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« on: December 18, 2009, 11:15:52 AM »

Nevada-Reno-Northern Nevada /Lake Tahoe area-

Shakespeare Animal Fund
P.O. Box 8201
Reno, NV  89507
Phone: 775-342-7040
Fax: 775-674-6477

To many of us a $50.00 medical bill at the vet is nothing, but for an elderly person on a fixed income, a single mother, a student, and for many others, it's an impossibility.

There are many instances of elderly people doing without their own medicine or even food in order to care for their animals' medical needs.

So what do you do if you love your animal but can't afford to pay the bill? 

Shakespeare Animal Fund, a non-profit charity was founded after the loss of a beloved Cocker Spaniel "Shakespeare". He died after a very costly illness, and in his memory this fund was founded to help others who might face financial problems while trying to save their pet. Let Shakespeare help you!

People in the Northern Nevada / Lake Tahoe area can apply for funds, but we offer assistance primarily to those on fixed incomes or with annual incomes below $23,000. It is always a one-time grant.

To apply for assistance call 775-342-7040.

We help elderly, disabled and those whose total income does not exceed $23,000 to obtain emergency pet care. We pay the veterinarian directly, reducing out of pocket costs for low income pet owners who need to save their pet's life.
Acceptable emergencies:

Hit by car
Toxin exposure
Bite wounds
Urinary tract infections
Upper respiratory infections/pneumonia
Laceration repairs
Abscess (including anal sac)
Straining to eliminate
Difficulty breathing
Torn toenails
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« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2009, 11:16:24 AM »

Nevada-Washoe, Carson City, Douglas, Lyon, Churchill and Elko Counties-

Maddie's Fund
call 775-324-7773 for more information

Maddies Fund and the SPCA of Northern Nevada are pleased to announce that Medicare and Nevada Food Stamp (Quest) programs are now accepted in the Maddies Spay/Neuter Project. Effective immediately if you have a Medicare Card, Medicaid Card, Nevada Checkup Card or a Nevada Food Stamp Quest card you can have your pet altered at one of our many participating veterinary clinics.

Maddie’s Spay -Neuter Project in Nevada is a new program designed to help lower-income Nevada residents spay and neuter their pets at very low cost.

You qualify to use the program if you:

Have a current Medicaid Card, Medicare Card, Food Stamp Quest Card OR are the parent of a child covered by the Nevada Check-Up Program.

Reside in one of the following counties: Washoe, Carson City, Douglas, Lyon, Churchill, Elko.

Have dog(s) and / or cat(s) that have not yet been spayed or neutered.

Additionally, please be aware that:

Both dogs and cats are covered in Washoe, Carson, Douglas, Churchill, and Elko Counties. ONLY DOGS are covered in Lyon County.

Each qualifying household may have up to six animals spayed or neutered under this program. Additional animals will not be covered by the program.

If you qualify, you may call a participating veterinarian to make an appointment to have you pet spayed or neutered under the program. You will be required to provide a small co-payment to the veterinarian ($20 for a dog, $10 for a cat), but all other costs will be covered by the program.
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« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2009, 11:16:53 AM »

Nevada-Reno-Washoe County-

Nevada Humane Society
2825 Longley Lane,
Suite B
Reno, NV 89502-5942
Phone (775) 856-2000
Fax (775) 284-7060

Clinic Hours--Low cost spay/neuter by appointment
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« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2010, 03:46:59 PM »

Nevada-Pahrump-Nye county-

Spay and Neuter All Pets and Strays (SNAPS)
1061 E. Gamebird Rd.-suite 9.
Pahrump, NV
P.O. Box 3771,
Pahrump, Nevada 89048
(775) 751-8513

“S.N.A.P.S. stands for Spaying-Neutering All Pets & Strays. We provide low cost shots, spays and neuters for our community. We also provide TNR (trap-neuter-release) for people who take care of feral cats. We've recently started our 'food share program' assisting in free food for pets in need.

Pahrump Valley Times September 12, 2007

"When it comes to strays, SNAPS volunteers trap the animals and bring them to Las Vegas, where they are treated at a feral cat clinic.

"The strays are treated for any diseases or mites, vaccinated, spayed or neutered, and their ears are tipped.

"The animals are then returned to the area where they were trapped.

"On the home front, SNAPS helps people who may not be able to afford a full veterinarian visit get animals at low or no cost.

"SNAPS holds a shot clinic once a month, where dogs and cats can get their necessary vaccinations.

"They are also accepting food donations in an effort to begin a food clinic program."

Pahrump Valley Times May 7, 2010

Spay/Neuter All Pets and Strays will hold a fundraiser from 4 to 7 p.m. tomorrow at the Maverick Saloon and Dance Hall, 340 W. Mesquite Ave.

The money raised will provide for the continuing operation of low-cost spay and neuter clinics, shot clinics, pet food assistance for the elderly, pet care education and other programs geared toward community improvement.

I don't find a website for the organization--contact them by phone if you need more information.
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