Local Celebrities to Sleep in Kennels for Homeless Pets

By: Staff Email
By: Staff Email

The Nevada Humane Society will host a sleepover with the goal of raising money and awareness of many homeless pets in need of a home for the holidays.

Beginning Dec., 18, the Nevada Humane Society will host 'In Their Paws' where local celebrities such as Trooper Chuck Allen of the Nevada Highway Patrol and Miss Teen Nevada, Alina Jackson will hunker down for the night in hopes of raising $10,000 for needy pets. Even Santa Claus himself will be drinking hot cocoa and bunking down for the night.

“These volunteers and celebrities are spending a night in the shelter to call attention to the homeless dogs and cats who live here, on average, for two weeks waiting for someone to adopt them,” said Bonney Brown, Executive Director for Nevada Humane Society. “Additionally, they hope to raise funds for the animals which is wonderful and greatly needed.”

It’s all part of the 'Home 4 the Holidays' pet adoption drive which has a goal of finding homes for 1,200 pets before January 2. Since the Nov., 17 launch, 542 animals have been adopted with 658 remaining to reach the goal.

“In order to reach our adoption goal, we need the help of the entire community. We invite you to rise to the challenge by adopting a pet and saving a life, or donating to help those who remain in the shelter,” said Kimberly Chandler, community programs assistant.

Nevada Humane Society is open for adoptions 7 days a week (except for Christmas day) from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and an hour earlier at 10 a.m. on Saturdays. The adoption center is located at 2825 Longley Lane, Reno.

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