Infographic of the spca community report.

A message from our executive director Jill Vacchina Dobbs.

We’re thrilled to share our 2019 Community Impact summary! Last year was an impressive year for saving pets, building families, and improving lives through our various programs.

In 2019 we adopted 2,147 pets into loving homes, breaking our previous record of 2,110 in 2018! Most of these precious homeless pets were transported from partner shelters in Nevada and beyond. (Especially impressive considering our main pet transport vehicle broke down.)

Our live release rate remains consistently high at 98%, an impressive percentage that would not be possible without our hard-working team, and supportive community!

We are also excited about our 5% return rate. Considering we had multiple free adoption events and a new record of adoptions, the fact that our return rate is so low speaks to our matchmakers’ ability to successfully match pets with loving adopters.

We also set a NEW RECORD of 570 animals placed into foster care. We are grateful to our programs team for their commitment to expanding our foster program, to our phenomenal medical team, to Foundry for creating such a stellar campaign, and to our amazing fosters for opening their hearts and homes so that we could exceed our goal!

In 2019 our volunteers donated 40,386 hours of their time to our organization, almost DOUBLING our previous record! Wow. We couldn’t do what we do without our volunteers, and their additional time helped grow our enrichment program. Their dedication to our animals and our mission means the world to us.

We also had 131 cats and kittens successfully graduate from our ringworm program in 2019.  This is a new program for SPCA of Northern Nevada, and we’re thrilled with the success it’s had.

A special thank you to the Dave and Cheryl Duffield Foundation for believing in us and helping us achieve our goals with grants through the Maddie’s Pet Project, Nevada. #ThankstoMaddie!

We also served 8,856 pets through our affordable vaccine and microchip clinics, and we spayed and neutered 1,945 pets!

Needless to say, 2019 was a stellar year of team work. We couldn’t have done it without our hard-working team, our donors, our volunteers, and the support of our pet-loving community. Together we can, and DO, make a difference!

Thank you!