Nevada Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals: COVID-19 Operation Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
We used our $1,000 to pay for the animal-care expenses for nine owner-surrendered cats. At a cost of $112 per animal, that covered their intake vaccinations and tests, their medical care in our shelter, food and other animal and sanitary supplies.
72.3% of Nevada SPCA's intake in 2019 was owner-surrendered animals, and the Petfinder Foundation's grant helped us continue to keep our doors open to Southern Nevadans during the COVID-19 pandemic. Las Vegas has been one of the hardest-hit communities during this crisis because of the casinos shutting down; over 65% of the state's jobs are connected to casino gaming.
How many pets did this grant help?
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
Jackson the dog was surrendered by his family and adopted! Jackson is a pit bull mix who is a bundle of energy and needed a special someone who could keep up with him. Jackson found that someone: a physical therapist who cried when he realized that Jackson was his!
Eggs Benedict the kitten came in a box with his siblings after a good Samaritan found them outside. After Eggs recovered from an upper-respiratory infection, he was adopted by a woman who loved him so much, she came back for his brother, Syrup!