Nonprofit Spotlight: Nevada Humane Society

Nevada Humane Society saves lives. In fact, we have some of the highest lifesaving rates in the country and we are dedicated to a community-wide no-kill mission. We are also the only shelter in the state of Nevada where all pets are welcome, including the old and young, sick and healthy. Ten years ago, our Board of Directors changed the mission of the organization to one of lifesaving. Two years ago, we expanded to Carson City and just three weeks ago, we moved into a brand new shelter there to help pair even more people and pets together. As a non-profit, we accomplish all of this thanks to your donations—because we do not receive funding from government agencies or national animal welfare groups such as The Humane Society of the United States.

Our largest gala of the year, Denim and Diamonds, A Wags & Whiskers Affair, is designed to celebrate the love of pets, educate our supporters on what we do, and of course, raise awareness for the animals. The event is being held this year on Friday, Oct. 21 at Atlantis Casino Resort Spa, so it’s about time to mix and mingle your cowboy boots and diamonds all for a good cause!

Denim and Diamonds will honor the Dianda Family for their selfless giving, love for animals and countless hours of support. The family understands the importance of humane animal treatment and has shared that belief by supporting Nevada Humane Society through financial contributions and unique physical help — such as their partnership with the annual Duck Race & Festival, where the family, along with Q&D Construction, help build a special finish line that traps the winning rubber ducks.

Unique entertainment at Denim and Diamonds is also guaranteed to make you experience a night unlike any other. Corbin Maxey, a 27-year-old national recognized wildlife expert and biologist known from his numerous appearances on “The Today Show,” “Inside Edition,” “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and “The Martha Stewart Show” will feature his talents with a menagerie of pets, ranging from alligators to a tortoise to a skink! For over a decade, Corbin and his reptile friends have been visiting schools, libraries, zoos, aquariums, and private events sharing his love of animals while promoting the respect and appreciation of all nature.

Tickets for Denim and Diamonds are $200 a person; tables of eight are $1,600; and VIP tables of eight with a hosted cocktail reception along with a meet and greet with the Dianda Family and Corbin Maxey are $2,500. All proceeds benefit homeless pets at Nevada Humane Society. For ticket details, please visit Other festivities include silent and live auctions, diamond raffle, dinner, and of course, adoptable pets. The event takes place at Atlantis Casino Resort Spa. Tickets are not available at the door and must be purchased in advance, by Tuesday, Oct. 19.

Events like Denim and Diamonds help us accomplish our mission. We are here to save lives and we are proud to be engaged at the cutting edge of animal welfare. We are recognized as a leader in animal sheltering and stewardship while educating shelters everywhere on best practices. This is lifesaving.

This is Nevada Humane Society.

Kimberly Wade is the Senior Manager of Communications and Events for Nevada Humane Society. She has been with the organization for almost seven years but her passion for animals is lifelong. Kimberly lives with her husband, three cats (one pictured) and three dogs.


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