Foster the volunteers needed for the Nevada Humane Society

RENO, Nevada (KOLO) – Every spring and summer the Nevada Humane Society is hit hard by large numbers of kittens in need of foster care, but following this pandemic this year the numbers have risen .

Staff members said last year pet owners were unable to sterilize or neuter their pets due to COVID-19. This resulted in a large number of litters of kittens being taken to shelters in Reno and Carson City.

This spring they have over 400 kittens in need of a home, these animals are not ready for adoption and need a lot of care before they get there.

As we begin to recover from the pandemic, Nicole Theodoulou, Director of Marketing, said she wanted to remind pet owners of the importance of spaying and neutering their pets.

“We’ve actually seen a huge increase in our animal population, which is everything from stray animals to animal control, to little cuties like this in need of foster care,” to the only private pets that are delivered, ”Theodoulou said.

Just to feed these kittens is around $ 3,500 a month and that doesn’t include all of their medical supplies and care.

With the COVID-19 pandemic still having an impact on in-person events, the Nevada Humane Society is running a month-long virtual fundraising campaign, “Paws for a Cause,” throughout May.

These shelters not only have a major need for hospitality volunteers, but also for donations and other supplies.

“Being able to get them into a house not only gives us a better idea of ​​how this animal is, but it also gives the love and care that we can offer them here, but they have more for them. that they are at home, which is good for the animal’s long-term health, ”said Clay Johnson, director of the Carson shelter.

To access virtual fundraising and find out how you can help Click here.

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