Many dogs are not given the opportunity to play which can lead to mental and physical health issues associated with stress. Stress can cause everything from self-mutilation to aggressive behavior and too many things in-between.
Our campaign began with the donation of a few hundred tennis balls that were given out to the community with directions on how to teach dogs to play. For some dogs, the balls were frightening and it took time for play to begin, while for others it was instantly a door to a world of happiness!
Tennis balls allowed both dogs and owners to connect in ways they never had before and more than 5,000 tennis ball donations later, we are continuing to raise awareness while tying this experience to our own urgent needs.
We hope you will share your #TennisBallChallenge videos, pictures and stories with us and donate any amount you can to help our most needy. Homed or stray, Nevis Animal Speak is committed to giving all dogs and cats the medical care they need.
As of April 2019, Nevis Animal Speak has been able to provide low cost spay/neuter and small animal health care for those who need it most. We could not achieve this without the help of our volunteer Vets, Vet Techs and Vet Students. Please check out our Volunteer Vet/Vet Tech program!