On any given day, Nevada SPCA's headquarters are home to more than 1,000 rescued animals. Besides hundreds of cats and dogs, we rescue and adopt numerous other species of domesticated animals, including rabbits, guinea pigs, gerbils, hamsters, ferrets, pot belly pigs, goats, turtles, fish, many species of birds, and more.
The vast majority of the animals we rescue did absolutely nothing to in any way deserve becoming homeless. This is true in most other shelters and rescue programs too, though there is a misguided perception with some that rescued animals are "broken", "second-hand" or "second-rate" animals. These animals have become homeless due to their previous owners passing away or becoming hospitalized, moving away, failing to secure them in homes and yards, losing family homes to foreclosure, becoming jailed or instituted, replacing them with puppies or kittens, etc., or sometimes abandoning them for no reason whatsoever.
Besides those awaiting adoption, we have animals in the process of medical & emotional rehabilitation that will soon be available for adoption in the future, and we exhaust all reasonable measures to help them become adoptable. At the time of rescue many animals have broken bones and other injuries such as disease, emaciated bodies from starvation or neglect, birth defects, tumors and more. Many of these animals are bouncing back from broken hearts, cruelty, abuse, and learning to trust people again.
Nevada SPCA is blessed with thousands of supporters , adopters and volunteers who empower our lifesaving, no-kill efforts. Our life saving percentage grows each year thanks to the generosity and support of our community. This year we are raising funds for our advanced medical care fund, so we can continue giving animals in need a second chance at life