Community cats are resilient creatures—able to live in all varieties of locations, weather conditions, and climates—from Arizona to Alaska.
But there are still things you can do to help make
life outdoors more comfortable for them this
That’s why we compiled our Winter Weather Tipsto educate concerned cat lovers like you on how best to keep community cat colonies warm this winter! When you check out this tip sheet you’ll learn things like:
Cats need extra food during the winter and fresh water twice a day. Wet food
freezes, so put out dry food as well (or just feed dry food).
Use bowls that are deep rather than wide and place them in sunny areas to keep water from freezing.
Cats tend to congregate together—which is why you always see
“cat colonies”—but bigger shelters aren’t always better because heat disperses quickly. Two to three cats per shelter is OK. Clear snow away from house entrances and exits so the cats don’t get snowed in.
still aren’t using the outdoor shelters, try to find where they are sleeping and then do what you can there to “upgrade” the spot, such as adding straw. Also, try providing a shield to protect cats from harsh winds.
starting your car, give a firm tap on the hood and check between the tires—sometimes cats crawl into the engine or hide under the car for warmth.
Don’t use salts or chemicals to melt snow. Some are toxic and can hurt cats’ paws. And
don’t forget to cleanup any antifreeze you see spilled on the ground! Cats are attracted to the taste, but antifreeze can kill them.
But most importantly, you can help cats this winter with Trap‑Neuter‑Return (TNR). Not only is TNR
humane and effective, but cats that are spayed or neutered and vaccinated live healthier, better lives.
Would you like to donate to Elko Feline Fix Project?
*Credit can be put on the Elko Feline Fix account at Aspen Vet. (775)753-9111
441 Landmark Ln Unit 5, Spring Creek,
If you are looking
for a lost pet or infrmation on an animal currently at the shelter, please contact the shelter directly.
Endless Pawsibilities is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that serves animals in rural Nevada.
PO Box 1504, Carlin, NV, United States, Nevada
Surrendering a pet can be an incredibly difficult decision. We want to help you keep your pet at home or there may be alternative options to consider. Please review the following resources before surrendering your pet. We know that sometimes it’s just not possible to keep a pet. Before making the decision to surrender, you may want to consider other re-homing options.
Why are you considering surrendering your pet?
Behavior issues- Sometimes pet behavior problems seem overwhelming, but many can be managed with the application of a little knowledge and a little effort.
Dog Trainers in Elko County
This list includes trainers that specialize in working dogs, obedience, problem solving and/or service dogs.
Hogg Reed: 707-529-9388
Sharon at Diamond 7 Dog Training & Animal Services: 775-397-2172 or Sharonatbodymindandsoul@gmail.com
Jarred Asher: 775-389-0022 or email@example.com
Petco Dog Training: 775-777-3806
Barbara- Keystone Handler Academy (Service Dogs only): 208-920-0729 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Can’t afford care- Families sometimes find themselves facing hardships that affect how and if they can continue to care for their pet. The resources listed below may help pet owners address these challenges.
Elko Veterinary Clinic Community Care Fund: 775-738-6116
Scratch Pay https://scratchpay.com/
The Mosby Foundation: Assists in the care of critically sick, injured, abused, and neglected dogs through financial support and public education. https://themosbyfoundation.org/
Shakespeare Animal Fund: Assistance for qualified applicants (elderly, disabled, below poverty guidelines) with pet emergencies. https://www.shakespeareanimalfund.org/
Feline Veterinary Emergency Assistance Program: Owner must be on Medicaid, Medicare, welfare or public assistance program, disability or unemployment
Domestic or disaster situation -
Red Rover: Provides pet related resources and financial assistance for victims of domestic violence as well as personal disaster (flood, fire, ect.) https://redrover.org/
Elko County Harbor House (Committee Against Domestic Violence) 775)738-9454
Moving/don’t have adequate housing - Moving can be stressful, especially for some pets, which is why we’ve pulled together this list of some things to consider as you transition form one place to another.
Identification and documentation
Make sure your pet is wearing proper identification (collar and tags) with your new address. If your pet has a microchip, remember to update your contact information on your account! You may also consider a tracking collar.
Keep your pet's documentation in a safe, accessible place. Documentation includes vaccination records, microchip and license numbers, spay/neuter certificate, your current vet's contact information, and a recent photo of your pet.
Health and safety -
Consult your vet to ensure your pet is in good health for traveling. Your vet may also be able to provide referral information if you're moving to a new city or town.
Keep your pet properly secured while items are being packed and transported. Regardless of how well-adjusted they may be, your pet may get spooked or startled by all the noise and activity.
Keep your pet in a secure kennel or crate, or place them in a room that's off-limits (make sure you tell everyone, especially movers). Or have a trusted family member or friend watch your pet off-site while you or a moving crew haul boxes.
Traveling with your pet-
Get your pet accustomed to car travel. Take short trips at first, then gradually increase the time. If your pet just doesn't seem comfortable, consult your vet who may be able to offer suggestions for reducing pet anxiety.
If you must transport your pet on an airplane, give yourself ample time to research airline regulations. Consult with your vet, too, and take precautions to help ensure your pet's safety.
If you're moving to a new city or town, make accommodation arrangements in advance for any overnight stops. When traveling with a pet, it's always best to call ahead and book pet-friendly lodging to ensure you both have a place to stay.
Research pet regulations (such as health regulations, quarantines, or required documentation) for your new home city or town. This is especially important if you're moving across international borders.