87°F
weather icon Clear

Tails of Nye County celebrates grand opening

On a bright and crisp November morning with the sun beaming brightly in the sky and a sense of celebration in the air, a throng of local animal lovers gathered.

Volunteers, patrons and supporters of all kinds came together, united in a single purpose – boosting Tails of Nye County, a nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing pet overpopulation through its spay and neuter programs.

The morning included several exciting elements, with a grand opening in honor of Tails of Nye County’s new office and a ribbon cutting to memorialize the organization’s membership in the Pahrump Valley Chamber of Commerce.

In addition to raising awareness for the organization’s mission with these ceremonies, Tails of Nye County also raised funding by hosting a two-day yard sale that drew a steady crowd of residents in search of unique treasures. The event concluded as a very successful endeavor and members of the nonprofit were delighted when all was said and done. Abundant thanks were extended to Pahrump Rentals, Pahrump Valley Properties, Nevada Realty and all those who donated and helped make the event possible.

Tails of Nye County volunteer Nancy Guin, whose focus is fundraising and community awareness, reported that the event brought in a total of $4,411. This money will go a long way toward supporting the group’s programs, which include assisting people with the cost of spay and neuter services for their four-legged family members and a trap, neuter, release program for feral felines roaming the streets. “We really appreciate the community’s support,” Guin said with gratitude.

The new location is a big step forward for the organization. Guin explained that prior to securing the office, the group did not have formal premises.

“This is the first time we have had an office and we all love it. In the past we worked out of Denise’s house and garage,” Guin detailed, referring to Tails of Nye County President Denise Scherer. While several of the volunteers still perform various functions from their own homes, such as making flyers or utilizing eBay, the bulk of the work has now shifted to the new office, helping provide a smoother operation overall.

Get involved

One of the most important components of Tails of Nye County is the volunteer force, as the organization does not have any paid staff. Volunteering is simple, Guin said, with no specific time or activity requirements. Anyone wishing to lend a hand can do so, in whatever area they choose and there are many avenues one can explore to help out.

“Volunteers can spend as much time or as little as they want,” Guin said. “We need people to help with the dog spay and neuter program, eBay, trapping feral cats, transporting cats to Las Vegas, fostering kittens, collecting donations, pricing donations for sale, handing out flyers, obtaining items for raffles, selling raffle tickets, working on grants, working events, and general bookkeeping and paperwork.”

For those looking for other ways to assist the nonprofit, Guin said educating the community is key and of course, fundraising is always a major focus. “People could spread the word on the importance and benefits of spay and neutering pets,” Guin stated of how locals could aid the group. “We can always use money donations, raffle items and yard sale items as well. Tails of Nye County is also in need of a large storage container/Conex box to store our donations.”

The new office is at 520 East St. in Pahrump.

For more information on volunteering, donating or to arrange to receive spay and neuter or trap and release assistance from Tails of Nye County email info@tailsofnyecounty.com or call 702-306-3245. More information can also be found at www.tailsofnyecounty.com

Contact reporter Robin Hebrock at rhebrock@pvtimes.com

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
THE LATEST
Pahrump Community Library reopens today

The Pahrump Community Library will reopen its doors to the public today, Wednesday, June 3, but when visiting, the experience will be quite a bit different than it once was, with several new temporary guidelines in place, all in the name of health and safety in face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

PVHS holds ‘uncommon’ graduation ceremonies

Unorthodox, uncommon and unconventional would be three apt terms to describe graduation activities at Pahrump Valley High School this year.

Warmline launched as health workers’ resource

The toll-free phone line, administered by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Medicine, in partnership with the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health, will serve as a confidential mental health resource for health care professionals to seek support before they have reached a crisis point.

Mining companies continue to help fund small businesses

A group of Nevada mining companies are digging deep to help small storefront businesses in Nye and Esmeralda counties endure the COVID-19 pandemic. Working with state and local economic development staff, the mines have donated more than $200,000 to help businesses such as the Dinky Diner in Goldfield stay afloat during the emergency.

Tonopah health care provider expands services

Central Nevada Regional Care, a new health care provider in Tonopah, began operations in March and offers walk-in urgent and primary care services seven days a week.

Nevada Health Response releases Phase 2 guidance

Nevada Health Response issued specific guidelines for 16 categories of industries to use as they enter Phase 2 of Gov. Steve Sisolak’s roadmap for reopening the state.

Unemployment claims fall for 4th straight week

Finalized data from the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation show initial claims for unemployment insurance totaled 15,607 for the week ending May 23, down 2,230 claims, or 12.5 percent, compared to last week’s total of 17,837. This is the fourth consecutive week of declines in regular initial claims. Through the week ending May 23, there have been 495,840 initial claims filed in 2020, 474,488 of which have come in the last 11 weeks.

STEVE SEBELIUS: Masks really shouldn’t be political

Although most people agree with the idea of wearing masks in public, they have still become a political symbol in a divided nation.

Nevada Health Response adds testing locator map

As Nevada moves into Phase 2 of its reopening of businesses and social activities statewide, testing for COVID-19 is an important tool for health officials and professionals who are working hard to ensure that anyone who needs a test can get one.

Nye County reopens office, one masked visitor at a time

Nye County announced Monday on its Facebook page that it is, with restrictions, reopening the Planning Department and Building and Safety Division.