Join our Heroes Now and Forever Campaign and save the lives of thousands of pets for years to come.
As a Hero, you will join a group of 1,000 people who will each contribute $1,000 to help us raise the final $1 million needed to go to construction and give our animals a better place to live.
Why a New Shelter?
The Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe (HSTT) has been saving and improving the lives of pets in the Truckee/Tahoe community since 1994. With a cadre of 4 staff members, a committed Board of Directors and nearly 400 volunteers, HSTT saves the lives of hundreds of homeless pets each year.
Several years ago, HSTT and Truckee Animal Services teamed up to offer more efficient services to our community. Together, we rescue and save the lives of 100% of Truckee’s homeless pets. In addition, we provide a discount community spay and neuter program to Truckee, North Lake Tahoe and surrounding areas, which assists people, of lower socioeconomic status, in sterilizing their pets. This program serviced nearly 300 people in 2007 alone.
Truckee does not have a public shelter for homeless pets. Without a facility, HSTT struggles to find homes for the hundreds of animals we receive each year.
The Town of Truckee built a temporary (7 year maximum) holding kennel over ten years ago. Through their partnership, HSTT has been allowed to house some of their animals in this kennel until they find permanent homes.
Unfortunately, this 1,000 square foot kennel is dilapidated and crumbling. It has 12 dog runs and comfortable space for about 15 cats. At times, HSTT has upwards of 25-30 dogs and 60-80 cats. Even with foster homes, the kennel is often overcrowded.
Why They Need You
Without a shelter, HSTT’s job has been very difficult over the years, but we have NEVER turned our back on a homeless pet in our community. In addition, whenever we have been called upon to help during emergencies, we have ALWAYS been there.
Animals bring so much joy to our lives. They are selfless, kind, forgiving companions who would do anything for us. It is our turn to do something great for them. With your support, every homeless animal in our community will have a warm, safe, comfortable place to live while HSTT finds them a permanent loving home for the rest of their lives.
They would do it for us. Will you do it for them?
How to raise $200 in 4 days
DAY 1 Get the ball rolling and sponsor yourself with the first $25
DAY 2 Ask three of your family members to sponsor you for $25 each
DAY 3 Ask five friends to sponsor you for $10 each
DAY 4 Ask ten of your colleagues to contribute $5 each
Easy as that!!