Hearts Alive Village Animal Rescue Teams Up with Vodka Company and Downtown Bar to Save the Lives of Innocent Animals
With 2022 on the horizon, Hearts Alive Village is working with Hera the Dog Vodka and ReBAR to raise much-needed funds for local animals. The rescue is releasing a 2022 calendar filled with adoptable animals shot at the iconic downtown bar. All proceeds from the calendar’s sale will support the rescue’s life-saving efforts.
Hearts Alive Village has been at the forefront of animal welfare in Las Vegas since 2014. While their rescue program has saved more than 6,200 animals, their community support initiatives have prevented thousands from ever entering the local shelter or rescues in the first place.
They are excited to team up with two philanthropically-minded businesses to continue saving lives into the new year. “We were thrilled when Hera approached us to help raise funds for the animals,” said Christy Stevens, Founder and Executive Director of Hearts Alive Village. “When ReBAR joined in on the collaboration, we knew this was going to be special!”
Hera the Dog Vodka is a vegan vodka company that began in California as a way for animal rescuers, Julia Pennington and Allison Lange, to provide much-needed funds to animals outside of their reach. “Hera was inspired by our passion to help animals along with the belief that a business can be an incredible source for social impact,” said Pennington. “My nephew and niece-in-law own and operate a well-respected distillery in Nashville, and while speaking to my brother a couple of years ago about how we wanted to create a sustainable funding source to help animals, the idea to marry vodka and animal rescue was born.”
Hera is now available in Las Vegas and supporting Hearts Alive at The VIP Bungalow Suites at The Cosmopolitan Hotel, Lotus of Siam, ReBAR, and Total Wine. Currently, $1 from every bottle sold goes to benefit rescue organizations in the communities in which it is sold, with the long-term goal to donate 50 percent of profits to help wildlife, companion and farmed animals and provide free spay/neuter and emergency veterinary care. ReBAR is the first Las Vegas bar to include Hera on their menu.
ReBar, is an iconic downtown bar whose walls are lined with antiques, slot machines, classic video games, beer steins, and more… all available for sale. Owner Derek Stonebarger dreamed of opening this type of establishment for years, but it wasn’t until he was diagnosed with cancer that he took the leap. Now, he’s focused on the future and supporting this growing community.
“Our Charitable Cocktails program has teamed up with several different nonprofits over the past 5 years,” said ReBAR Manager Shani Garrett. “Everyone here is a huge fan of animals so partnering with a vodka that donated to animal rescue was a no-brainer.” The Dogscow Mule is a signature drink created with Hera the Dog Vodka to support Hearts Alive Village. A percentage of every cocktail is donated to the rescue. “When we decided to work together, I thought doing a photoshoot in the bar would be a fun way to get animals adopted,” said Garrett. With the help of world-renowned photographer Eric Toliver, the Hearts Alive Village 2022 Calendar was born.
Calendars are now available for purchase at the rescue’s Adoption Center and Pet Supply Store (1750 S. Rainbow Blvd # 4) for $25 or they can be ordered and shipped through their website https://heartsalivevillage.org/2022-calendar/. All proceeds will help rescue animals in need of a new home, and assist families in need of support.
About Hearts Alive Village
Hearts Alive Village Las Vegas (HAVLV) is a 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to nurture a compassionate society where animals are supported both in their homes and on their journey to find a home. The multidimensional organization provides a variety of programs including; Kendall’s Kupboard, a pet food pantry, and Charlie Mike, a program that supports veterans and their pets. Programs also include the Foster & Adoption Program where strays, animals acquired from shelters, and owner surrenders are placed in foster homes until forever homes are secured. The Humane Education program delivers information in a fun way to kids about pet ownership, safety, and empathy. The Pet Supplies retail location sells pet food and new and gently used pet items such as toys, beds and more. Hearts Alive Village also operates a low-cost wellness clinic offering the highest-quality veterinary services including spay and neuter, microchipping, surgeries, vaccinations, wellness visits, geriatric care, and more.
For more information about HAVLV or to make a donation, adopt a pet, or volunteer, please call 702-885-4309, visit HeartsAliveVillage.org or follow on Instagram @heartsaliveanimalrescue and Facebook at Hearts Alive Village Las Vegas.