TRUCKEE, Calif. Mar. 16, 2018 – Grant money from the Lahontan Community Fund has aided the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe (HSTT) to adopt out the healthiest pets possible. By providing a high level of preventative care for the pets released back into the community, HSTT also maintains the health and well being of other pets in the community. It’s a win-win, and this work could not be accomplished without key community partners like the Lahontan Community Foundation.

The $5,000 grant from the Lahontan Community Foundation at the Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation facilitated HSTT achieving their goal of disease testing, medically treating, vaccinating and performing sterilization surgeries on every pet that is stray, abandoned or relinquished within our community. This money specifically supported the preparation of over 30 pets for adoption.

With asssitance from community partners like the Lahontan Community Foundation, HSTT is able to perform these services and ensure every pet adopted from HSTT will be free of preventable communicable diseases and fully vaccinated before introduction into the general pet population.

“We appreciate the Lahontan Community Foundation Fund’s continued support of the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe,” said Stephanie Nistler, executive director of HSTT. “We want to offer a heartfelt thank you for their efforts to help us reach our goals, and consequently helping improve the health and lives of pets in our community and beyond.”

About the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe and the Town of Truckee: The Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe was founded in 1994 by a group of volunteers. Shortly after establishment, the Humane Society and the Town of Truckee became partners and together have become the driving force of animal welfare in our region through rescue, protection, and adoption. The partnership has continued to grow over the past two decades, solidifying a long-standing partnership in September of 2013 by opening the region’s first public animal shelter…together. This facility, located at 10961 Stevens Lane in Truckee, maximizes efficiency and effectiveness by housing the public and private entities under the same roof. 

The Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe is saving 100 percent of the community’s adoptable homeless pets. In addition they rescue animals from overcrowded shelters whenever space allows.

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