Maddie's Pet Project

Las Vegas event connects human and animal health

Making sure Nevadans have access to veterinary care for their pets in underserved areas is one way Maddie's® Pet Project in Nevada is creating a safety net for cats and dogs.

To do this, we are connecting animal welfare groups with human services organizations. These partnerships may take place in rural, tribal, or low-income urban areas within Nevada.

The first example took place April 11 in Las Vegas at the Family Connect – Family Resource & Health Fair, which offered free healthcare services, community resources, food, and entertainment. It was hosted by Nevada Homeless Alliance, Mobile Health Collaborative, Southern Nevada CHIPs, and Help Hope Home.

We shared our mission to better the lives of Nevada's pets, pointed attendees toward low-cost spay-neuter options in Las Vegas, and connected with a few other organizations dedicated to animal welfare. We partnered with PALNV and Urban Underdogs, which provide pet food to low-income and homeless Clark County residents, as well as help getting their pets spayed and neutered.

Also at the event was Street Dogz, a group that helps homeless humans with a number of services for their pets: spay-neuter, emergency vet care, temporary pet housing in the event of emergencies, and pet food.

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