Whoever said money doesn’t buy happiness never donated to an animal in need
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After all the steep spending and maxing out of our credit cards on both Black Friday and Cyber Monday, it’s time to stop receiving and start giving. Hence, it’s time for Giving Tuesday. The one day every year where we can show our support for non-profits both near and far. Spoiler alert: we are staying near.
This can be done with a monetary donation to your chosen charity, volunteering your time, or by attending an event/fundraiser. The need is always there but certainly we can agree it is even greater this year.
There are fantastic non-profits all over the world and the country that you could send your hard earned dollars to, or give of your time. But, being the self-proclaimed un-official animal advocate of Off The Strip (OTS), I am choosing to focus your two eyes on those with four paws that need help in Las Vegas. If you are like me, you believe pets are way cooler and better humans than most people. And, if you are in agreement, below is information on various purr-fect charities/nonprofits that you can give to today.
Going with the golden(s)
Several players from the Vegas Golden Knights have adopted from the Retriever Rescue of Las Vegas (RRLV). Zach Whitecloud and Shea Theodore have rescued Golden Retrievers from South Korean meat farms and have been open with OTS about their love of the organization. Many other Knights have Goldens in their home (Stone and Karlsson).
RRLV is donation based and at an average cost of $1000 to bring in a single dog from overseas the 501c(3) is always in need of money (bonus: all tax deductible). Fosters are also needed urgently. And of course you can always adopt a dog whose only wish is to be loved. I adopted my own fur baby from here. If it’s good enough for members of VGK, it’s good enough for you.
Retriever Rescue of Las Vegas
Or Donate button on our website.
The Nevada SPCA has been serving Southern Nevada since the early 80s. For those who want to donate to a no-kill shelter, this is the nonprofit for you. They are the original no-kill shelter. The Nevada SPCA also utilizes shelter diversion, meaning they try to keep pets with people. Plus, they have a doggone pet food pantry (but it’s for cats, too). The Pet Food Pantry is for those experiencing any type of ruff stuff in life. Dog and cat food is available as well as kitty litter— just be a good boy or girl and make an appointment please.
The Nevada SPCA is not affiliated with any other SPCA nor are they a local affiliate of the ASPCA. That means that Nevada SPCA does not receive any funding from government contracts making the need even greater. And finally, as an added treat, this year, Nevada SPCA is able to match donations, doubling the impact through a generous donation from sports media personality and animal-lover, Colin Cowherd. Every single dollar will be matched up to $25K.
Where: 5375 Procyon Street, Suite 108, Las Vegas, NV
Donations can be made by visiting their website
For more info you can call (702) 873-7722
A look at this organization’s website will leave you in need of kleenex, you’ve been warned. The Southern Nevada Animal Rescue League (SNARL) makes it super easy to give money or even specific items for their most critical animals.
Donate a toy or crate to Rayzie and Rocko, two six-month old puppies who were found wandering on a 5-acre property. Scroll through the countless cats and dogs in need on SNARL’s website and you are guaranteed to help with a big or small donation or gift. Heck, you can even purchase a microchip for an animal for the cost of a box of joe at Starbucks.
Of course, adopting is good, money is great and you can do either!