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Celebrities to sleep in kennels to raise $10K for homeless pets
by Tribune Staff
Dec 14, 2010 | 804 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
RENO — The Nevada Humane Society will remain open for pet adoptions Saturday night, as local celebrities and volunteers spend the night in shelter kennels to raise money and awareness for homeless pets as part of the In Their Paws event.

Locals can make a donation to help free those in the kennels and contribute to the overall goal of raising $10,000 for Nevada Humane Society that weekend. Visit with the animals, enjoy hot cocoa and refreshments while lending support to the folks sleeping at the shelter and maybe adopt a new best buddy.

Celebrities, including Trooper Chuck Allen of Nevada Highway Patrol, Miss Teen Nevada Alina Jackson and Santa Claus will arrive at 2 p.m. Saturday and stay until 10 a.m. Sunday. They will be joined by many volunteers who also will spend the night at Nevada Humane Society.

It’s all 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. 17 launch, 724 animals have been adopted with 476 remaining to reach the goal.

“These volunteers and celebrities are spending a night in the shelter to call attention to the homeless dogs and cats who live here, on average, for two weeks waiting for someone to adopt them,” said NHS Executive Director Bonney Brown. “Additionally, they hope to raise funds for the animals which is wonderful and greatly needed.”

Home 4 the Holidays is a nationwide pet adoption drive now in its 12th year. It was created to get animals out of shelters and into good homes during this season of giving and love. Nevada Humane Society is one of thousands of animal shelters nationwide that are participating.

Nevada Humane Society is open for adoptions seven days a week, except for Christmas day, from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and an hour earlier at 10 a.m. on Saturdays. The adoption center is located at 2825 Longley Lane in Reno.

For more information about Nevada Humane Society, visit www.nevadahumanesociety.org or call 856-2000.
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