About Us

Fallon Animal Welfare Group was formed in early 2010 by a group of friends concerned about the welfare of dogs and cats in Fallon and Churchill County.

During our first year we provided medical care for the animals in the city shelter, rescued cats and dogs from the shelter, volunteered at the shelter, and did some trap-neuter-return of feral cats.

In January 2011 a local guardian angel stepped forward and took over the provision of medical care for the shelter animals. This was by far our largest expense in 2010, and with the arrival of this angel, we were able to focus our efforts elsewhere.

The majority of dogs entering the Fallon City Shelter are returned to their owner (43%), sent to a rescue in Fallon, Reno, or Lake Tahoe (26%), or adopted (18%). Fewer than 1% of healthy dogs were euthanized in 2010. The same is not true for cats.

In 2009, 59% of cats entering the shelter were euthanized. In 2010, because of a large increase in the number sent to rescues, that dropped to 40%, but that is still far too many.

FAWG is now focused on improving the lives of cats in our communtiy through trap-neuter-return of feral cats, spay/neuter of barn cats/community cats, and intercepting cats and kittens before they enter the shelter. These cats and kittens are spay/neutered, vaccinated, and adopted into forever homes. We have no facility, so all our cats live in foster homes.

We also provide the public with information on spay/neuter, vaccinations, and other aspects of animal care; work with other animal welfare groups; and members still volunteer at the shelter.

We measure the effectiveness of our trap-neuter-return efforts by the number of cats entering the city shelter. As our TNR program shows results, we will expand into other areas of spay/neuter assistance for the community, for both cats and dogs.

Fallon Animal Welfare Group
1951 W. Williams Ave
PMB 377
Fallon, NV 89406
Phone: 775 423-8650

501(c)(3) since 2010