Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe, Town of Truckee celebrate 10 Years of state-of-the-art animal shelter

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TRUCKEE, CALIF. — For over two decades, the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe and the Town of Truckee Animal Services have joined forces to transform the lives of pets in the Truckee and North Lake Tahoe region. This month, they commemorate a significant milestone – the 10th anniversary of their state-of-the-art animal shelter, Remy’s Rescue.

The journey began over 20 years ago when both organizations united to provide a safe haven for lost, abandoned and surrendered pets. In 2013, their dream of a modern animal shelter became a reality as they moved from an old temporary facility near the rodeo grounds to Remy’s Rescue, the Town of Truckee’s first public animal shelter.

“Building and operating an animal shelter is some of the most challenging yet rewarding work that can be done. The HSTT would not be where we are today without the tremendous love and support of countless people whose generosity has helped us save literally thousands of lives,” said Stephanie Nistler, Chief Executive Officer of the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe.

Because HSTT and the Town of Truckee enjoy a strong partnership and are fortunate to have the support of generous donors, volunteers and foster homes, the Truckee animal shelter has the capacity to open its doors to homeless pets from surrounding areas whenever space permits.

“I am thrilled to be celebrating 10 incredible years at the shelter, and we couldn’t have reached this milestone without the unwavering collaboration between the Town of Truckee and the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe. Together we have made a lasting difference in the lives of so many animals. Looking forward to another decade of making a difference at the shelter and within our community,” said Deverie Acuff, Police Administrative Manager for the Town of Truckee.

Since becoming a regional shelter in 2013, the Truckee shelter has played a vital role in helping homeless pets find better lives and connecting people and pets to essential resources:

  • 5,996 Pets adopted
  • 1,719 lost pets returned to their owners
  • 26,840 hours donated by 3,358 volunteers
  • 11,937 humane education opportunities presented
  • 5,263 pets spayed/neutered in the shelter clinic
  • Over 48,000 pounds of pet food distributed
  • Nearly 1,800 community pets vaccinated and microchipped at Town of Truckee/HSTT wellness clinics

As the year draws to a close, both HSTT and the Town of Truckee Animal Services remain hopeful of achieving even higher lifesaving numbers.

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