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Hearts Alive Village

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals, Veterinary Services

Mission: This mission of Hearts Alive Village is to nurture a compassionate society where animals are supported both in their homes and on their journey to find a home.

Results: To date Hearts Alive Village has helped find homes for thousands of dogs and cats, as well as we strive to keep pets in homes by providing needed resources, such as medical and food access to those who love their pets, but can't afford the rising costs of care. It truly does takes a village!

Target demographics: nurture a compassionate society where animals are supported both in their homes and on their journey to find a home.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 1,730 dogs and cats, 560 children, 32 Veterans, 322 pet parents, 10 local organizations

Geographic areas served: Las Vegas, Nevada

Programs: A pet food pantry, funds for medical care, a low-cost, full-service veterinary clinic, rescue and adoption services, Veteran assistance, Humane Education for children.

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25 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

What a wonderful experience that keeps on giving We adopted the perfect little feline friend All were wonderful

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HeartsAliveVillage 10/21/2020

Congratulations! So glad you found your fur baby

Board Member

Rating: 5

Hearts Alive Village rescue has helped so many in need. The programs are created for the most vulnerable, sick, old and emergency situations. Thousands of lives have been saved from hard work, dedication and support of the volunteers and the community. They are an exemplary organization, run with passion, integrity and honesty. Las Vegas is blessed to have such a wonderful rescue team.

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HeartsAliveVillage 10/21/2020

Thank you for your kind words and for everything you do for the animals!

Client Served

Rating: 5

We had the most amazing adoption process! Once we were approved to get Buddy, the cat, we received photos and video snaps from his foster mom weekly. She even sent a video of Buddy singing "Happy birthday" to my son! The actual adoption went as smooth as possible and because Buddy was loved so much before we got him, the transition to his new forever home wasn't even stressful for any of us! Thank you for the experience and our kitten!

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HeartsAliveVillage 10/21/2020

We are so glad you had a wonderful experience and found your new baby! Love the photo : )

Client Served

Rating: 5

What an amazing rescue! My husband & I moved to Henderson, NV about 3 years ago. We learned so much about animal rescue & Hearts Alive Village from our neighbor Amy, who was fostering for them at that time. When the pandemic hit this year, there was great concern that many pets were going to be turned into animal rescues & shelters due to people being unable to feed them or provide medical treatment for them. Many foster homes were going to be needed for those pets! My husband & I decided we would try fostering. It has been 10+ years since either of us has had a pet. Since it had been so many years, Amy told us she would find the perfect pet for our first fostering experience. We knew we wanted a dog, but that was about it. A few weeks later, Amy informed us she found us a dog. Her name was Sugar & she was a 13 year old Boxer. Just looking at her you could see she was malnourished & her nails were incredibly long. HAV took her to a vet & had her checked out. Besides needing a dental cleaning, (and her nails clipped) she was in great shape! It took a bit of time for us to get used to having a dog, and it took Sugar some time to adjust to her new home, but it has all worked out! We have adopted her & couldn't imagine life without her! Some may say we're a "foster failure", but we say it's "foster to furever"! Thank you Amy for finding us the perfect dog, and thank you Hearts Alive Village for rescuing Sugar and the multitude of other animals you rescue! Without Hearts Alive Village & Amy (who is now Director of Operations for Hearts Alive Village), we would not have our sweet Sugar! Thank you Hearts Alive Village for being the Pet Disaster relief center & feeding the 1000's of pets you have fed (and continue to feed) through this pandemic. Thank you for working so hard on the low cost Animal Clinic. I know it's been a lot of work so far, but just thinking about how many pets you're going to be able help with everything from immunizations to spays / neuters and assisting pet owners with other medical issues so the pets can stay in their homes & out of shelters (or worse situations), it's so with it! You are truly an amazing group of people! Sugar's before & after picture....and here's her right now!

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HeartsAliveVillage 10/21/2020

Thank you for giving Sugar a wonderful home and for all of your kind words!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have adopted a few kitties from Hearts Alive Village over the years, and I must say that they are one of the best non-profits out there simply because of how much they care about the animals and their clients alike. They go above and beyond to save as many lives as possible and they have an amazing team that I believe can take on anything! I have much respect for all of their hard, hard work they have done over the years and for saving thousands of pets, strays, and ferals. I understand, It is NOT an easy job. It can't be. But, they get up every day and make things happen for so many lost souls that it makes their effort so very worth while, and so very much appreciated by animal lovers such as myself. I am beyond thankful to have my babies in my life, and Hearts made that possible through their unshakable commitment to rescue.

Their work is so extremely important, even if people in our community don't always realize it. Hearts Alive works hard to keep pets in homes by offering affordable veterinary care so that people don't have to surrender their pets if they can't afford a surgery or any other form of treatment. Not to mention, we live in a city with the highest intake of animals to the humane society and other rescues/shelters in the country (!!), and for that reason alone, Hearts Alive has sadly become a necessity. We need them so badly, and they step up to the plate every time! Thank you for all you do for our precious community of animals. Thank you.

