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Do Dah Day, Inc., is an all-volunteer, not for profit organization whose mission is to raise funds to benefit homeless animals in the Birmingham and Jefferson County areas. We have raised over $1.5 million since 1992 to benefit homeless animals in Jefferson County.


Our 2023 Beneficiaries are the Greater Birmingham Humane Society and Friends of Cats and Dogs Foundation. If you're interested in being a beneficiary in 2024, submit your application today to the Beneficiary Committee. The deadline is February 21, 2024. You can also email our Beneficiary Committee to stay on the list for reminders next year.

We look to fund programs that share our mission, goals and values as well as programs where our donations can have a significant social impact.  We also strive to hold our organization and our beneficiaries to high standards, including fiscal stability and integrity.  Therefore, budgets and financial statements of applicant groups will be analyzed closely. Applications will be screened by committee and beneficiary awards will be voted upon by the Do Dah Day board. Application does not guarantee any award. Preference is given to organizations who will use funding in a way that advances the goal of reducing pet overpopulation and advancing the prevention of cruelty to animals in Jefferson County.


Do Dah Day only funds animal welfare organizations that meet the following criteria:

  • Organizations classified as tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue code.

  • Organizations that devote a concerted effort toward addressing the following issues whether through direct services and/or community education and outreach: a) the prevention of cruelty of animals, b) pet overpopulation/spay and neuter programs.

  • Organizations that serve and shelter all breeds of cats and dogs.

Do Dah Day will not fund:

  • Individuals

  • Political Groups

  • For-profit organizations

  • Government agencies


Complete this application and return it along with the required documents to our Beneficiary Committee.

A Note About Rescue Groups:

Do Dah Day, Inc is a non-profit board of volunteers who give their time and effort to benefit local animal charities. With several smaller events and our major Do Dah Day event each year, we raise money for selected beneficiaries. We choose specific beneficiaries each year through a rigorous process. Our by-laws require our beneficiaries be not-for-profit organizations, that they serve all breeds of cats and dogs, and that they devote a concerted outreach effort to address prevention of animal cruelty and pet overpopulation. It is our responsibility to be good stewards of the money raised and donated at our events and it is a responsibility we take seriously.

Because Do Dah Day puts a major emphasis on educating the community, we have permitted many rescue groups to have a presence in the parks during the event so that they can inform the community about their efforts to help animals. Because of our commitment to our beneficiaries, we do not allow other rescue organizations to raise money or make animals available for adoption at Do Dah Day.

If your rescue group works in partnership with one of our beneficiaries, you can contact that beneficiary to find out how to share its space. We provide extra space to our beneficiaries for their partners to educate the public about the rescue groups.

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