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$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.

Cat Group Celebrates Successful Spay-a-Thon

Cat Group Celebrates Successful Spay-a-Thon

A national group dedicated to the protection and humane treatment of cats is celebrating a successful spay-a-thon this past weekend in Las Vegas.

Alley Cats Allies held the event Saturday at the Heaven Can Wait Society of Las Vegas. Volunteers with Community Cat Coalition of Clark County humanely trapped dozens of feral cats around the Las Vegas valley and 188 of those were spayed or neutered.

Volunteers then worked through the night Saturday and Sunday to trap and spay or neuter another 52 cats. In all, 240 cats were fixed.

The event was held ahead of what is known as kitten season, which is when female cats go into heat and give birth to kittens after only 63 days of pregnancy.

For more information on humanely controlling the cat population, go to alleycat.org for tips and resources.

Cat Group to Hold Spay-a-Thon Ahead of Kitten Season

Cat Group to Hold Spay-a-Thon Ahead of Kitten Season

 

A national organization is sponsoring a spay-a-thon in an effort to stop the explosion of unwanted kittens that happens in the spring.

Alley Cats Allies is sponsoring the event at the Heaven Can Wait Society of Las Vegas. Prior to the event, volunteers with the Clark County Community Cat Coalition will humanely trap about 200 stray or feral cats.

During the event Saturday, the cats will be spayed or neutered in one day using a state-of-the-art high volume technique. The cats will then be returned to their colony sites.

According to the group, the trap-neuter-return program is the most effective and humane way to reduce the population of feral cats.

The group is also using the event has a way to educate people about the importance of getting their cat spayed or neutered. In the spring, female cats go into heat and give birth to litters of kittens after only 63 days of pregnancy. 

Discounted Pet Adoptions Offered for Valentine's Weekend

Discounted Pet Adoptions Offered for Valentine's Weekend

 

The Animal Foundation wants to celebrate a different kind of love over the Valentine’s Day weekend.

The shelter’s “Happy Valentail’s” Pet Adoption Weekend and Open House features discounted adoptions and free altering services.

Visitors can adopt any dog two years and older, or any cat one year and older, for $50 off the regular adoption fee Friday, February 15 through Sunday, February 17 at The Animal Foundation’s campus in Las Vegas, 655 N. Mojave Road, and new adoption center in Henderson, inside PetSmart at 286 W. Lake Mead Parkway.

The Animal Foundation also will host a Happy Valentail’s Open House on Saturday, from 11 am – 4 pm February 16. In celebration of World Spay Day (February 26), the first 100 Chihuahuas to arrive with their owners will receive a voucher for a free spay or neuter surgery at The Animal Foundation’s Low-Cost Spay or Neuter Clinic.

Other activities include a vendor fair and carnival.

Do Right by Your Dog for Less in February

Do Right by Your Dog for Less in February

 

Low-cost spay and neuter services will be available to owners of certain dog breeds during December at The Animal Foundation.

Pit bull and chihuahua owners can save as much as 64 percent on surgeries, in recognition of a national spay and neuter day marked at the end of February.

Male and female pit bulls can be neutered or spayed for $50; male and female chihuahuas can be neutered or spayed for $30.

Appointments are limited, and the promotion ends February 28. Appointments are also available for cats and dogs of other breeds at the foundation’s normal pricing, and can be made by contacting the clinic.

The promotion runs from Friday, February 1 through Thursday, February 28. Surgery appointments are limited, and are available Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. They take place at The Animal Foundation’s Low-Cost Spay & Neuter Clinic, 655 N. Mojave Road.

Animal Foundation Seeks Dog Alumni for Show

 

If your dog “graduated” from The Animal Foundation into your home, the shelter wants a few good alumni for its holiday runway shows.

The Animal Foundation wants to recruit 16 shelter dog alums to star in shows at the Fashion Show Mall on Saturday, Nov. 24 and Saturday, Dec. 1. These will promote the shelter’s large adoption event, “A Home for the Holidays,” at Fashion Show Mall on Saturday, Dec. 8.

To get in the running, email a photo of your dog, along with its name and age, to feedback@animalfoundation.org. List your phone number, email address and preferred participation date as well. The deadline to enter is Friday.

Couple Shows the Positive Power of Therapy Dogs

Couple Shows the Positive Power of Therapy Dogs

A couple walking across the country to raise awareness for therapy dogs stopped in Las Vegas Friday.

Kait and John Seyal started their journey with their dogs in Delaware in March. They've stopped at hospitals, nursing homes and veterans' facilities all along the way with the message of how dogs can help people through difficult times.

"Petting a dog can release endorphins and speed healing and lower blood pressure. So, we bring dogs in to people with difficult circumstances. A lot of the time they are in need of some comfort, some positivity and that is what the dogs provide," Seyal said.

The stop the couple made in Las Vegas was at the Shannon West Homeless Youth Center. They explained to the young people at the center how they adopt dogs and train them as therapy dogs.

The Seyals plan to end their walk in Long Beach.