Animal related

Nevada Humane Society, Inc.

Reno, NV


Nevada Humane Society is a no-kill, open-admission shelter whose life-saving work is made possible through donations. More than 70,000 animals in Washoe County and Carson City have been placed into loving homes since 2007 when we launched a bold effort to turn the area into no-kill community. Our mission is to care for and find homes for homeless animals, which we accomplish through quality animal care, innovative adoption programs, accessible low-cost spay/neuter services, low-income medical assistance and a free Animal Help Desk. Nevada Humane Society offers a suite of innovative, substantiated programs that forge a robust safety net to arrest the plague of pet abuse, neglect and abandonment and keep animals in their loving homes and out of the sheltering system.

Ruling Year



Greg Hall

Director of Operations

Arthur Westbrook

Main Address

2825-B Longley Lane

Reno, NV 89502 USA


no-kill, pet adoptions, spay/neuter, animal help desk, foster care, animal rescue, animal shelter





Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

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Homeless animal rescue and care; pet adoptions; low-cost spay/neuter services; low-income medical assistance; Animal Help Desk

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What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

Our goal is to provide an adoption guarantee – a good life in a good home – for every homeless dog and cat in our community who can be saved, making Washoe County a no-kill community.

We're already well on our way, saving more animals than ever before. With the help and support, we will achieve our no-kill goal – not just for the animals on our shelter, but for every homeless animal in the community.

External Reviews


Henry Berg Leadership Award 2009

No-Kill Solutions

Shelter Director of the Year 2007

No Kill Advocacy Center

Affiliations & Memberships

Chamber of Commerce 2007

Combined Federal Campaign 2012



Nevada Humane Society, Inc.

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