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. 

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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 cat food! We are asking for bags no larger than 10lbs, 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 11:00am-3:00pm.
Other ways to donate: Ship pet food directly from the suppliers listed below to our address:
You can also click to donate Online,
Mail a check or money order to:
2825 Longley Lane, Suite A
Reno, NV 89502
WCRAS staff also work diligently with the dogs in our care to keep them social and interactive while they are here.  If you would like to donate treats for these dogs here are some ideas:  https://www.amazon.com/Pack-Bil-Jac-Liver-Treats/dp/B00R50QOJ4/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1524506181&sr=8-3&keywords=bil+jacs+dog+treats

Thank you!