C.A.R.E.S. Supportive Pet Programs

Regional Animal Services works to reduce pet overpopulation, prevent animal neglect and improve the quality of life for pets through the Washoe County C.A.R.ES (Community Animal Resource & Educational Services) program.  With the generosity of donations from community members and beyond, our staff, volunteers and community partners can enhance the lives of animals in our community through a variety of safety net programs, including:


Helping Vulnerable Animals

WCRAS is proud to partner with Washoe County Human Services Agency to assist women and families with pets, staying at OUR Place. WCRAS recognizes the importance of pets as part of a family and when OUR Place staff reached out to WCRAS for resources to help safely co-house residents and their pets, we were happy to help!

WCRAS provides basic dog and cat resources such as a crate, bed, bowls, leashes, litter boxes, food and vaccines too! These resources are necessary to provide a safe environment for people and animals to co-exist.

In 2020, OUR Place and WCRAS have successfully assisted many women and families to stay united together with their pets, and we look forward to expanding the resources available too!

Rhonda is one recipient who gladly provided an appreciative message about how this partnership has assisted her on her journey.
If you are interested in donating to help this portion of our program, we have created an easy list on Amazon for you. You don't have to just use Amazon, you may use any supplier of your choice! We do encourage you to shop local, as we do have quite a few local pet supply stores throughout our community!
Click here to see what is being requested to help this program remain successful!
 
Injured and Indigent Animal Care
Animals can be innocent bystanders to neglect and injury.  Regional Animal Services provides basic medical care to animals that are in our care but it does not have the resources to remedy serious medical conditions, such as those that could require surgery.  Donations help with the necessary funding required to provide additional medical care that many animals need to facilitate a safe, healthy recovery. 
I want to support this program!

 

Seniors and Healthy Pets
The bond between pets and their people is powerful.  Seniors are often the most vulnerable to loneliness, depression and poor health.  Pets can provide companionship, a sense of purpose and a better physical and psychological health.  Low-income seniors sometimes need assistance providing basic essentials for their pet.  Through community partnerships, C.A.R.E.S. helps seniors maintain ownership of their pets by providing basic pet food and preventative veterinary care and educational resources.

If you would like to assist us in our endeavors to help our seniors with pet food, we are taking donations for dry or canned pet food! We are asking for bags no larger than 15lbs, as some of these seniors still need to carry this food home. You can drop off donations at our office: 2825 Longley Lane, Suite A, Reno, NV 89502 M-F 8:00am-5:00pm, Sat 9:00am-3:00pm.
Click here if you prefer to donate items to this program! We have created an easy list on Amazon for you. You don't have to just use Amazon, you may use any supplier of your choice! We do encourage you to shop local, as we have quite a few local pet supply stores throughout our community! 

Enrichment for Shelter Animals
WCRAS staff work diligently with the pets in our care to keep them socially engaged and interactive while they are here.  If you would like to donate for the pets at our facility, we have created an easy list on Amazon for you. You don't have to just use Amazon, you may use any supplier of your choice! We do encourage  you to shop local, as we do have quite a few local pet stores throughout our community!


Click here to see what we can use to help the pets while they are here at our facility!
We are also in need of Kuranda Shelterbeds. Click here if you like to donate a Shelterbed!


We can always use Newspaper!

Or you can mail a check or money order to:
WCRAS
2825 Longley Lane, Suite A
Reno, NV 89502
Thank you!