Why Do We Support Las Vegas Valley Humane Society?

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Did you know the Las Vegas Valley Humane Society has been helping animals in Las Vegas since 1991? They do a number of things around LV, but they specialize in finding homes for unwanted pets, TNR, & spay and neuter. We did a quick interview with Laura so she could tell us more about what they do. You’ll want to make sure you watch the full video. But we’ve also highlighted some of the reason we support their work, and why you should too. Be sure to come in for the month of October and order the special, 20% of the proceeds from that dish will benefit LVVHS. Or you can simply click the donate button below.

Adoption

Each year the Las Vegas Valley Humane Society (LVVHS) adopts out nearly 1000 animals at their adoption events. All dogs have been spayed/neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped

TNR

There are an estimated 200,000 plus feral or undomesticated cats in Clark County. Feral cats are cats that are not friendly enough to be adopted out. The prefer to live out doors in colonies.  A number of people feed such cats and they often start by feeding a stray cat that looks hungry.

Under 10.06 of the Clark County Ordinance, people in unincorporated Clark County who feed feral cats are allowed to set up a registered colony if they spay/neuter the cats that they are feeding.  The LV Valley Humane Society encourages people who feed, to spay/neuter these cats, even if they don’t consider these cats to belong to them.  The LVVHS will help trap and spay/neuter the cats as long as they can be returned and as long as someone will continue to feed and monitor the cats.  The person feeding the cats must be the property owner or have the approval of the property owner for the LVVHS to trap.

The Las Vegas Valley Humane Society works in conjunction with the Heaven Can Wait Spay/Neuter Clinic and Sunrise Veterinary Clinic to accomplish this.  Cats taken to the clinic in traps are spayed or neutered, inoculated with Feline Rhinotracheities-Calici-Panleukopenia (FVRCP) and Rabies vaccines, and treated for fleas and earmites if present. One ear is tipped to indicate that the cat has been sterilized. If  a veterinarian determines that the cat is ill, the LVVHS will have the cat humanely euthanized. If the feeder can trap and transport to the HCWS, the LVVHS will provide traps.

Sterilization

In Clark County over the last four years more than 85,000 animals were put to death in the four municipal shelters because they were unwanted. Because pet owners allow their animals to have offspring they do not want to keep, there are many more animals than homes to go around. The solution to this dilemma is easy: Be a responsible pet owner and have your pet spayed or neutered today and then spay or neuter a stray!

The Las Vegas Valley Humane Society (LVVHS) offers low cost spay and neuter referrals for cats and dogs, for both owned and stray animals. If you are feeding a stray cat, please contact the LVVHS.

 

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