START II is a registered 501 (c) 3 non-profit corporation. We do not receive any governmental funding, so we rely solely on grants and donations from kind folks like you. If you would like to donate to START II, there are several ways you can help. 100% of your tax-deductible donation benefits homeless animals. If you would like to donate to START II, there are several ways you can help.


START II uses general donation monies to purchase food, medicine, veterinary care, and supplies to keep our animals healthy and safe.

Our mailing address is: START II PO Box 177 Elmwood Park, NJ 07407


Donations to Polly's Fund are reserved for emergency and critical veterinary care. START II rescues many animals from life-threatening situations. 100% of your donation to Polly's Fund helps rehabilitate and nurture abused animals.


START II strongly advocates the importance of spaying and neutering, which controls the unwanted pet population and prevents health complications. In addition, START II actively participates in a TNR (trap-neuter-return) program, which prevents the birth of unwanted feral cats.

Shop FOR us using Amazon Smile!

You can purchase items from our Amazon Wishlist and your purchase will be shipped directly to our shelter! Please click here to access our Wishlist on Amazon Smile.

Donate to START II Online via PayPal!

You may donate via credit card without a PayPal account. Simply click the button below, enter a dollar amount, and press enter, at which point you will be prompted to pay either by PayPal or credit card.

Please click the button below to donate using PayPal.

Donate via Chewy

You can purchase directly from our wishlist on Chewy and have items shipped to the shelter, or send gift cards! Find out more here!

Our Supply Wishlist:

Item donations can be dropped off at any one of our adoption centers or at special events. If you are donating a large amount of items, please call (201) 797-8861 to make arrangements for drop-off at our shelter.

Pet Supplies:

  • Purina Cat Chow Indoor Formula & Kitten Chow

  • Pro Plan Sensitive Stomach Formula (for cats)

  • Royal Canin BabyCat 34 Formula Food

  • Nutro Natural Choice Lamb & Rice Dog Food

  • Canned Wet Food for cats (any kind)

  • Non-scoopable litter

  • Kong toys and tennis balls (for dogs)

  • Cat toys (no feathers or strings)

  • Small pet beds

  • Hard pet carriers

Maintenance & Office Supplies:

  • Bleach

  • Paper towels

  • Laundry detergent

  • Fabuloso Cleaning Solution

  • Liquid Dish Detergent

  • Clean Towels, sheets & pillow cases

  • US postal stamps

  • White envelopes (small size)

  • Colored paper for Inkjet Printers