Carson Animal Services Initiative founder and chair Lisa Schuette will be the guest speaker at the next Rotary Club of Carson City meeting. Guests are invited to attend the meetings which currently take place virtually to comply with COVID-19 directives. Schuette, who is also a Carson City Supervisor, founded CASI to help raise funds for a new animal shelter. Once the shelter was completed, the organization shifted its focus to address the needs of the shelter, such as the purchase of a new animal control vehicle, fencing and installation of a play-yard.
CASI also developed a plan to address pet overpopulation. “We launched our Critter Fixer program to help low-income pet owners spay or neuter their cats and dogs” Schuette said. “More than 500 pets have been spayed or neutered, directly impacting the number of animals surrendered to shelters. I look forward to sharing information about Critter Fixer and CASI’s other community outreach projects with the Rotarians. I also hope anyone interested in learning more about CASI will join us online as well.”
The meeting takes place Tuesday, March 2, at 12:30 P.M. Anyone interested in attending via ZOOM should contact Peter Fishburn at email@example.com. To learn more about the Rotary Club of Carson City visit www.carsonrotary.org, and to learn more about CASI visit http://www.friendsofcasi.org.