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Bark in the Park is Fallon’s success

Lily is a three-year-old female border collie/Lab mix who would love a home with no cats but she does love other dogs.

Ah, spring is in the air, and another successful Bark in the Park has taken place. It is with profound gratitude that we thank each and every person who made our fund-raising event a success. I realize that every fundraising group is scrambling to augment their funds for scholarships and other goals, but our home grown no-kill shelter is a common goal of everyone.

Yes, CAPS is the brain child of our original “Dirty Dozen” who spearheaded a movement to have a shelter where animals could be protected and cared for without the fear of death. At one time we didn’t have a shelter, but there were five dumps where animals were literally dumped.

Along came Norma Klenakis who envisioned a world where animals were taken care of instead of dumped. Out of her vision grew CAPS, which is the only no-kill shelter in Fallon. Fortunately, we have had community support for this important mission. We thank everyone who helped make this a success story. Please support the following businesses who have supported us. Thanks everyone!


Banner Churchill Community Hospital; Billy Hand, Need a Hand? (Handyman Service); CC Communications; Fallon Nugget/Bonanza; Fallon Veterinary Clinic; Gems by Joyce; Glenn the Mover; Kim Lamb Photography; Lahontan Valley News; Lahontan Valley Veterinary Clinic; Lone Tree Ranches; Mackedon Erquiaga, P.C; Ron Fritcher, Make-Shift Studio; Out West Buildings.;; US Bank; Valley Distributors Inc; and Western Nevada Veterinary Services.


Alyce Morerno, Jody Amos, Alisha Hill, Chelsie Bell, Ambiance Salon & Boutique; American Car Wash; Bassham Furniture; Big R; Billy Hand Handyman Services; CC Communications; Christenson Automotive; Crystal Cleaners; Dave’s Automotive; Doreen’s Desert Rose Florist; Fallon Veterinary Clinic; Gems by Joyce; Holiday Inn Express; Holliwood Hair and Nails; Integrity Pest Management; Jamberry Nails; Jimmy’s and Sons, KD Automotive; Lahontan Valley Veterinary Clinic; Louie’s; Lula Roe; Marshall’s Septic Care; One Bite At A Time; Oasis Bowl; Pearl’s Bakery; Relay for Life; Sheep to Shawl; Tedford Tire and Auto Service; The Depot; The Wok; Two Sisters & A Hook; and Western Nevada Veterinary Services.


Pat Bavier, Pat Bain, Billy and Rita Hand, Linda Martinez, Kathleen and Joe Miller, Megan Peterson and Debbie Saugstad,


Banner Churchill Community Hospital; Beth Edwards, Jamberry Nails; Delphine Arizana, Indian Tacos; Debra Del Larson,Tupperware, Eva Bjanson; Janet Henry, crafts; Julie Lynch, Doltetta; Ken Brusda, Christian art; Megan Peterson, Henna artist; One Bite At a Time; Out


Lily is a three-year-old female border collie/Lab mix who was fostered until she gave birth to eight puppies assisted by our staff. She is a bit shy at first but warms up to attention. Lily would love a home with no cats but she does love other dogs. Lily is cute girl and she would love to meet you.


Volunteers to walk dogs or play with cats. We have enthusiastic dogs and cats just waiting to meet you. Call Rita at 775-423-7500 for details.

Aluminum cans, which we recycle to augment our shelter funds. We are unable to pick up cans because of trailer problems, but please continue to save them


Steve Ranson and the Lahontan Valley News for advertising Bark in the Park. Thank you for giving CAPS a voice in the community. We especially appreciate you coming out to see the 5K walk/run. A Four Paws Salute to you!

The folks who have donated to our puppy fund. Our puppies are getting bigger and will soon be able to find their forever homes. Thank you for your help!

Our dedicated board of directors who spent endless hours organizing and planning Bark in the Park. Wags and Kisses to you!


CAPS will be at Walmart Tomorrow with our Kissin’ Booth and an eager smooching pooch. Come by to get your smooch. We will also have caps, short-sleeved T-shirts, hoodies and sweatshirts, so please check them out after you have been smooched.


Mr. and Mrs. Keebler for their donations of blankets and dog toys. We appreciate all the comfort items for our guests.


May Pet Holidays:

Puppy Mill Action Week

Flower Tree Nursery will be raffling a 20-gallon tree of your choice on June 15, and the winner doesn’t have to be present to win. The raffle tickets are available at Flower Tree, and they are $1 for one ticket and $5 for six tickets.

Fallon Animal Welfare Group (FWAG) will be having their annual yard and plant sale on today and Saturday 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Allen Road. Storage, unit #51.


CAPS’ mailing address is P.O. Box 5128, Fallon, NV 89407. CAPS’ phone number is 775-423-7500. CAPS’ email address is Please visit the CAPS website ( and Facebook page (Churchill Animal Protection Society). Be sure to “Like” CAPS on Facebook because we are really likable. CAPS is open to the public on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Do you have questions, comments or a great story? Contact me

Kathleen Williams-Miller, a CAPS volunteer, contributed this week’s column.