Moves are stressful for everyone — including the family pet. Pets can sense stress and a change in routine can be difficult for them. If possible, keep your pets in a quiet, secure area while movers pack up or unload your belongings. Movers will have your door open while they move boxes and furniture, and a pet may slip out the door undetected. Make sure you keep a collar with an ID tag on your pet at all times. Ensure the tag has your current phone number on it. It is also a good idea to microchip your pets. Remember to keep the microchip’s contact information up-to-date. If your pet escapes during any part of your move, you want the animal shelter that scans the chip to be able to contact you.
In Nevada, your pet may face many new dangerous or disease-carrying wild animals, such as squirrels, raccoons, rabbits, snakes, coyotes, bears and more. Do not feed local wildlife, keep pet food out of their reach and secure garbage cans. Many wild animals are opportunistic and will make a meal of pet food or table scraps that are left in unsecured containers. Even bird feeders may attract unwanted pests. Snakes pose another danger and should be left alone. In general, learn to live with and enjoy the wildlife in the area — from a distance. Binoculars are a great way to keep a safe distance from wild creatures and yet enjoy all they have to offer.
Nevada Department of Wildlife
380 West B. St.
Fallon, NV 89406
The Nevada Department of Wildlife is responsible for the restoration and management of fish and wildlife resources, as well as the promotion of boating safety on Nevada’s waters. Divisions include law enforcement, game, fisheries, conservation and education, habitat, wildlife diversity and operations.
For information on hunting and fishing regulations, visit the department’s website.
City of Fallon Animal Services
Animal Shelter 775-423-2282
Police Department 775-423-2111
The Fallon Police Department is responsible for most animal services in the city, including dog bite complaints, dog license issuance, animal shelter operation and stray animal pickups. For information about the shelter, visit https://tinyurl.com/y8nccwx4.
Veterinary services in Churchill County are available; see the Advertiser Directory in this guide to connect with local providers. You can verify a veterinarian and other animal specialists at the Nevada State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners’ website at www.nvvetboard.us.
Pets for Patriots
Pets for Patriots’ vision is to end animal homelessness in the United States while giving our military veterans and their families the greatest “thank you” of all: the extraordinary love of a companion pet. It makes this happen through its nationwide shelter and veterinary networks, military and veteran organizations, and a public that values the lives of both the vulnerable and heroic among us.
To learn more about adopting a pet, visit https://petsforpatriots.org/adopt-a-pet/how-it-works.