What is a Sanctuary?

The dictionary defines a sanctuary as “a place of refuge and protection.” As animal lovers, we define ourselves by how much sanctuary we offer sick, hungry and homeless creatures great and small.

At Avalo Cat Sanctuary, we provide refuge and protection to over 350 domestic, small exotic and hybrid cats in the form of food, shelter, medical treatment and compassionate care.

Our hearts are big, but the financial demands are bigger. We need donations from other animal lovers to continue providing sanctuary for many more years — and many more cats — to come!

Donate by PayPal or Credit Card

Mail Checks to:
Avalo Cat Sanctuary
ATTN: Michelle Donlick
346 Rawls Mill Pond Rd.
Wagener, SC 29164

Use Zelle to send money from your bank to Avalo with the email:

Shop on AmazonSmile

Go to to support us every time you shop on Amazon, at no additional cost to you. Use these directions and choose “Avalo Cat Sanctuary” as your charity.

Amazon Wish List

We also have a WISH LIST on Amazon where you can purchase products we need and ship them directly to us.

HELLO again our FOLLOWERS/DONATORS. It is MY birthday time of the year, and I am turning 54 (yikes)! Last year, the birthday fundraiser for Avalo Cat Sanctuary did very well. THANK YOU to all the donors who gave.

Since the Pandemic, things have changed drastically. AVALO IS IN DIRE NEED OF MONTHLY SUPPORT TO KEEP OUR DOORS OPEN! We have lost significant donations from our benefactors and are struggling to keep up. If our AVALO fans donate just $5/month or even as little as $2/month up to $50 or more, we would have enough income to sustain our minimum costs and possibly more! Every penny counts! A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who currently supports Avalo on a monthly basis. We so appreciate your support.

This year of the total monthly donations for September through November, 2022, 10% of all donations for the month will be divided each month in a draw. You could be a winner!

Donate monthly by using Paypal at

One-time donations can be made on our Facebook page and also on PayPal or Venmo (@michelle-altmeyer), Cashapp ($michelledonlick), and Zelle (ask for number). Checks can also be sent to Avalo Cat Sanctuary (Address is shown above).