with 1,500 other animal lovers in the 29th Annual LindyScholar Walk for the Animals & Walktoberfest benefiting the Humane Society of Berks County.

My personal fundraising goal is $__________ (the average goal is for each walker to raise a minimum of $100). I would appreciate any support that you could give me for this very worthwhile cause.

In 2006, nearly 7,000 homeless, lost, and abused animals will be housed by the Humane Society of Berks County. With your support, the Humane Society of Berks County will be able to continue its mission: To provide education and outreach in the community, medical services for needy animals, humane investigation, safe shelter for homeless animals, and strong adoption programs to ensure that every companion animal lives in a safe, loving and secure home.

Enclosed you will find a copy of my Walk for the Animals sponsor sheet. If you would like to join us in supporting this outstanding event, please add your name to this sponsor sheet and return it to me by (deadline date) (or visit my personal sponsorship website at to make a secure donation online).

Checks should be made payable to HSBC or the Humane Society of Berks County, which is a private, non-profit organization. Also, your donation is tax deductible.

The HSBC’s Walk for the Animal’s goal this year is to raise over $75,000 which will help them provide shelter, medical care, and adoptions for the animals entrusted in their care. HSBC also educates the community about respect and kindness to all animals. Based on Walk’s amazing growth of recent years I am sure that they will reach, if not exceed, this impressive goal!

Thank you for considering this request for your support. If you have any questions about the Walk for the Animals, or the work of the Humane Society of Berks County, please do not hesitate to call me or the shelter at 610-921-2348 or visit their website at

(Your Name)
Enclosure: Sponsor Sheet