RENO — Local celebrities, including Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Chuck Allen, JJ Christy of KBUL Radio, Brooke Boone and Victoria Campbell of KRNV News 4 and Santa Claus, will spend the night Saturday at the Nevada Human Society (NHS) in Reno to raise money and awareness for homeless pets.
The goal of the “In Their Paws event is to raise $10,000 for the society. Everyone is invited to come and visit with the animals, enjoy hot chocolate and light refreshments, lend support to the people sleeping at the shelter and consider adopting a new pet.
The effort is part of the Home 4 the Holidays pet adoption drive, which has a goal of finding homes for 1,200 pets before Jan. 2. Since the Nov. 18 launch, 530 animals have been adopted, with 670 remaining.
“These volunteers and celebrities are spending a night ‘In Their Paws’ to call attention to the homeless dogs and cats who live here, waiting for someone to adopt them,” Executive Director Booney Browns said. “Additionally, they hope to raise funds for the animals which is wonderful and greatly needed.”
Nevada Humane Society, located at located at 2825 Longley Lane in Reno, is open for adoptions every day (except Christmas day). For more information, call 856-2000, or visit www.nevadahumanesociety.org.