Cops For Pets
Cops for Pets is an initiative that began in 2019 by Olivette Police Lieutenant Garrett Wood of the Olivette Police Department. His personal love of animals and care for those who have been abandoned and abused led him to help the animal shelter in Olivette.
From 2019 through 2021, the animal shelter in Olivette was operated by the St. Louis County Department of Health. In 2022, the St. Louis County Department of Health was in the middle of restructuring the operation of the adoption side of the facility to partner with a private organization. 2022 saw donations in the Cops for Pets donation drive distributed to local St. Louis metro stray and rescue shelters.
In December 2022 the APA of Missouri began operating the St. Louis County Adoption Center through a municipal contract with St. Louis County, now called APA Olivette. So far in 2023, APA Olivette has adopted over 1,800 pets into loving homes. Since the APA is now the operating entity in town, we are pleased to partner with them for our Cops for Pets program!
How to Donate
Give a Monetary Donation
If you prefer to give a money donation to the APA, there is an online link! Click here to donate today! (external link)
- Please select "Other" as the Reason for Giving.
- List "Cops for Pets" in the "if you selected other as the reason for giving" field.
- This can be a one-time donation or a monthly contribution!
If you are interested in hosting a donation bin or have questions, contact Lieutenant Garrett Wood (314-983-5237) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Look below for a list of equipment and supplies that are in constant use and need regular replacement at the Olivette APA. A few items are links to external sites. Bold items are those most needed. Please donate new or like-new items. Obviously used items or those in disrepair will be thrown away and not donated.
Donation bins will be located in the lobby of the Olivette City Center (1140 Dielman Rd)
If you shop online from Amazon, Petsmart, Petco, etc. you can ship the item directly to Cops for Pets, you can use the following as the shipping address:
Cops for Pets
1140 Dielman Rd
Olivette, MO 63132
|Kuranda Beds - All Sizes||Kuranda Beds - All Sizes||X Pens|
|Plastic or Metal Slow Feeder Bowls||Cat Nip||Long-shredded Paper|
|Benebones or Nylabones||Cat Scratchers (Cardboard or Posts)||Pocket Pet/Bunny Cages|
|Slip Leashes||Cat Trees||Small Mammal Water Bottles|
|Nylon collars||Flat Metal Bowls||Timothy Hay|
|Bandanas or Neck Scarves||Purina Scoopable Litter||Small Mammal Food Pellets|
|Kong and Hard Rubber Dog Toys||Frontline||Rubbing Alcohol|
|Pooper Scoopers||Cat toys||Nail Clippers|
|Frisbees or flying discs||Wet food (Purina)||Peanut Butter|
|Purina Variety Snaps||Cat treats||Easy Cheese Spray Cheese|
|Dog Shampoo & Conditioner (NOT Flea & Tick)||Friskies "Lil' Soups"||Paper Bowls and Plates|
|Dog Brushes||Cat Brushes||Ziploc Bags|
|Large Wire Crates||Medium Wire Crates||Wash Cloths, Hand/Bath Towels|
|55 Gal Trash Bags||Clorox Wipes||Dry Newspaper|
|Dish Soap||Bleach||Hydrogen Peroxide|
|Spade Scrapers (Flat Head)||Soda Flats||Paper Towels|
|Hand Sanitizer||Distilled Water (1 Gal Jug)||Pet Wipes / Baby Wipes|
items in bold are constantly needed
Your generosity is greatly appreciated!