2018 was a record breaking year for HAV. More than doubling our intake to nearly 1000 dogs and cats has meant a skyrocketing cost of care.
Kitten season brought us over 600 vulnerable babies! WOW! Because our life saving foster team grew, we were able to help over 400 more kittens than 2017.
With that came bills totaling over $40,000 to the Spay Neuter Center of Southern Nevada... and that's just the healthy babies. Other medical for kittens like ringworm, upper respiratory, and specialty care added thousands more.
Our Chi of Hearts program has also grown in fosters and helping hands. Again, that meant more than doubling last year's intake numbers of senior, broken, sick, and terrified Chihuahuas in need...
and the need was great! Dentals, hernia repairs, mass removals, and orthopedic surgeries just kept on coming.
We continue to grow our foster base for the big dogs and, specifically, bully breeds. Orthopedic surgeries, amputations, and more were provided to big dogs who were desperate for care, love, and a second chance.... even traveling to Los Angeles for a life saving heart surgery.
We have some exciting plans for 2019 to bring this program to the forefront and offer more solutions for a very at risk population.
December is here.. All of us at Hearts Alive Village look back at 2018 and are astounded at how fast it went and what we've been able to accomplish with our loving community's support.
We need you now more than ever to finish the year strong. Our community, Our Village, has come together to pay more than $100,000.00 for life saving surgeries and life changing vet care. Now all we want for Christmas is to pay off what remains of our vet bills!! Amazing partners like Legacy Animal Hospital, Bonanza Cat Hospital, Black Mountain Animal Hospital, and The Spay Neuter Center of Southern Nevada have been so caring and generous with their discounts. They know what it takes and are in this fight with us to save as many lives as possible.
We have counted on you all year and in years past. YOU have gotten us to this day. YOU have helped us to grow as an organization over the past 4 years... helping us to at least double our intake each year since 2014. THANK YOU!! If you can reach into your hearts this giving season and choose again to put your support behind us, WE PROMISE, you will be giving a bigger and bolder voice to those who need us most.