NEWLY ELECTED PRESIDENT OF THE LAS VEGAS VALLEY HUMANE SOCIETY BOARD OF DIRECTORS!
Hello! I’d like to introduce myself to all of our volunteers, supporters, and members. My name is Laura Anderson and it is my great honor to serve as the newly elected President of the Board of Directors of the Las Vegas Valley Humane Society.
I am the little girl whose mother always told her, “When you grow up and have a place of your own, you can have as many animals as you want.” Always wanting to give help to all of the neighborhood strays and animals who needed it, I grew up to learn about the importance of rescue and spaying and neutering our pets. I moved to Las Vegas from the East Coast in 1998 for a job with the Clark County School District and began my volunteer career with the Las Vegas Valley Humane Society in 2001. READ MORE
KAREN LAYNE STEPS DOWN AS PRESIDENT, BUT WILL CONTINUE TO SERVE AS A MEMBER OF THE BOARD!
As Karen Layne’s tenure as President of the Las Vegas Valley Humane Society comes to a close, we would like to take a moment to extend our deepest gratitude for all of the effort and countless hours she has put forth for the sake of the cats, dogs, and various other animals she has come across in Southern Nevada. She began volunteering with the Las Vegas Valley Humane Society in 1992 and continues to be a valuable asset to the organization to this day. Karen assumed the role of Vice President from 1995 until she took over as President in 2005. From 2005 until December 2018 Karen served as President of the Las Vegas Valley Humane Society. In addition to her role helping animals with LVVHS, Karen also served on the Nevada Board of Wildlife Commissioners, a statewide office appointed by the Governor, from 2012 to 2015, and as chair of the Clark County Animal Advisory Committee from 2010 until 2014. READ MORE
STRAY CAT WITH AN INJURED TAIL!
LVVHS received a call about a stray cat that had been hanging around a neighborhood for quite some time. A resident became concerned when the cat came to his front door with an injury to her tail. The tail appeared to be broken and she had an open wound that was bleeding. A LVVHS volunteer went to her rescue and rushed her to Sunrise Veterinary Clinic. It was determined that the tail needed to be amputated. Maya was placed in a foster home after surgery to recover. She was also spayed, vaccinated, FELV/FIV tested negative, and micro-chipped. Maya has since recovered and was adopted to a wonderful new home.
Your donations throughout the year help LVVHS save lives when emergencies happen and an animal must be rushed to the hospital for treatment. Wilson was rescued from the streets and after a day in his foster home, he started to vomit and have diarrhea. He was seen by our veterinarian and tested positive for parvo. He was so sick, he had to be hospitalized at the Veterinarian Emergency Critical Care Center. It was touch and go for a while, but Wilson pulled through and is a healthy, happy boy! We are so thankful we had the money available, thanks to our donors, to get Wilson the treatment he needed.