Rescue & Assistance Organizations
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Heaven Can Wait Animal Society, a non-profit 501(c)3 animal humane organization, was formed in 2000 by a group of 5 concerned citizens with the idea of building a beautiful 20 acre sanctuary to house all of the unwanted animals in our community. At the time, though, animals were dying at rate of around 30,000 per year in our local shelters. As they took the time to research how other communities reduced their impound and euthanasia rates, they discovered a common denominator: spay/neuter. Therefore, they decided to refocus the majority of their resources away from rescue and toward promoting spay/neuter as the solution to the tragic pet-overpopulation problem here in Las Vegas. Through their targeted and aggressive spay/neuter programs they prevent thousands of unwanted litters each year.
On June 19, 2009 Heaven Can Wait took a giant leap forward by opening a high-volume/high-quality, low-cost/no-cost spay/neuter clinic near Eastern & 95. This clinic serves as a valuable resource for those who aren’t able to afford sterilization services at regular veterinary prices. Amazingly, over the past 18 years they have spay/neutered upwards of 130,000 cats and dogs, the majority of which would have never been sterilized without their help!
Low Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic
Cats Available for Adoption (also visit their partner Vets for Abandoned Pets)
Donate / Amazon Wishlist
Vets for Abandoned Pets (VFAP) was founded in 2012 to expand the impact of local TNR (Trap, Neuter, Return) efforts. Kittens too young for spay/neuter would end up being released back outside on the hot Las Vegas streets, where life is always a struggle. Friendly cats and kittens who would make wonderful pets were also being released, having nowhere else to go. The solution was to create a network of volunteers who could help provide medical treatment and temporary foster homes for these cats and kittens. Local veterinary offices provided space for adoptions and thus Vets for Abandoned Pets was born.
Over the years, VFAP has grown and their volunteers have worked tirelessly to find loving forever homes for over 3,000 cats and kittens. In addition to working with local TNR groups, they also pull cats and kittens at risk of being euthanized from local shelters and provide them with the medical treatment they need to be healthy and happy. To further expand their outreach program, they have opened their own cat and kitten Adoption Center, located at 4601 North Ranch Drive, Las Vegas, Nevada, 89130.
VFAP is partnered with Heaven Can Wait Animal Society, Las Vegas’s largest non-profit spay and neuter foundation. All of their cats are spay/neutered, vaccinated, and treated for medical conditions by the Heaven Can Wait clinic.
VFAP continues to be 100% volunteer based and runs strictly off donations of funds, supplies and time. They are always in need of more fosters, as well as cat food, blankets, bowls, cat carriers, cat toys, litter boxes, and litter. Please see their Amazon wishlist to donate or drop off your donation at their local adoption center. If you are interested in fostering or volunteering, please email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact Adoption Center
Donate via Go Fund Me
Hearts Alive Village Las Vegas mission is to secure loving and stable homes for dogs and cats at risk of being lost in the shelter system. They understand and value the powerful connection between people and pets. As they set out to provide a safer, happier life for animals, they realized that in order to do that, they were helping people as well.
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 low income, 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.
They are a 100% volunteer run organization that relies entirely on the support of the community. Whether you donate, volunteer, foster, adopt, network, or spread the message, they welcome you to become a part of their village.
PALNV helps low-income families, senior citizens, veterans and the homeless care for their dogs and cats by providing pet food (canned and dry) and cat litter each month free of charge.
Seniors, Veterans, financially struggling Families and Homeless must verify the requirements below:
- Proof of Residency: Driver’s License, Nevada ID with current address or utility bill with applicant’s name and current address
- Maximum income $1500 (single), $2800 (2 persons), plus $400 for each additional person: Copies of SSI or Social Security award letter, bank statement, latest Federal income tax return or pay stub
- Proof of pet’s spay or neuter: Spay/Neuter paperwork, veterinary visit papers, tipped ear for cats or a letter from your veterinarian
Clients of Helping Hands of Las Vegas Valley and Clark County’s VIVO Program qualify automatically; however, their pets must be spayed or neutered.
To apply for Pets-In-Need Pet Food Assistance, download & fill out the form below. Once complete, please mail, email or fax it to their office.
4155 N Rancho Drive, Ste 150
Las Vegas, NV 89130
If you need further assistance, please contact PALNV at 702-629-6351.
Pet Food / Cat Litter Application
Spay / Neuter Application
Low Cost Vaccine Clinics
Volunteer / Get Involved
Donate / Contribute Supplies
P.A.W.S. (Providing Animals With Support) is an animal rescue group located in sunny St. George, Utah with adoption centers in Utah and Las Vegas, Nevada. Their mission is to reduce euthanasia rates by rescuing orphaned dogs, puppies, cats and kittens from city shelters. They also offer a public low cost spay and neuter program to reduce the pet overpopulation of Southern Utah.
PAWS is a 501(c)3 non-profit, no-kill, volunteer animal rescue founded in 2003. They rescue animals who are scheduled to be euthanized due to lack of space at shelters. They place them into foster homes or at their adoption centers Utah and Nevada, and then into quality permanent homes. PAWS relies solely on donations and volunteers.
Their mission is to decrease euthanasia rates at regional shelters, help less fortunate animals of sound temperament find forever homes, and educate the public about the humane care of animals with the goal of reducing animal overpopulation and animal cruelty.
As a general rule, P.A.W.S. does not accept pets from the public. Their first priority is to get animals out of the shelters since they are in immediate danger of being euthanized. Occasionally, P.A.W.S. will accept animals from the public, but only in unique circumstances, for example, abuse, orphaned newborns, a deceased owner, a highly adoptable breed, any animal previously adopted from P.A.W.S., and litters of puppies or kittens on the condition that the mother be spayed. They do charge a rehoming fee. If you feel you have a unique circumstance, please call the P.A.W.S. Adoption Center at 435-688-9748.
Las Vegas Cat Adoption Center @ PetSmart
9775 W Charleston Blvd (10.78 mi)
Las Vegas, Nevada 89117
Foreclosed Upon Pets will make its services known to individual owners of pets who are suffering from the following:
- Economic hardship due to loss of job/home
- Insufficient income
- Temporary housing of military pets
- Death of a pet owner
Some pets come from loving families that have no choice but to relinquish their animals to animal control authorities due to home foreclosure.
Some rescued pets come from owners who have passed away or due to severe illness can no longer care for their pet. Other animals come from less responsible pet owners who have neglected, abused and/or abandoned their pets.
Upon rescue, many of these animals are in need of medical attention, appropriate food, and socialization with people and other animals.
FUPI’s approach to animal rescue is a proactive alternative to animal cruelty and abandonment.
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The Nevada SPCA, a nonprofit organization, operates a no-kill animal sanctuary, promotes humane education, makes referrals for lower-cost spay/neuter and vaccination services, and challenges people to be the best possible guardians for the companion animals in their care.
NSPCA works to achieve their adoption goals by treating each animal as an individual, with a name instead of a number. They strive to match each rescued animal with people by personality and lifestyle in order to have the best chance to find a forever home.
They seek homes for the animals where they will be treated, cherished, and appreciated as members of the family.
On any given day, Nevada SPCA’s headquarters is home to more than 1,000 rescued animals. Besides hundreds of cats and dogs, they rescue and adopt numerous other species of domesticated animals, including rabbits, guinea pigs, gerbils, hamsters, ferrets, pot belly pigs, goats, turtles, fish, many species of birds, and more.
Adoption hours are from 10am to 5pm on Fridays and Saturdays, and from 10am to 4pm Mondays through Thursdays, and closed on Sundays. Nevada SPCA is closed for adoptions on Thanksgiving & Christmas. The headquarters is located at 4800 W. Dewey Drive in Las Vegas.
They always operate at full capacity, so every animal adopted frees up space and resources to save another animal in need from our community.
The vast majority of the animals they rescue did absolutely nothing to in any way deserve becoming homeless. This is true in most other shelters and rescue programs too, though there is a misguided perception with some that rescued animals are “broken”, “second-hand” or “second-rate” animals. These animals have become homeless due to their previous owners passing away or becoming hospitalized, moving away, failing to secure them in homes and yards, losing family homes to foreclosure, becoming jailed or instituted, replacing them with puppies or kittens, etc., or sometimes abandoning them for no reason whatsoever.
Besides those awaiting adoption, they have animals in the process of medical & emotional rehabilitation that will soon be available for adoption in the future, and they exhaust all reasonable measures to help them become adoptable. At the time of rescue many animals have broken bones and other injuries, disease, emaciated bodies from starvation or neglect, birth defects, tumors and other growths, and more. Even more are bouncing back from broken hearts, cruelty and abuse, learning to trust people again.
There are no time limits for the animals at Nevada SPCA.
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They do not believe that any domesticated animals are inherently or incurably vicious.
Nevada SPCA is blessed with thousands of supporters and adopters, and hundreds of volunteers, who empower their lifesaving, no-kill work for animals. Nevada SPCA has a staff of animal caretakers, adoption counselors, and an executive director. Nevada SPCA’s board of directors and honorary board of directors serve without compensation.
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