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To find warm, loving, and permanent homes for the many wonderful dogs and cats abandoned, born stray, or left homeless in the Churchill County, NV area.
The Churchill Animal Protection Society (C.A.P.S.) is an incorporated, non-profit, tax exempt organization formed in May 1986. C.A.P.S.' major goal is to find homes for the countless dogs and cats that have been abandoned, are born strays, or are no longer wanted by their families for a variety of reasons. To this end we keep dogs and cats for a long period of time, many until a permanent home is found. C.A.P.S.' next objective is to educate the public on the importance of spaying and neutering their dogs and cats. The suffering, neglect, and abandonment caused by the over population of dogs and cats becomes more apparent as Churchill County continues to grow. C.A.P.S. requires, as do all pounds and shelters per State Law, that any dog or cat adopted from our shelter be spay/neutered and have a rabies vaccination prior to being released into their new home. We are also trying to start a spay/neuter fund to assist people in getting their dogs and cats spay/neutered to help ease the pet over population in our County. C.A.P.S.' office is manned by a very limited number of volunteers. Our dog kennels (20) and cat trailer (11 cages and one back room) are cleaned by paid kennel workers, who also volunteer their time in dealing with the public. We have a few volunteers who come out on the weekends to walk, play, and work with the dogs. This helps break up the same old routine day in and day out. C.A.P.S.' Future: C.A.P.S. is currently located on two acres leased from the U.S. Navy and Naval Air Station Fallon. Since this lease has expired C.A.P.S. will hopefully be relocating to a piece of land where permanent building structures can be built. The blue prints for our dream facility have been drawn up and will include a cat atrium, a quarantine area, office space, kitchen, washer/dryer facilities, and indoor-outdoor kennels for the dogs. We are also hoping to raise enough money to provide imbedded heating elements inside the cement slabs of all the kennels. C.A.P.S. is hoping to have enough donations to build this facility and move into it by the Summer of 2000. C.A.P.S. receives its income through membership dues, donations, animal adoption fees, fund raising activities, and an annual donation from Churchill County. We also accept donations of food, cat litter, blankets, and toys. Curchill County is growing at an ever increasing rate. It is unfortunate, but with that growth comes an increasing number of cats and dogs who through no fault of their own are either born unwanted, are abandoned, or never given a chance to give love and loyalty to a family. If you would like to help these dogs and cats find new homes, sponsor an animal until it finds a home, or help us fund our dream facility, please contact C.A.P.S. or send a donation to the address posted on our homepage.
- Robin Mixon
- (775) 423-7500
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