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Maddie’s Foster Challenge
Thanks to Maddie’s Foster Challenge, more than 1,800 dogs, cats, puppies and kittens in Nevada found temporary homes this summer until they could be adopted! The nine-week challenge included 25 animal welfare groups and recruited 806 new foster caregivers, all of whom came together to successfully place 1,810 animals into foster care.
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1,517 Cats and Dogs Adopted
52 animal shelters and rescue groups participated in Nevada’s large free pet adoption event, Maddie’s® Pet Adoption Days. It was organized by Maddie's® Pet Project in Nevada, a three-year campaign aimed at helping more homeless cats and dogs find good homes and creating a safety net for pets by improving access to veterinary care in the Silver State.
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Adopt for Free!
Looking for the love of your life? Hundreds of dogs and cats are waiting for you at animal shelters and rescue groups in Nevada, where pet adoptions will be free September 27 and 28 during Maddie's® Pet Adoption Days. All adoption fees are waived for pets going to loving new homes thanks to a grant from Dave and Cheryl Duffield Foundation, #ThanksToMaddie.
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Part-Time Shelter Veterinarian
Las Vegas animal rescue/shelter seeks a part-time veterinarian to care for dogs, cats, and rabbits and help lead the organization toward progressive animal sheltering. No surgery required.
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Adopt a Pet for Free for Maddie’s® Pet Adoption Days
Looking for the love of your life? Hundreds of dogs and cats are waiting for you at local animal shelters and rescue groups in Nevada, where pet adoptions will be free June 14 and 15 during Maddie's® Pet Adoption Days. All adoption fees are waived for pets going to loving new homes thanks to a grant from Dave and Cheryl Duffield Foundation, #ThanksToMaddie.
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Join Maddie’s® Foster Challenge for the chance to win $1,000
Are you a Nevada-based nonprofit animal welfare organization OR government animal control agency that has an existing foster program? Or are you looking to start one? If so, Maddie's® Pet Project in Nevada has a challenge for you!
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Search Begins for Board of Directors and Executive Director for Nevada SPCA in Las Vegas
Nevada SPCA is in the process of a major turn-around and is seeking a team of people who will be dedicated to making it a model of animal care and innovation. Humane Network has begun the search for a new board of directors. The former board stepped down, voting to put Humane Network in place as trustee. A new executive director is also being hired as part of the goal to revitalize and lead the 30-year-old organization into the future
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Maddie’s grant helps Boulder City cats and dogs
The cats and dogs of Boulder City will soon benefit from a $25,000 grant from Maddie's® Pet Project in Nevada.
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Apply for university sheltering program scholarship
Maddie’s Fund® is sponsoring full scholarships to the University of the Pacific Online Animal Shelter Management Certificate Program (more info), a program developed and managed by Humane Network. This program provides knowledge needed to advance a career in animal sheltering or assume a shelter management role with a focus on maximizing the shelter’s lifesaving potential through leadership, program management, community engagement, and shelter/clinic operations. Read More

1,665 Cats and Dogs Adopted for Maddie’s® Pet Adoption Days
Fifty-five shelters and rescue groups participated in Nevada’s large free pet adoption event yet. It was organized by Maddie's® Pet Project in Nevada, a three-year campaign aimed at helping more homeless cats and dogs find good homes and creating a safety net for pets by improving access to veterinary care in the Silver State.
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142 cats and dogs get spays/neuters at temporary clinic in Wadsworth
A temporary, free spay/neuter clinic was set up Oct. 13-14 at the Wadsworth Community Center, and 142 cats and dogs received surgeries.
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First Free Spay/Neuter Clinic for Pyramid Lake Pets This Weekend
The first-ever spay/neuter clinic at the Pyramid Lake Indian Reservation will be this Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 13-14. A temporary high-quality, high-volume clinic will be set up in the Wadsworth Community Center to spay and neuter cats and dogs belonging to tribal members – including surgeries and vaccinations – all free of charge.
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Over 950 cats and dogs adopted out across Nevada in 2 days
More than 950 cats and dogs were adopted out across Nevada this past weekend.

Forty-one shelters and rescue groups made it happen as part of a free-adoption event organized by Maddie's® Pet Project in Nevada, a new three-year campaign aimed at helping more homeless cats and dogs find good homes and creating a safety net for pets by improving access to veterinary care in the Silver State.
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New survey uncovers Nevada’s big love for cats and dogs
The fate of animals in shelters is important to 91% of Nevadans.

That’s what a new 2018 survey commissioned by Maddie's® Pet Project in Nevada found.

The survey also found that the vast majority – 87% – say the well-being of cats is important to them, and 97% say the same for dogs.
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Free pet adoptions April 27-28 across Nevada
Hundreds of dogs and cats will be available for free adoption April 27-28 at shelters and rescue groups across Nevada during Maddie's® Pet Adoption Days.

The event is happening thanks to a new initiative called Maddie's® Pet Project in Nevada that aims to create a safety net for cats and dogs by increasing adoptions from shelters and improving access to veterinary care in underserved areas.
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