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:
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.
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.
Ways to donate: