Nevada Humane Society (NHS) is a charitable, non-profit organization founded in 1932. Our mission is to find homes and provide care for homeless pets. Beyond the no-kill shelter policy we established in 2007, NHS has set—and achieved—the goal of making Washoe County a no-kill community where every homeless pet that can be saved is guaranteed a good home.
We accomplish our mission through quality animal care, comprehensive adoption programs, accessible low-cost spay/neuter and vaccine services, low or no-cost medical intervention aimed at keeping animals in homes and a free Animal Help Desk. Our non-profit organization is dependent upon donations and does not receive funding from government agencies or national animal welfare groups, including Washoe County.
Thanks to the amazing support of the community and the hard work of the dedicated staff, volunteers, and rescue partners, we have achieved dramatic results. Washoe County is now one of the safest communities in the United States for homeless animals and received the prestigious Maddie’s Community Lifesaving Award in 2012.