We work with the following rescue/animal support groups:
- Animal Help Alliance: Animal Help Alliance saves animals in our local shelters through adoption, foster, and rescue. They also assist with responsible re-homing to keep animals from entering the shelter system in the first place. An owner assistance program is also in place providing short and long-term assistance to keep pets with their family. (Poppy Benson)
- Animal Network: Animal Network is dedicated to rescuing homeless and abandoned animals from shelters and owners who can no longer care for them. Working with dedicated volunteers, foster homes, shelters, rescue organizations, local veterinarians, trainers and boarding facilities, AN is able to rescue companion animals and provide them with loving temporary care, and find them well-matched carefully screened forever homes. (Kim Hess)
- Hearts Alive Village Las Vegas: Hearts Alive Village’s mission is to secure loving and stable homes for dogs and cats at risk of being lost in the shelter system. Through a variety of owner support programs, they strive to keep pets in their original homes whenever possible by providing food, veterinary care, training assistance, support, and more. They work with survivors of domestic abuse, veterans, seniors, the homeless, and children, to provide access to services, find the perfect family, and educate and inspire the next generation to take action. (Melissa Trasatti)
- Rockin 4 Rescues: Rockin 4 Rescues is an organization dedicated to the health, well-being and safety of animals. Their main goal focuses on keeping animal rescues funded. R4R provides emergency funds for medical, food, boarding for homeless animals, and any other needs to better their lives. Rockin 4 Rescues enables local rescues to concentrate on saving more lives while we aim to alleviate their financial burden. (Sam Radcliffe)
- Smile4Pets: SMILE 4 Pets aspires to assist local U.S. Veterans, civilians and injured law enforcement officers in obtaining a dog for service or emotional support for those affected with PTSD, along with assisting in attaining required equipment and training. (Linda Phillips)
- Southern Nevada Beagle Rescue Foundation: Southern Nevada Beagle Rescue Foundation is a rescue concentrating on saving beagles, beagle mixes,“littles” and hounds in the Las Vegas, Henderson, Clark County & surrounding areas. The mission of SNBRF is to rescue, foster, rehabilitate and place as many distressed beagles as possible. All dogs are pre-screened for behavioral, temperament, and health conditions (spayed/neutered, micro-chipped and up-to-date on vaccines) prior to placement in a forever home. (Regina Harman)
- Street Dogz: Their mission is to ensure that no pet is surrendered due to a lack of resources on the part of their human. They strive to provide assistance to pets of homeless and those in need by offering food & supply distributions, assisting with the funding of spay & neutering of pets, meeting the needs of special food diets, medications, and vaccinations, and working to provide temporary housing for pets. Their efforts to help humans care for their companions offer a sense of dignity, comfort, and hope. (Christina Waier)
- The Churchill Foundation: Their mission is to Inspire others to think past stereotypes and misinformation about shelter dogs and breed labels; Advocate for saving every life by dedicating our time to major medical and behavioral cases, because all lives deserve a chance; and Educate those looking for a new pet on important lifestyle matches to ensure for-life placements. (Lauren DeHaan)
Desert Buns R Us is a grassroots, home based Bunny only rescue. We take in (if space is available) locally dumped domestic/pet bunnies. We rescue, educate, rehabilitate and re-home bunnies (the 3rd most popular pet). Since there are no established and active Bunny rescues in Vegas, our work is important. We love bunnies and our mission is helping them! Email Erin Urano or call 510-909-5180 for more information.
What do Rescue Organizations Need?
Click on the organization links to the left to find the best way to get supplies to them.
All donations need to be clean, gently used, or new.
Highest priority needs:
- Clay-gravel kitty litter (non-clump kind that is not scoopable)
- Dog and cat kibble food
- Wet (canned) food, is the greatest need.
Comprehensive list of needs:
- Dog and cat food dry or wet (unopened) dog and cat food (Not made in China) Made in USA is the best choice. Open dry food is okay for Henderson Animal Shelter.
- Dog and cat hard and soft treats (no rawhide; no China)
- Bowls (all sizes) with stainless steel bowls preferred.
- Dog beds (all sizes)
- Very small kitty beds for inside the Henderson Animal Shelter kitty cages, the size of a hand towel folded in fourths
- Dog and cat toys (durable/washable) like Kongs (all sizes); tennis balls and plush toys
- Collars (all sizes and colors) quick release buckle (no choke or flexi-lead)
- Cat and dog crates all sizes, larger crates are in greater need
- Pet nail clippers; good cutting shears
- Cleaning supplies: Paper towels, detergent, fabric softener, bleach, 39-gallon garbage bags, hand sanitizer & wet wipes
- Clean and gently used blankets & towels. NO pillows please.