I know you will never stop. Even when it seems impossible, even when you get tired, even when the going gets tough... And THAT is a sign of a true hero. You have made a difference in countless lives. YOU ARE the difference. Never stop.

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HeartsAliveVillage 10/07/2020

Thank you for your kind words and for your support. We couldn't do what we do without people like you!

Client Served

Rating: 5

It was an amazing experience to adopt my new little baby from this wonderful organization
The foster family was great and we connected instantly
I recommend everyone to adopt from Hearts Alive village
If I have to adopt again I will definitely go there

Thank you

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HeartsAliveVillage 10/07/2020

We are so happy that you found your baby here! Thank you for the kind words and for saving a life!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hearts Alive is one of the most caring, and personable organization I have been involved with. What they do for all of these cats and dogs is fantastic! My wife and I fostered 5 kittens and while it was sometimes overwhelming, we felt supported throughout the entire process. Hearts Alive made it easy to work with them and help nurture and find the kittens great homes. We even kept 2 of the kittens as they completely won us over.

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HeartsAliveVillage 10/07/2020

Thank you so much for fostering (and falling in love)! We are grateful for your support!

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Rating: 5

This place is so amazing and they do so much to help animals in need!

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HeartsAliveVillage 10/06/2020

Thank you so much!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Over the years I've volunteered/fostered for multiple rescues who do a good job saving animals. What sets HEARTS ALIVE apart is the amazing variety of programs they've put in place to support animals staying in their homes. Working with the VA, offering food and veterinary service to those who could not otherwise afford to keep their pets are just two of many ways they are supporting the community and saving animals. In addition, the number of kittens they save from the streets, vetted, neutered and found homes for is mind boggling to me! They clearly have people who not only care, but put their hearts and souls into what they do. And I'm particularly thankful that they took in the 11 year old chihuahua I adopted a couple years ago. At 13-1/2, he's a bright spot that's gotten me through a really tough year!

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HeartsAliveVillage 10/06/2020

Thank you so much! We hope your fur baby is doing well

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I’ve been volunteering with shelters and rescues for 15 years, but I have never worked with a more compassionate, dedicated, loving, friendly and organized rescue group than I have with Hearts Alive Village. I started doing adoptions 5 years ago with them and have done different volunteer opportunities since. There are so many options! I have also fostered and (failed:) a few times. See Zuri and Muriel❤️ I’m so grateful for the animals I’ve come in contact with and the lifetime friendships I have formed. Hearts Alive is truly a special organization helping so many animals and people in the community.

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HeartsAliveVillage 09/23/2020

Thank you, Danielle! We are so grateful to have you on the team!!!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered at Havlv for about five years and always enjoy my time there. They work so hard to keep the animals healthy and happy while they are with us. We are looking forward to the opening of the low cost clinic that our community needs. We continue to provide free food to people in need. All of our volunteers are there for the animals and enjoy our time providing for them.

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HeartsAliveVillage 09/23/2020

Thank you for all your hard work!

Client Served

Rating: 5

The staff is friendly and easy to work with. We fostered for 6 weeks before adopting. The team stayed in touch and made sure things were going well. The it came time to adopt, the process was simple. The also have all etc supplies we need for 'our boys."

I highly recommend checking them out for all pet supply needs, fostering or adoption needs.

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HeartsAliveVillage 09/23/2020

Thank you for the kind words! Give the boys a kiss for us

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I’ve been a volunteer with Hearts Alive (although medically sidelined for the past year ☹️) since the opening of the Adoption center/Pet Supply Store. I have volunteered with other organizations while Active Duty around the US and in Italy and by far the best is Hearts Alive.
They keep adding programs for where they see a need. Pet food pantry during the housing crisis years ago, helpIng owners keep their pets by supplying pet supplies to those in need. Our Cat programs have exponentially grown every year with the horrid kitten seasons we have here that continue to grow. Cat adoption centers for ones we have pulled from the local kill shelter or owner surrendered after fully vetting them. Chi of Hearts to rescue and fully vet chihuahuas that are flooding our kill shelter. One close to my heart as a veteran is our Charlie Mike program to help veterans with obtaining and keeping companion animals. To our upcoming Veterinary Clinic offering low cost animal care to those in need. These are just a few of the programs or fingers of this organization.
No other organization that I have ever volunteered with has the scope of animal welfare activity as this one does. They are always in the forefront of animal care and welfare for the Las Vegas valley.

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HeartsAliveVillage 09/23/2020

Thank you so much for your kind words and all your hard work!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a volunteer and supporter for HAVLV. Been with the rescue since the beginning. I love our rescue. We have been helping our community through so many programs. One of my favorite is Kendal’s cupboard. A program that helps people in need feed their pets. We have programs to foster a pet. This helps get a rescued animal into a home setting. We have a thrift store and a store with food and supplies.
The reason to love HAVLV is because we love animals. We our going to open soon a low cost Veternary center.
Yes I adopted 2 cats from HAVLV. They were both seniors. Bart who we gave so much love for the 8 months we had him.
Now I have an 13 year old tuxedo name Mr Bojangles. He is a great addition to 2 female cats in the household.
I can’t say enough about our rescue. Maybe I enjoy the people❤️
Lol come by on Thursday mornings. I would love to tell more.

