Your generous gift will be matched dollar-for-dollar, doubling the impact of your donation! 

Help us reach our $52,500 goal! Please give any amount NOW through Giving Tuesday on November 29th.

We’re in a really unusual time in animal welfare. 

For the first time in eight years, we’re seeing a dramatic increase in homeless pet populations. We’re seeing a decrease in adoption demand. We’re seeing a decrease in donations. And we’re all struggling, especially in this industry, with finding staffing to care for the dramatically increasing pet populations. 

The primary reason for the explosion in homeless pet populations nationwide, as well as here in our region, is during Covid so many community affordable spay/neuter programs had to shut down. 

The data has come out that nationwide we are 3 million spay/neuter surgeries behind where we should be. That means millions and millions of pets are entering the sheltering system.

Adoption demand is down nationwide as well as here and there are a bunch of different reasons for that. The simplest way to look at it is a lot of people brought pets into their lives during Covid, so a lot of homes are full; they don’t have room and they’re not looking for additional pets at this time. Additionally, affordability is a major factor especially here in our area. People can’t afford to bring pets home. It’s difficult to find affordable pet-friendly housing. Medical costs have skyrocketed and we don’t have enough veterinarians in our area. So those factors are really leading to a decrease in adoption rates.

As our economy continues to slow down and as the markets continue to lose value, that dramatically impacts our organization because donors are able to give us less.

Staffing challenges impact our ability to save and improve lives because we have to have enough trained team members here to take care of the animals. So with the increasing homeless pet populations we need more people to come work for us. Additionally, we need to be paying them more money because costs have dramatically increased in our region. 

For all of these reasons, this Giving Tuesday is critically important to our ability to continue saving and improving the lives of pets and their people throughout northern Nevada.

What we do matters.

What you give matters.

Your generous gift will be matched dollar-for-dollar, doubling the impact of your donation! 

Help us reach our $52,500 goal! Please give any amount NOW through Giving Tuesday on November 29th.