CASI Carson Animal Services Initiative is a non-profit organization. Our mission is to raise funds to assist the municipality of Carson City Nevada to build a safe and modern animal shelter for all animals in need.
History The current Carson City animal shelter was built in the early 1960's when the population of the city was about 5,000 residents. "Sheltering" back then primarily meant getting animals off the street until they were either adopted or euthanized to make room for more homeless animals. Since the original shelter was built, Carson City has grown over ten-fold experiencing increases in both the human and companion animal populations. Unfortunately, our shelter did not grow with the increased need.
Issues The current structure has many foundational problems including; asbestos, rodent infestation, faulty plumbing and poor air quality. The increased companion animal population and the movement toward a "no kill" philosophy have resulted in inadequate resources to provide efficient and effective care for the animals. In addition to sheltering, Carson City Animal Services supports the community by addressing safety issues, animal complaints and offering solutions to animal welfare dilemmas. The current outdated structure and lack of space for both animals and human caregivers is impeding these goals.
Ways You Can Help Carson City needs a new shelter to safely and humanely house animals as they wait for their forever homes. A new, modern building will provide many opportunities for the community. These include providing humane education for children, creating clean, pleasant surroundings for potential adopters and improve the environment in which the animals are socialized. A new shelter will also provide employment and volunteer opportunities and allow Nevada's capital city to model compassion and responsibility.
There are many ways you can help: 1) Donate to the building fund to improve the conditions for Carson City's homeless animals. 2) Become a volunteer with CASI and help with fundraising efforts. CASI members meet on the first and third Tuesday of each month at the BRIC Building, 108 E. Proctor St. from 6:00-7:30. Please call 671-2413 for more information. 3) If you are considering adding a new pet to your family, think about adopting a shelter animal first. There are many wonderful animals in the Carson City shelter waiting for their forever homes.
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Carson Animal Services Initiative 112 N. Curry St. Carson City, NV 89703 775-671-2413