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:
[email protected]

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.


Since the Pandemic, things have changed drastically. AVALO IS IN DIRE NEED OF MONTHLY SUPPORT TO KEEP OUR DOORS OPEN! If our Avalo friends donate just $5/month or more, we would have enough income to sustain our minimum costs. Every penny counts! A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who currently supports Avalo on a monthly basis. We so appreciate your support.

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).

You may also wish to consider a future donation that would leave a legacy of your love and compassion for animals with a planned gift to Avalo through your will or other planning documents. We would be grateful to work with your attorney or financial advisor to structure a gift that reflects your generosity and desires.