Animal programs

Help the animals at High Sierra Animal Rescue this Donation Tuesday

Each year, High Sierra Animal Rescue (HSAR) participates in the wonderful tradition of Giving Tuesday. It’s the biggest fundraising day of the year for nonprofits around the world. Giving Tuesday was created in 2012 with a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good.

Photo by Britteny Donney Photography

This November 29, HSAR hopes you will join us in raising $18,000.00. All funds raised will be used to develop a brand new spaying and neutering certificate program for residents of Plumas County. In addition, all donations will be matched, dollar for dollar, up to $18,000.00. This matching donation was provided to HSAR by a supporter and adopter, John Sutko. John loved his dog HSAR Jake and wanted to make a difference for more dogs like her. We are very grateful to John and his family for making this possible.

We would love to provide our community with as many sterilization certificates as possible. Shelters and rescues across the country are struggling to keep up with the number of animals in their care, and Plumas County is no exception. We know neutering is the key to reducing the number of abandoned, neglected, and homeless dogs in our county. Please join in the celebration of Giving Tuesday on November 29 with a one-time or recurring donation to HSAR. We are so grateful to have the opportunity to be here for the dogs we love and hope to make an even bigger difference with this new program. We simply couldn’t do it without the help of our supporters.

Donations can be made online at, by mail HSAR PO Box 548 Portola, CA 96122 or in person at 103 Meadowridge Lane Portola, CA 96122. Thank you!

Sabrina (pictured above left) was just eight months old when she gave birth to our newest litter. We hope to significantly reduce the likelihood of this happening to another puppy in our community. Sabrina and her puppies will be available for adoption once the puppies are weaned and vaccinated according to their age.