Founded in 1999, High Sierra Animal Rescue's mission is to rescue homeless, adoptable pets—mainly dogs but some cats—and to provide them with the care they need until they can be placed in permanent, loving homes.
To date the organization has rescued more than 3,000 animals. Its key focus is managing the local animal population through aggressive spay and neuter programs, humane education and responsible pet ownership. It works through coalitions and formal agreements with other rescue groups to improve the adoption process.
Featured are eight-month-old Husky-Akita littermates Meadow and Longley. They came into High Sierra in mid April, extremely shy and under-socialized, having apparently had little or no contact with humans. At HSAR, staff and volunteers were alerted to the time and attention that these dogs would require, and a program was implemented immediately to introduce mental, emotional, and physical stimulation along with human contact. As a result, Meadow, a female, and Longley, a male, have both shown extreme improvement in their ability to connect with humans. Meadow was featured as “pet of the week” at a Reno, Nev. television station. Through dedication to the care and welfare of all animals that come into its shelter, HSAR will continue to work with these dogs until they can be placed into their forever, loving homes.