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Car dealership hosting animal adoption fair

Towbin Dodge will be hosting a adoption drive for the Animal Foundation this weekend.

The adoption drive will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Towbin Dodge, 275 Auto Mall Drive in Henderson.

The car dealer will host a variety dogs from the Lied Shelter in its showroom in an effort to get people to adopt one. The co-owner of the dealership will also pay for a potion of each adoption fee.

Each year, the Animal Foundation houses more than 45,000 lost, unwanted, neglected and abandoned animals in Las Vegas. It is the largest open-admission animal shelter in Nevada.

Cats With Extra Toes Available for Adoption

Cats With Extra Toes Available for Adoption

The Animal Foundation is offering a deep discount through Monday for people looking to adopt a cat.

The shelter has reached its capacity for cats at its two adoption centers and is offering people $2 off the adoption fee per toe of the cat they are interested in adopting.

While the deal sounds strange, the shelter has received a number of cats with extra toes, otherwise known as polydactyl cats.

Most cats have a total of 18 toes, five on their front paws and four on their back paws. Polydactyl cats have extra toes, usually on their front paws. They are sometimes referred to as Hemingway cats, because Ernest Hemingway's home in Key West was home to dozens of cats with extra toes.

Right now, the shelter has 30 cats with extra toes up for adoption. The deal for those cats is available through the end of business hours Monday. Other cats without extra toes are also available for adoption.

Animal Foundation Wins Grand Prize in Shelter Competition

Animal Foundation Wins Grand Prize in Shelter Competition

The Animal Foundation was awarded the $100,000 grand prize and named best in its division in a challenge sponsored by Food Network star Rachel Ray and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

The three-month competition invited 49 animal shelters around the country to compete for a piece of $600,000 in prize money and the $100,000 grand prize by increasing the number of adoptions.

During June, July and August, the competing shelters worked to save more than 12,000 more animals than they did over the same three-month period last year. In all, the shelters saved the lives of more than 56,000 animals.

Half-Off Adoptions at Animal Foundation

Half-Off Adoptions at Animal Foundation

With space running low at its shelter, The Animal Foundation will offer discounted adoptions over the next two weeks.

All cats and dogs more than six months old can be adopted for half the normal price until August 4. The shelter currently has 270 dogs and 110 cats available to adopt.

“More animals enter our shelter in July and August than any other time of year, and we’re filling up quickly,” said Meghan Scheibe with The Animal Foundation.

During the summer months, foundation officials said they can receive more than 200 lost, unwanted, and abandoned animals each day.

Normal dog adoption fees range from $105-250, but during the promotion, adopters can take home a qualifying pup for $52.50-125. Normal cat adoption fees are $80, but will be reduced to $40 during the promotion. All adoption fees include spay/neuter, microchip and up-to-date vaccinations.

Evacuated Pets Can Stay at City Animal Shelter

Evacuated Pets Can Stay at City Animal Shelter

The main animal shelter in Las Vegas is helping people evacuated from the Mt. Charleston wildfire by temporarily housing their pets.

Residents of Kyle Canyon, Trout Canyon and Lee Canyon may drop off their pets at The Animal Foundation, 655 N. Mojave Road, from 10 am - 7 pm.

The shelter will provide space for evacuation pets for the duration of the evacuation orders. Pet owners using the temporary housing must present ID at check-in and provide valid contact information.

As a precaution, evacuation animals will be vaccinated unless residents can provide proof of up-to-date vaccinations. All animals entering the facility will receive a veterinary check and will be fed if owners do not provide food. Owned animals needing medication administered on a daily basis may or may not be admitted to the shelter, and will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Owners of pets housed at the shelter can visit their pets daily from 11 am - 7 pm.

$4 Dog and Cat Adoptions at Shelter's "Petriotic" Weekend

$4 Dog and Cat Adoptions at Shelter's "Petriotic" Weekend

The summer months can be a perfect time to welcome a new family member, and the Animal Foundation is offering great deals for the holiday weekend.

From Thursday to Sunday, the Animal Foundation is celebrating Independence Day with $4 adoption fees on all pets that have been waiting for homes for more than three weeks.

The Animal Foundation’s “Petriotic Weekend” celebrates longtime residents and shelter officials believe more than 60 dogs, cats, and other pets will qualify for the deal.

During the summer months, the shelter can receive more than 200 lost, unwanted, and abandoned animals each day. While some pets are quickly adopted, shelter staff hope this event will encourage people to take a closer look at some of the pets that have been waiting.

Dogs Offered at Name-Your-Own-Adoption-Fee Event

Dogs Offered at Name-Your-Own-Adoption-Fee Event

The Animal Foundation is looking for good homes for the hundreds of dogs it now houses. Which is why it is offering a special Hot Dogs Adopt-a-Thon with a special price.

The shelter is offering a name-your-own-adoption-fee special Thursday. It wants to find good homes for 200 adoptable dogs.

The dog adoption event will be held at two locations: Campus Adoption Center, 655 North Mojave Road and PetSmart Charities Everyday Adoption Center, 286 West Lake Mead Parkway, Henderson.

Normally, adoption fees range between $105 and $250, but under the program, the shelter is letting people willing to adopt to name their own price. All offers by qualified adopters will be accepted.

All dogs at the event are already spayed or neutered, microchipped and vaccinated. A $10 license fee for the city of Las Vegas may apply.

The event is sponsored by online retail giant Zappos.com.