Nevada Humane Society's 75th Anniversary Celebration was Great Success!

Over 400 people came together on November 6 to celebrate 75 years of Nevada Humane Society serving the community.

The Harrah’s Reno venue was festive and attendees enjoyed lively presentations by Nevada Humane Society Director, Bonney Brown and renowned animal welfare advocate, Nathan Winograd.

Musical entertainment was donated by the Nevada Bluegrass Project and throughout the evening dogs were mingling about selling raffle tickets and sharing kisses and hugs.

“It was great fun, excellent items to bid on, great food and entertainment and wonderful K-9's to pet and enjoy,” said attendee Linda Roide from Shakespeare Animal Fund, a local non-profit that provides financial assistance for veterinary care to low-income pet owners.

Author Nathan Winograd was available to autograph his recently published book, Redemption: The Myth of Pet Overpopulation and the No Kill Revolution in America which has been selling as one of the nation’s top 500 books on Barnes & Noble online.

Books may still be purchased at Nevada Humane Society and are a great idea for holiday gifts with $6 of every purchase going directly to support the shelter’s animals.

Some 150 items were donated for the silent auction and the following gracious individuals or businesses donated items for the live auction: Siglinda Scarpa, Dream On Sailing Charters, Wrights Fine Foods & Deli, IGT Reno, Best Friends Animal Society, UNR Athletic Department, Sport West Athletic Club, Sierra Diving Center, Washoe Golf Course, Rosewood Lakes Gold Course, Mt. Rose Ski Resort, Reno Air Racing Association, Reverse Aging Wellness Center, Wells Fargo, Montreux Golf & Country Club, and Golf Headquarters.

“We want to thank the entire community for their tremendous support,” said Bonney Brown, the Humane Society’s Executive Director.

“It would be impossible to reach our goal of becoming one of the safest communities in the United States for homeless animals without the generous help of the many animal rescue groups, donors, volunteers, and hundreds of people who adopt our animals every month.”

Donations of time, money, and services allow Nevada Humane Society to stay focused on their mission of making Washoe County a no-kill community.

If you would like information on how you too can help support Nevada Humane Society, call 775-856-2000 or email

“Thank you for making our 75th year so very special and we look forward to serving the people and animals of our community for many years to come,” said Brown.