EVENT: Saving Pets Challenge 2016
The Neenah Animal Shelter has been in existence to humanely care for lost, surrendered, neglected, and abandoned companion animals since 1962. Roughly, 500 cats and dogs are cared for annually. We are a 501c3 organization dedicated to finding permanent homes for these deserving animals.
Whether the animal came to us as a stray, owner surrender, or transfer, our mission is to keep the animal healthy and happy until their forever family comes for them. NAS also works diligently to reunite lost animals with their loving families.
Our LifeFirst™ philosophy is a commitment to never euthanize an animal because of lack of space or funding. NAS believes that if quality of life is not impacted or can be improved then that is what we will do. Recently, we have had a number of special needs animals walk through our doors and we do everything in our power to make them comfortable and loved while in our care.
NAS realizes that some animals are not so happy in a home and that is why we have a barn cat program. This program allows our under socialized cats to be relocated to a barn after being spayed and neutered. Caretakers then provide the cats with food, water, and shelter.
NAS also believes in helping other shelters and rescues by paying it forward. Since NAS does not have the proper housing space for Feline Leukemia positive cats we will work with other shelters that can. In return NAS can transfer in FIV positive cats and dogs from overcrowded shelters. Transfers are strictly only taken in when NAS has the kennel space and will not interfere with taking surrenders and strays from our community.
Our goal is to improve the quality and strength of the bond between people and their pets through education and example. The staff and volunteers of NAS pride themselves on caring for each individual animal as if it were our own.