Community Foundation of Western Nevada

The SPCA of Northern Nevada 2019 Funding Priorities

Thank you for your interest in the SPCA of Northern Nevada, a 501c3 corporation.

The SPCA of Northern Nevada was established by volunteers in 1998 as Northern Nevada’s first no-kill animal shelter.  Our mission is to be an innovative regional leader in responsible treatment of homeless dogs and cats, primarily through their rescue and placement in forever loving homes, and by promoting spaying and neutering to control pet overpopulation. We accomplish our mission with a dedication to our core values and a lifetime commitment to our animals. Our core values are compassion, integrity, respect, excellence, gratitude, creativity, education, and collaboration.

Together we can make a life-saving difference. This is what you can make happen with a grant of $1,000 to $10,000.

A grant of $1,000 can help subsidize our weekly low-cost vaccine clinic, helping to keep costs to the general public low, and keeping companion pets healthy.

A grant of $2,500 can help support our rural rescue program, where over 65% of the homeless pets adopted out at our shelter originate from.

A grant of $5,000 will help subsidize our very low-cost spay/neuter program for low-income clients with Pit Bull type breeds.

A grant of $10,000 helps defray over $100,000 in annual operating costs for our Shelter Feeding Program where we provide over 65 smaller animal welfare organizations with free food and supplies for their rescue animals.

As of January 1, 2019, our current funding priorities are:

Adopt-A-Pet/Rural Animal Rescue Program

SPCA rural rescue efforts set us apart from other animal welfare organizations in the region. Staff and volunteers go out monthly to counties in Northern Nevada and bring back dogs and cats to be microchipped, vaccinated, sterilized, and adopted. Currently, 65% of our pets are being rescued from rural kill shelters in Northern Nevada including Fallon, Winnemucca, Battle Mountain, and Hawthorne. SPCA outreach into rural areas of the state to rescue animals at risk for euthanasia significantly helps to increase the live release rates in those shelters.

Support of SPCA Rural Animal Rescue Program would allow staff more time and capacity to save more lives by expanding our rural outreach efforts and multiple, weekend off-site adoptions.

Spay/Neuter Your Pets (SNyPS)

SNyPS is a low-cost spay/neuter clinic for dogs and cats and open to the public. SPCA strongly encourages spaying or neutering to help with the pet overpopulation crisis. Over the past 2 years, SPCA has performed a total of 3,420 sterilizations for the SNyPS Program and for the Adoption Center. Continuing to offer a low-cost voucher program to spay and neuter is a 2019 program priority.  As we tackle the underlying causes of pet overpopulation, establishing a voucher program in the rural communities where we currently rescue has been identified in the SPCA 2017-2010 Strategic Vision as a Key Focus Area.

SPCA is seeking an underwriter to support a comprehensive and innovative spay & neuter voucher initiative that addresses rural community needs and expands our rural outreach efforts.

Shelter Feeding Program

The Shelter Feeding Program is serving thousands of homeless pets in predominately rural communities and giving them a second chance at life. In 2015, a partnership formed between the SPCA and several large regional pet food distribution companies interested in supporting SPCA through free food donations. In 2016, SPCA distributed 1,136,800 lbs. of food valued at $1,193,640 to over 45 predominately rural shelter/rescues in the Northern Nevada region. Enhancing our support of animal welfare organizations and others through food distribution is identified in the SPCA 2017-2020 Strategic Vision as a Key Focus Area.  To sustain the Shelter Feeding Program and prepare for projected food donation growth, SPCA will need to identify funders to offset over $100,000 in expenses.

Please call Development Director Sean Farnan at 775-324-7773 ext 204 to learn more about these exciting programs and grant opportunities.

To make a grant from your Community Foundation Donor Advised Fund, please contact a member of their Stewardship Team at 775-333-5499.

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