#OpenArmsChallenge 2023

Town of Truckee Animal Services is participating in the Open Arms Challenge 2023. The goal of this Challenge is to increase inclusivity and provide a welcoming environment for all staff (paid and unpaid) and community members; and keeping pets with people when possible. Entering this challenge reflects Animal Services desire to intentionally connect with all areas of the community and our willingness to listen to what the community wants and needs. We have already made changes to our website, forms, and brochures to be in both Spanish and English. All staff has been trained has been certified in Crisis Intervention & De-escalation Training, and we participate in industry wide calls to promote a welcoming environment for all. 

This Challenge is funded by Adopt a PetCalifornia for All AnimalsMaddie’s Fund®Michelson Found Animals Foundation and Ryan Animal Rescue Foundation and in collaboration with AdoptimizeAmerican Pets Alive!ASPCAThe Association for Animal Welfare AdvancementBest Friends Animal SocietyBISSELL Pet FoundationThe Community Cats PodcastCompanions and Animals for Reform and Equity (CARE)CuddlyGreater Good CharitiesHeARTS SpeakHumane Society of the United StatesMaddie's® Million Pet ChallengeNational Animal Care and Control AssociationPetco LovePetfinder FoundationPetSmart Charities and Shelter Animals Count.