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Animal Foundation Hosting First Family Picnic

Animal Foundation Hosting First Family Picnic

 

The Animal Foundation wants to gather all of the people who have adopted a pet from its shelter and their new animals for the inaugural Forever Home Family Picnic.

The picnic will be from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, October 13 at Gary Reese Freedom Park, which is at Mojave Road and Washington Avenue.

All pet adopters and their animals are invited for a few hours of contests, activities and prizes. The event will benefit the animals that have yet to find their forever home. A $5 donation is suggested for entry. Local food trucks and vendors will also have food to purchase.

To RSVP, go to the Animal Foundation's Facebook page.

 

Animal Shelters Flooded with Lost Pets

Animal Shelters Flooded with Lost Pets

The day after the Fourth of July is always the busiest day of the year for animal shelters.

At the Animal Foundation on Mojave and Bonanza Roads, they are dealing with an influx of pets, many of them dogs. The animals are frightened by fireworks and run. The shelter says it took in 115 dogs on July 3. The normal number is 60. Just 20 of those animals were reunited with their owners. There is no word yet on how many animals it took in Wednesday or Thursday.

The shelter says the jump in lost animals around the Fourth of July is a reminder for everyone to make sure pets have proper identification.

"The single most effective thing is for us to identify them and we cannot do that if they do not have a tag or a microchip or both.  A tag is the first line of defense. They can lose those especially when they are in a panic situation, but it literally is the most effective way to get a dog back,” Andy Bischel with the Animal Foundation said.

The Animal Foundation Offers Adult Cats at Deep Discount

The Animal Foundation Offers Adult Cats at Deep Discount

The Animal Foundation is celebrating Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month with a deep discount on adult cats.

The shelter is offering cats that are 1 year or older for a $30 adoption fee. That is $50 off the usual adoption price. The discount will be available through June 30. The shelter says it is easier to find homes for kittens, but it struggles to find homes for older cats. Right now, there are 99 cats available for adoption at The Animal Foundation and 69 of those are a 1 year or older.

The adoption fee also includes spay or neutering surgery, first round of vaccinations, a microchip, a five-pound bag of cat food, and a voucher for a complimentary wellness exam at a participating veterinary hospital.

The number of cats and kittens in the shelter increases in the summer as cats from litters born in the spring become old enough to wander and escape. They can also become too much for an owner to handle.

The Animal Foundation Hosts Mega Match-a-Thon

The Animal Foundation Hosts Mega Match-a-Thon

 

The Animal Foundation is hosting an American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Mega Match-a-Thon Event this weekend.

The adoption event will include volunteers to help people find their perfect pet. All adopted dogs and cats will get a free collar, a personalized ID tag and five pounds of food. New owners will also get four tickets to The Animal Foundation 9th Annual Best in Show event.

The Mega Match-a-Thon is from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at The Animal Foundation campus, 655 North Mojave Road. The shelter is hoping to double the number of pets adopted from the same weekend last year.

Spring is the start of the high-intake season at the shelter. Organizers want as many animals adopted this weekend as possible to make room for the influx of pets this spring and summer.

There will also be several food trucks parked at the shelter both Saturday and Sunday.

Shelter Lowers Prices for Spaying and Neutering

Shelter Lowers Prices for Spaying and Neutering

The Animal Foundation hopes to have more pets spayed and neutered with new lower prices for those procedures.

The shelter opened its low-cost spay and neuter clinic earlier this year after the city of Las Vegas passed an ordinance requiring animals to be altered. Now, it is lowering prices on those procedures

  • Dog Spay (up to 25 pounds): $85 
  • Dog Spay (26-50 pounds): $95
  • Dog Spay (51-80 pounds): $99
  • Dog Neuter (to 80 pounds): $60
  • Cat Spay: $65
  • Cat Neuter: $30

The shelter is offering even lower prices for pit bulls and Chihuahuas. Starting Thursday through December 31, male and female pit bull surgeries will be just $60. Male and female Chihuahuas can be altered for $30, although restrictions may apply. The shelter has more of those two breeds than any other and most of them are not spayed or neutered when they arrive.

Black Friday Deals Offered at Animal Foundation

Black Friday Deals Offered at Animal Foundation

The perfect gift for this holiday season may be an adopted dog or cat.

The Animal Foundation is offering special incentives for adopters on Black Friday. The first 20 people to adopt a new pet will receive their choice of a family four-pack of tickets to a Las Vegas Wranglers Hockey team home game or a gift certificate to Melissa’s Grooming.

Even people who stop by the shelter will be given a chance to win. Anyone who stops by can sign up for a chance to win a $100 American Express Gift Card.

“We’re so excited to partner with the Wranglers to find our pets homes this Friday and hope to have a record-setting adoption day,” said Meghan Scheibe, assistant director of development at The Animal Foundation.

Right now, there are more than 350 animals available for adoption through the shelter. It is not just dogs and cats. The shelter also has guinea pigs, snakes, rabbits, turtles and fish available for adoption.

Share A Bottle of Wine and Help a Golden Retriever

Share A Bottle of Wine and Help a Golden Retriever

In partnership with Benefit Wines, Golden Retriever Rescue Southern Nevada is introducing their new line of charity wines - GOLDEN RESCUE RESERVE - a lineup of six estate-grown imported wines.

These wines are imported from Lontue Valley, Chile and Catalunya, Spain. A significant portion of the purchase price is donated to Golden Retriever Rescue Southern Nevada in their continuing charitable efforts to provide veterinary care, food and temporary shelter for abandoned, mistreated, or unwanted golden retrievers and to locate people to provide permanent homes for these animals. 

To learn more about our wines please visit:  http://www.benefitwines.com/grrsn_s/226.htm?Click=1617 or http://www.grrsn.org/page/page/1011528.htm and click on Benefit Wines.