PRECIOUS PAWS SOCIETY OF NEVADA

Providing resources for the pets of Fernley, NV

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Some important information on our purpose.  Click the contact tab for information on contacting us.

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If funds are available, we will


1.  Assist in cost of spay/neuters

2.  Assist in cost of vaccinations

3.  Assist with medical costs

4. TNR feral cat colonies

5. Provide transport to and from Veterinary visits

6.  Provide additional information to the community



 
 

Tips for Winterizing Feral Cat Locations:

Winters in No. Nevada can be harsh or pleasant with sunny days to offset the freezing night temperatures.

Provide some shelter from weather like a large box or crate with an opening.  Put a blanket or rug in it for warmth.

Provide food and water in an area close to it.



We are not a shelter.  We hope to provide resources to our community in situations where their pets may need temporary fostering, helping find a lost animal, help found animals get back to their owners.

Also to provide trapping of feral cats in areas where there is an over-population of cats. 

We welcome volunteers at times when help is needed. 

PACK YOUR PET KIT WITH THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:

Food; bottled water; medications; vet records; litter pans for cats; can opener; pet first aid kit and an extra cell phone charger.




The following are places that offer a variety of adoptable pets.  Adopt don't shop!!


www.petfinder.com

www.nevadahumanesociety.org

www.spca.com


 
 

 

 

The City of Fernley requires that all dogs over the age of six (6) months be licensed.  Make sure our dog has its current license attached to it's collar which gives the best chance of having your dog returned in case it becomes lost.

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How to prepare your pets when disaster strikes: 

1.  Do not leave your pets behind if you have to evacuate.  Their likelihood of surviving is minimal. 

2.  Have current ID tags fastened to your animals and photos available.  Better yet, microchip them.

3.  Have enough pet carriers as well as leashes or harnesses for all.

4.  If you must leave without your pet NEVER leave them chained outside.  Put them in a safe area inside if possible.  Post a notice outside saying what pets are inside and how to reach you.


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Mission Statement:


Our mission is to provide resources for persons with dog or cat questions/issues dealing with found/abandoned pets with suggestions on placing these pets or by fostering them until a permanent home can be found.


The ultimate goal is finding forever loving homes for the abandoned, homeless animals in our community of Fernley.


Also to educate the community on the importance of spay/neuter so as to reduce the number of unwanted litters and improve the qualify of life for all animals. 


In addition to aggressively TNR (trap, neuter, return) feral/stray cats in our community and to work towards ending unnecessary euthanasia of both cats and dogs.



We work closely with the Lyon co. shelter in Silver Springs.  If you find a dog or have lost one, please call them first.  Their phone number is 775-577-5005

 

Thanks to Cooney's Law, animal abuse is now a felony in Nevada.  Offenders may get a 1-5 year prison sentence and a fine of up to $ 10,000.  Be sure to report any animal abuse to the animal control officer for further investigation.

 

In addition dumping animals anywhere is illegal and subject to a fine of $ 1000.  Report any sightings.

Low cost spay/neuters are available to out of County residents from the Nevada Humane Society for both cats and dogs.

They also provide low cost vaccinations and micro-chipping.

Call for the most recent fee schedule.

775-856-2000 Select clinic extension 311

Lyon Co. Animal Shelter, located in Silver Springs, provides low cost vaccinations and micro chipping.

Call for scheduling and prices

775-577-5005



Many people adopt a pet then want to return it after only a few days because it doesn't get along with other pets in the family.  New pets must be introduced to other in the home.

Pets and kids:  Children younger than 4 probably shouldn't be involved in being responsible for a pet.  Ensure that your children understand the consequences of playing roughly with a pet.  A cat can leap out of harm's way, but a dog may be more vulnerable.  Teach and reward gentle treatment.

Dogs and dogs:  Adult dogs usually accept puppies because they don't see a threat.  Mixing two adult dogs is trickier.  Make the introductions in neutral territory like a park or playground or keep the new dog in a gated indoor pen and offer supervised "visits" with your current dog.  Use treats to reward calm interaction.

Cats and cats:  Kittens will often try to test the limit of adult cats, so increase their exposure gradually and use treats to reinforce positive interaction.  Also realize that kittens need some privacy - somewhere to hide, a covered bed or a safe place to call their own.

Dogs and cats:  Be sure to teach your dog to respect the cat's boundaries.  When you make the introductions, keep your dog leashed and make sure the cat has an escape path.  If your dog reacts calmly, you can eventually drop the leash but be ready to grab it if he makes a move toward the at..

Most pets can learn to get along but don't rush it.  It takes time and patience.



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Domestic shorthair cat

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Jack Russell Terrier

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Corgi