Christy Stevens is a 42 year resident of Las Vegas. She spent over 26 yrs building and leading a large format printing company, Pictographics, along side her family. In 2013, after volunteering together at a small local shelter with her daughter Kendall, she discovered that Kendall’s dream was to open an animal sanctuary (something she’d dreamed of herself). Committed to showing her daughter that dreams do come true, she has spent every possible moment building an organization to make the Las Vegas valley a kinder place for pets. Her comprehensive approach to the issue of pet homelessness has spurred the creation of many owner support programs. “Keeping pets out of the shelter in the first place, must be a primary focus of our work” says Stevens.
“As we’ve pulled animals from our local shelter for years, I know that many of them were loved. I know that the person who loved them saw no alternative to give them up because they faced homelessness themselves, food insecurity for their families, and even domestic violence.” Making Hearts Alive Village a resource for pets AND people is a labor of pure love for Christy and her family.