We are able to do the work we do in the community because of generous donations from the public. When you donate to ECAR, you become a part of the solution to overpopulation by supporting one of the most prominent spay/neuter efforts in the San Diego community.


Every penny helps! If you would like to make a monetary donation, please click below and: 


You can also write a check payable to ECAR and mail it to:

East County Animal Rescue
PO Box 1754
El Cajon, CA 92022

bequests and estates

We hope you will consider remembering East County Animal Rescue (ECAR) in your will or trust, or by setting up a charitable gift annuity or naming ECAR as a beneficiary of your retirement or your life insurance accounts. With your help, we can continue to support our services long into the future.


Have a great idea for a fundraiser? We want to hear it! This is a great way to help ECAR!

Matching gift programs

Did you know that many employers sponsor matching gift programs that match employee charitable contributions? Some companies even match gifts made by retirees and spouses. By enrolling in your company’s matching gift program, your gift will be doubled (or even tripled) and go that much further in helping our animals.

wish list

We are always in need of the following items: litter, canned food, dry food, toys, gently used or new beds, towels, small blankets, cat trees, cat carriers, humane traps, etc. They can be dropped off for us at our adoption locations: Petco at 540 North 2nd Street in El Cajon or Petsmart at 9896 Mission Gorge Road in Santee. Or you can contact us to arrange an alternate drop off location.

Gifts of Real Estate

If you transfer ownership during your lifetime, you can avoid paying capital gains tax and receive a charitable income tax deduction in addition to leaving a lasting legacy. You can make a gift of all or a portion of your real property by signing a deed transferring ownership of your property.