Local Truckee residents Rick and Nancy Holliday, founders and owners of Holliday Development, have donated an apartment in downtown Truckee to the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe (HSTT). The house, to be called the Holliday House, will be rented to HSTT for $1 per year. Inspired by Holliday Development’s generous donation, and in support of the Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe’s essential work in our community, Tahoe Getaways has committed to provide professional vacation rental management services at Holliday House free of charge. From property preparation and maintenance, to guest assistance and trip planning, these services are the equivalent of a donation of thousands – even tens of thousands – of dollars every year. All proceeds from the home will go directly to the Humane Society.
We are thrilled to have the opportunity to give back to our community in this way. The property is such an amazing spot, and really captures what is special about Truckee. We’re helping to generate contributions for a great cause, while delivering an exceptional experience to guests of the Holliday House.
HSTT envisions the Holliday House will be the start of a program set to grow and sustain their efforts for years to come. Tapping into Truckee’s rental market would create a dynamic source of funding for the Humane Society, while donors could offer rentals for as short or long term as desired making it easy to give back to the community.
This generous gift will help HSTT to provide essential community services. Beyond providing for strays and unwanted pets, HSTT works to ensure every pet adopted is free of preventable communicable diseases and fully vaccinated before introduction into the general pet population. The Hollidays’ gift creates a stable revenue source for the Humane Society and will help ensure the well being of all pets in the community.
“The money raised from this innovative fundraising idea will help us pay for vital animal care programs including community spay and neuter, animal wellness clinics and veterinary expenses,” said Stephanie Nistler, executive director of HSTT. “We are so grateful to Rick and Nancy and Tahoe Getaways for this incredibly generous donation.”
About the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe and the Town of Truckee: The Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe was founded in 1994 by a group of volunteers. Shortly after establishment, the Humane Society and the Town of Truckee became partners and together have become the driving force of animal welfare in our region through rescue, protection, and adoption. The partnership has continued to grow over the past two decades, solidifying a long-standing partnership in September of 2013 by opening the region’s first public animal shelter...together. This facility, located at 10961 Stevens Lane in Truckee, maximizes efficiency and effectiveness by housing the public and private entities under the same roof.
The Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe is saving 100 percent of the community's adoptable homeless pets. In addition they rescue animals from overcrowded shelters whenever space allows.