April 15, 2023
Town of Truckee Animal Services is participating in the Open Arms Challenge 2023. The goal of this Challenge is to increase inclusivity and provide a welcoming environment for all staff (paid and unpaid) and community members; and keeping pets with people when possible. Entering this challenge reflects Animal Services desire to intentionally connect with all areas of the community and our willingness to listen to what the community wants and needs. We have already made changes to our website, forms, and brochures to be in both Spanish and English. All staff has been trained has been certified in Crisis Intervention & De-escalation Training, and we participate in industry wide calls to promote a welcoming environment for all.
This Challenge is funded by Adopt a Pet, California for All Animals, Maddie’s Fund®, Michelson Found Animals Foundation and Ryan Animal Rescue Foundation and in collaboration with Adoptimize, American Pets Alive!, ASPCA, The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement, Best Friends Animal Society, BISSELL Pet Foundation, The Community Cats Podcast, Companions and Animals for Reform and Equity (CARE), Cuddly, Greater Good Charities, HeARTS Speak, Humane Society of the United States, Maddie's® Million Pet Challenge, National Animal Care and Control Association, Petco Love, Petfinder Foundation, PetSmart Charities and Shelter Animals Count.