The spirit of giving has been extended to our furry friends, with the Shoalhaven animal shelter receiving a swag of gifts in the lead up to Christmas.
Manager Jodie Parnell said some had even made it easier for people to adopt animals.
"Amanda from All Natural Homemade Dog Treats donated $200 towards every single dog and reduced their adoption fees," she said.
"We've also had a young girl who saved her money from working two jobs to adopt one of our cats, and while she was here she paid nearly all of the adoption fee for Miles (one of the shelter's dogs)."
She said the shelters donations also covered everything the animals could possibly need.
"We had some lovely boxes from some lovely people yesterday who through their work have been saving their cans and bottles, and what they've made from that they've donated towards gifts for the shelter animals," Ms Parnell said.
People had given everything from food and toys to leads and coats.
"We're so lucky, we've got such a wonderful community," Ms Parnell said.
While Shoalhaven Council supplied good quality food for all the shelter's animals, Ms Parnell said donations helped free up her budget enough to take extra care of the animals' medical or other needs, making them more comfortable while in the shelter and more adoptable.
Images: Shoalhaven Animal Shelter, Glenn Ellard