CASI - Carson Animal Services Initiative
~ CASI Chronicles ~
"Every individual matters. 
Every individual has a role to play. 
Every individual makes a difference."
            Dr. Jane Goodall

We meet amazing people every day...folks looking out for our animal friends.  Whether through volunteering, donating, promoting or supporting, our community is full of people actively making a difference in the lives of animals.
Artwork by Kathleen Stemler
The last two months have been really busy for CASI...back to back events, ranging from golf tournaments, bingo, pool parties to wine tastings...all to raise money to help equip the new shelter, and support programs such as the CASI Critter Fixer.  At our last general meeting, we met with shelter manager Art Westbrook and city manager Nick Marano to talk about the ever important NEED list...  
We are now researching prices, contacts, and working on a plan on which to vote and implement!
Thousands of individual actions led to the building of our new animal shelter, and the momentum continues.   I'm confident that together we will continue to improve the lives of our furry friends, simply by embracing the fact that each of us has an important role to play.  Thank you for helping us help critters.        With Gratitude ~ Lisa 

Thank You, Eagle Valley Women's Golf Club!
Once again CASI was invited to host a Closest to the Pin prize on hole four of the Wild Wild West Golf Tournament!  We were super excited to not only receive donations for the competition, but also the club gave CASI 1/2 the raffle proceeds for a grand total of nearly $850!  This is the third year that Annette Ramirez and EVWGC has graciously invited CASI to participate with the tournament and we are so thrilled!  Thank you, everyone!!
Congratulations to Pups Graduate, Lucy!
"Hi, I'm two year old Lucy! 
 I'm a recent graduate of the PUPS Program, where I learned how to socialize with other dogs. 

I am as sweet as pie, but just like all sugary things, I have a bit of energy, so an outgoing family would be best.  When I was at Pups learning to be a social butterfly, I also learned basic commands.  Because I'm so active, I'd do best in a home without small children or cats.
I am eager to please and very motivated by treats! 
Please come by and say hello!  
~ CASI Critter Fixer! ~
CASI has launched its spay/neuter voucher program to help low income pet owners.    Thank you Lone Mountain Veterinary Hospital, Quail Ridge Animal Hospital, and Sierra Veterinary Hospital for being a part of this really important team!

The Carson Animal Services Initiative is making low-cost spay neuter vouchers available to low-income pet owners in the Carson City area.  The vouchers can be used at participating veterinarian offices.  This will allow low-income pet owners to have a cat spayed or neutered for only $25 and a dog for $50.
If your ZIPCODE begins with 897 and you participate in any of the following benefit programs, you're eligible for CASI Critter Fixer: 
  • NV Checkup
  • Medicaid
  • Social Security Disability
  • SNAP/Quest card (food stamps)
  • Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
  • Approval of your child's free or low cost school lunch
  • Current Unemployment Insurance recipient verification
If you don't participate in any of these benefits, but your income is below $1,485 per month, you may still qualify for this low-cost spay/neuter program.
Through CASI Critter Fixer, you can get a voucher to help pay the cost of spaying/neutering your dogs or cats and get them vaccinated for rabies if they need it.   To learn more, just call 775-400-7379.
Speaking of spay/neuter...
Kitty Help Needed!
  NHS is looking for volunteers to help with their TNR (trap, neuter, return) 
feral kitty program.  
The group meets on Monday nights at NHS at 8 pm.  Be part of a team to help trap and transport feral kitties.  

If you can join in the adventure, call Kylee and let her know you're coming! 
Even one Monday a month can make a huge difference!
Please contact NHS at 887-2171, 
or Lisa Schuette at 671-2413 for more information.
Join us October 1st for our Autumn Bingo.
Doors open at 11:30,  Games begin at 12:30
Buy in $10, addl packets $5,  Special games $1

Carson Senior Center, 
911 Beverly Drive.
Snack bar, free raffles, and gifts...
all for a great cause.
If you'd like more information on playing or ways you can help with bingo, 
call George at 
775-721-2924 or Lisa at 775-671-2413. 
A Woofs, Wine and Whiskers Thank You!!
On Saturday, August 19th, CASI hosted our yearly Woofs, Wine and Whiskers.
We would like to thank the wonderful businesses and individuals who donated their products,  time and skills to help CASI put on another great event.  

Pooch Plunge Pool Party!
Get 96 tail wagging goofballs to a pool party and there is no way you can't smile!  
Thank you, Carson Aquatics Center, for letting our furry friends have the best day ever! 

 Another fun week at Barracuda!
Once again, CASI staffed the admissions trailer at the Barracuda Golf Tournament, and we thank everyone who came out to volunteer! 

Shelter Celebration Tile Special! 
To help celebrate the one year anniversary of the new shelter, 
our 3 x 12 tile is on sale for $250 now through the end of the year!
Make a dedication, acknowledge a special person,
 furry friend, or give a one of a kind gift. 

Consider purchasing an engraved paver, tile, or gift certificate. 
$100 paver front walkway
(3 x 12) inside tile ~ Now $250!    regularly $300
(12 x 12) inside tile $500
(12 x 12) inside CUSTOM tile $1000
For more information on paver/tile purchase call Patti at 775-720-4048
for gift certificate purchase (any amount) call Lisa at 775-671-2413

CASI's next meeting is October 17. 
Please join us at the new shelter in the 
CASI Community Room, 5:30 - 6:45 pm.  
Everyone is Welcome!

Carson Animal Services Initiative 
Phone: 775-671-2413
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