LVVHS is dedicated to improving the welfare of animals in Southern Nevada. LVVHS’s primary emphasis is on stray and abandoned animals and reducing animal overpopulation.
SPAY & NEUTER: The LVVHS continues to offer low cost and no-cost spay/neuter clinics twice a month. Some 922 owned cats, dogs and even rabbits were done under this program in 2011.
ADOPTION: LVVHS arranges and provides for the fostering of animals that have been rescued in individual homes until the animals are adopted. Medical and food costs are provided. Animals are spayed/neutered/vaccinated/microchipped. LVVHS takes back its animals if they are later abandoned. In 2011, 443 animals were re-homed.
FERAL CAT: LVVHS provides TNVR programs for people with feral cats a trap/neuter/vaccinate/return to custodian program. While numbers for this program were down to 1100 in 2011, the LVVHS trapped more than 700 additional feral cats, but these were spayed/neutered at another clinic under a Clark County program.
RESCUE & REHABILITATION: LVVHS’s rescue/rehabilitation program continues to be unique in the Southern Nevada area. LVVHS provides a hotline that is answered 7 days a week, 8 hours a day for animals in distress that are feral, stray or abandoned. The first priority is animals with injuries. The LVVHS provides medical treatment as well as rehabilitation when necessary. In 2011, more than 200 animals required medical treatment. The LVVHS is seeing more dogs with injuries than in years past.