Clayton W.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This group works their tails off to help pets big and small.

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HeartsAliveVillage 09/22/2020

Thank you!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

What a wonderful nonprofit, helping so many people and pets. Truly...their hearts are in everything they do 100%! Congratulations on the soon-to-be opening of the first Nevada nonprofit veterinarian clinic and wellness center! WOW!

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HeartsAliveVillage 09/22/2020

Thank you for your kind words! We couldn't do it without our wonderful community.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Hearts Alive is the best. I was trying to figure what food to give my dog and their adoption center was so helpful. They are always so friendly. I am hoping to foster for them.

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HeartsAliveVillage 09/22/2020

We are so glad you found the right food for your pup! Thank you for shopping with us and supporting us.

Donor

Rating: 5

Hearts Alive Village Las Vegas is so much more than just a rescue. They help the community by assisting people that are having trouble feeding or taking their pets to the vet among many other things. It’s always nice to visit the animals and chat with the volunteers. I love what they do.

Mallory D.2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Hearts Alive Village constantly amazes me with their dedication to helping our communities animals! From running a large adoption center (and a remote one in a local Petsmart), to providing food for families with pets in need, to offering a low cost pet goods shop staffed with extremely helpful and knowledge staff - from top to bottom they far exceed the expectations of any shelter or rescue. They also helped me find my best furrend! Thank you HAV!

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HeartsAliveVillage 09/22/2020

Thank you for the amazing review! So glad you found your best furrend!!!

Elisabeth D.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted our chiweenie Eliza through HALV, and it was a wonderful experience. She was so well cared for by HALV before she came into our lives, and adopting her was a smooth and easy process. I highly recommend HALV. They do fantastic work!

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HeartsAliveVillage 09/22/2020

Thank you so much for saving Eliza and giving her a good home!!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This charity does so much to help animals and their owners in Las Vegas. They help offset medical and food costs for pet owners who can’t afford such expenses to ensure those pets can stay where they are loved. They even have a cat village where kitties roam free and get the attention they crave! Most importantly, they hooked me up with my latest rescue, Boo Dylan. He’s the sweetest boy who loves his new family and who brings joy to our lives daily. Thank you HAVLV!

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HeartsAliveVillage 09/22/2020

Thank you so much! We are so glad that you've got Boo Dylan in your life now. He deserves a wonderful family!

Kathi K.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

What an amazing team. They are patient, understanding and warriors. They offer so many valuable resources to our community. I got to foster two sister corgi-chis (that's what I call them, not sure it's an official way to refer to them) for a month and they made the process so easy. And I love their resale shop too.

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HeartsAliveVillage 09/22/2020

Thank you for fostering and shopping with us!

Dan S.10

Client Served

Rating: 5

I wanted to foster a dog during Covid uncertainty. That is how I met Buster. The staff is so friendly. They are quick to help and always available. I failed fostering and adopted him. Hearts Alive helps dogs and cats that nobody else will.....seniors!! Thank you ALL!!! Dilbert (black dog) has grown to love Buster (brown dog) as his brother.

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HeartsAliveVillage 09/22/2020

Thank you for fostering and failing! We know Buster will have a wonderful life with you : )

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered my Animal Reiki services for the animals in the care of this non-profit. I've always found the organization to be professional and they truly care about the animals and the community. Everything they do is to help animals.

I recently had a stray kitty move into my yard. I could tell he had been on the street for some time. He was skinny and his fur was a mess, but he was very friendly. I contacted Hearts Alive and they immediately arranged for his medical check. I am now fostering him in my home and they are helping with his food and litter until he can find his perfect forever home.

I've watched Hearts Alive Village grow from a small animal rescue into an organization that is changing lives. They have a center that provides products and information. They opened a food bank to help keep pets in their homes when individuals fall on hard times and can no longer afford to feed them. They are now in the process of opening a full medical clinic in order to offer low-cost veterinary care to people in need.
This rescue is amazing. They are saving animals and helping animals lovers in the community. Wish I could give them 10 stars!!

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HeartsAliveVillage 09/22/2020

Thank you for all you do! We are so glad that kitty wandered into your yard... he couldn't have picked a better foster.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted a one year old female Chihuahua. Joel brought her to our home as he inspected our home and talked to us we fell in love with our new sweet baby girl. He told us we could keep her with us for a few days to see how things would go. We fell in love and Joel came back here in two days and we signed the adoption papers. I would recommend Hearts Alive Village to everyone looking for a new family pet. Thank you Hearts Alive and Joel for everything. Debbie

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HeartsAliveVillage 09/22/2020

We are so glad you found your baby! Thank you so much for saving a life.