The latest updates from the SPCA of Northern Nevada during the COVID-19 pandemic

Monday, March 23, 2020

Vaccine Clinic Reminder: Our vaccine clinic qualifies as an essential service. You may schedule an appointment through our website. Vaccine clinic appointments are only available for Saturdays and Sundays. We ask that you honor our CDC-recommended protocols upon arrival.

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Thursday, March 19, 2020

SPCA Adoption Center Closed to the General Public:
Our mission, and priority, remains the health and safety of our SPCA-NN animals, our staff, and our community (people and pets).
Accordingly, in response to concerns about COVID-19, both our Thrift Store and Adoption Center will be closed to the public (including all volunteers) until further notice.
We will continue to honor all scheduled vaccine clinic appointments. We ask that you please show up for your appointments. We are unable to perform spay/neuter surgeries for the next few weeks, but we are honoring deposits and will re-schedule current SNYPS appointments as soon as we’re able. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this uncertain time.
How You Can Help:
  • Stay home and love on your pets!
  • Foster: All animals have been placed into foster care, however you can sign up to foster by emailing foster@spcanevada.org and we’ll contact you for any animals we may take in the future.
  • Vaccine Appointments: We are here for you! We are still running these programs, so please show up for your scheduled appointments. We have protocols and procedures in place following CDC recommendations requiring robust hand washing, regular disinfecting, etc., and have changed our process to minimize human-to-human contact.
  • It is important that you continue to provide necessary care to your pets, including vaccinations.
  • While you and loved ones are preparing to stay home, keep your pets in mind and ensure you have enough pet food and medications for an extended amount of time.
  • We are unable to perform spay/neuter surgeries for the next few weeks, but we are honoring deposits and will re-schedule current SNYPS appointments as soon as we’re able.
  • Submit a Potential Adoption form: All of our pets are currently in foster care and unavailable for adoption. However, if you’re interested in a pet, please download a Potential Adoption form, fill it out it electronically, and email it to ashley@spcanevada.org. Once we’ve reviewed the form, an adoptions counselor will call you to see if that pet is a good fit for your home. Please note that this does NOT guarantee an adoption, and that our pets will not be available until our adoption center reopens. Additionally, fosters have first dibs on their foster pets.
  • Be compassionate and understanding to all people and pets – we’re in this together!
  • PLEASE GIVE: Right now your DONATIONS are critical to our operations as we work overtime to make sure our pets are cared for. We are still taking in animals to the best of our abilities, providing medical care, running our affordable vaccine clinics, paying staff and providing everything our fosters need to care for our pets while our adoption center is closed. Please support us financially in whatever capacity you’re able to, we understand everyone is being impacted financially.