Truckee humane society gets new pet transport van |

Truckee humane society gets new pet transport van

Special to the Sun
Several donors pitched in to purchase and outfit this transport van.
Courtesy photo |

TRUCKEE, Calif. — The Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe’s new shelter has been a huge success and dramatically increased the number of animals saved from overcrowded urban and rural shelters.

With the increased rate in rescues, the humane society has been in need of a specialized animal-transport vehicle to make saving thousands of more lives possible.

Thanks to the support of multiple donors, necessary funds were raised, and the humane society recently acquired a new rescue transport van.

“The addition of the new van enables us to ease the burden faced by overcrowded shelters in surrounding areas by taking more pets awaiting euthanasia,” said Stephanie Nistler, executive director of HSTT.

The specialized vehicle will make transporting pets safer with built-in cages ensuring pet carriers don’t shift during transport, providing separation between pets and the driver, and maintaining a comfortable temperature for pets throughout the trip.

The van’s wrap was designed by Pond Collective, using photos by Albert Lewis of The custom wrap was produced and installed by The Real Graphic Source.

Without the help of the following foundations, the new van would not have been possible: The Thomas P. & Thelma B. Hart Foundation; Thornton S. Glide, Jr. & Katrina D. Glide Foundation; Thelma Doelger Trust for Animals and Helen Close Charitable Foundation.

This article was submitted on behalf of the Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe. Visit to learn more.