Helping Our Community Pets
HSTT’s Proven Programs
HSTT’s Low-Cost Community Spay/Neuter Programs provide low and no-cost surgeries to qualified limited-income, full-time residents of Truckee, Eastern Placer County, Eastern Nevada County and Sierra County. In addition, our CSN Program offers FREE spay and neuter services to local pit bulls and Chihuahuas, and we welcome all US military (active or retired) from any branch of the military to spay/neuter their dog or cat FREE of charge, with a valid military ID. In 2016, our CSN program provided surgeries for 290 pets, saving our community members in need an estimated $80,000.
Low & No-Cost Vaccine & Microchip Clinics
HSTT, in partnership with Town of Truckee, offers low-cost vaccine & microchip clinics at the shelter bi-annually, for residents of Truckee who may not otherwise afford to have their pets vaccinated or microchipped.
In 2016, HSTT introduced a new program providing FREE Vaccine & Microchip Clinics for permanent residents of Eastern Placer County, funded through a grant provided by WARF and Placer County. These clinics occur quarterly and serve populations of pets who have typically never seen a Veterinarian. In the two clinics that have taken place since inception of the new program, we have provided 88 individual pets with free vaccinations and microchips, 40% of which have been unaltered animals who gain access to our CSN programs.
Source: “Shelter Intake & Surrender” ASPCA, https://www.aspca.org/animal-homelessness/shelter-intake-and-surrender/pet-statistics. Accessed April 4, 2017.
Income & Expenditures
HSTT’s Financial Soundness
We rely on donor support.
Because we are not funded by the county, state or federal government or any other animal welfare agency, we rely heavily on donor support. Over 3/4 of our annual income comes from contributions from individuals.
Your donations fund veterinary expenses and medical treatment, behavior and training, animal care supplies, adoption/animal enrichment programs and staff and costs associated with maintaining a safe place for needy pets to await adoption.
Program expenses include adoption, low and no-cost community spay/neuter services and humane education.
Based on a five-day length of stay.
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