Heaven Can Wait Animal Society
We're dedicated to improving quality of life for cats & dogs through spay/neuter services, quality veterinary care, & advocacy! 💙
Heaven Can Wait Animal Society is Las Vegas’s leading animal welfare nonprofit organization focusing on eliminating the unnecessary euthanasia of dogs and cats. We focus on providing; high-quality, high-volume, affordable spay, neuter, and wellness services; high-impact adoption and foster programming; and community outreach and education. Since their founding in 2000, HCW has provided spay, neuter, and vaccination services to over 175,000 cats and dogs. We estimate these efforts have kept over half a million animals off the streets and out of shelters and rescues.
Heaven Can Wait’s Spay and Neuter Clinic treats an average of 1,000 dogs and cats a month, providing pets and community cats affordable, lifesaving spays, neuters, and vaccines. We are able to maintain the highest safety standards, operate with experienced and passionate veterinary staff, and keep prices affordable thanks to generous donor support. HCW is one of the only organizations in Las Vegas helping to control pet overpopulation and keep animals in homes where they’re loved.
Heaven Can Wait’s Pups on Parole Program is a prison dog training program providing medical care, socialization, rehabilitation, and training to dogs that would be considered “at risk” in a traditional shelter environment. Often taking in dogs presenting checkered pasts, medical issues, or those who are in desperate need, the Pups on Parole program pairs them with an inmate at the local women’s correctional facility to train them to become ideal doggy citizens. Hundreds of inmates have benefitted from the program, some calling it “life-changing", and thousands of dogs have found new, loving homes.
There are an estimated 200,000 free-roaming cats in the Las Vegas Valley. HCW’s Community Cat Clinic serves those cats who have no access to care and may never even receive any in their lifetime. With the goal of ending community cat suffering and over-population, we work with volunteers and organizations that trap these cats so they can receive spay, neuter, and vaccine services along with lifesaving veterinary care for the many illnesses and wounds they present. We are the city’s primary resources for these community cat services.
Heaven Can Wait’s Wellness Clinic is our most recent program. As our community’s need for affordable veterinary care grows, they work to fill that need by providing low-cost preventative care for pets. Here, pets are able to receive diagnostic, treatment, and outpatient procedures at a much lower cost. These efforts prevent illnesses that could incur incredible veterinary costs for families. With the goal of keeping pets happy and healthy with their families and out of shelters, HCW provides these services for families who may feel they have run out of options for medical care.
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