For Immediate Release
PR #:1400011
Date Issued:Feb 10, 2014 - 8:43am

Washoe County Regional Animal Services seeks Animal Rescue Team Volunteers

CONTACT:Barry Brode
Manager, Regional Animal Services
Office: (775) 328-2142

Washoe County Regional Animal Services is currently looking for volunteers to join their Animal Rescue Team.

Animal Rescue Team members are a group of well-trained, dedicated volunteers who assist Animal Services staff during times of disaster, help out during special events and participate in day-to-day operations.  

When animals are threatened as part of a natural disaster or other emergency, Animal Rescue Team members work side-by-side with Animal Control Officers to help with the evacuation and care of animals that are in the path of danger. Members are also required to work eight shifts per year at the shelter and eight shifts per year on patrol with Animal Control Officers. 

Applications are now available online at or at the front desk of the Animal Services Facility located at 2825-A Longley Lane in Reno.  Business hours are 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and present a valid driver’s license.

The application deadline is February 25, 2014. Applications may be turned in at the Animal Services Facility or emailed to

Volunteers are required to attend a series of four Saturday training classes. Classes are scheduled from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. on March 1, March 15, March 29, and April 12, 2014.

For more information on the role and requirements for Animal Rescue Team volunteers, visit .

The Washoe County Sheriff's Office celebrated 150 years of proud service and community partnership in 2011. Sheriff Chuck Allen is the 26th person elected to serve as the Sheriff of Washoe County. His office continues to be the only full service public safety agency operating within northern Nevada and is responsible for operating the consolidated detention facility, regional crime lab, Northern Nevada Regional Intelligence Center, Internet Crimes against Children Task Force, court security, service of civil process and traditional street patrols.

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