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CSN Students, Pet Group Work Together on Overpopulation

CSN Students, Pet Group Work Together on Overpopulation

 

Students from the College of Southern Nevada are teaming up with a local pet organization to control the overpopulation problem.

CSN’s Veterinary Technician Program is working with Heaven Can Wait Spay and Neuter Clinic on the sterilization of feral cats and pets from low-income homes.

Although the college’s Charleston campus includes an animal surgery clinic where students provide a service to the community and assist with various procedures at low to no cost, CSN Veterinary Technician program director Dr. Dennis Olsen stressed that it is important for students to serve the community outside of the classroom.

Matching Older Pets with Local Seniors

Matching Older Pets with Local Seniors

 

Senior rescue pets often struggle finding permanent homes, but the Animal Foundation is launching a new program aimed at the problem.

The “Seniors 4 Seniors” program offers local seniors age 60 and over $50 discounts on adoption fees for dogs 3 years of age and older, and cats over the age of 1.

The shelter receives more than 50,000 animals annually. Younger cats and dogs find homes quickly and easily. Older pets frequently get passed over.

Animal Foundation Keeps Lower Pricing for Certain Spay, Neuter Procedures

Animal Foundation Keeps Lower Pricing for Certain Spay, Neuter Procedures

 

The Animal Foundation will continue its promotion offering lower-cost spay and neuter procedures for pit bulls and Chihuahuas through January 2012.

The promotion, originally slated to end December 31, has become so popular with pit bull and chihuahua owners that the staff at The Animal Foundation has decided to keep the extra-low pricing for another month.

"We have seen so many pit bull and Chihuahua owners take advantage of the promotional pricing, and we're thrilled," says Meghan Scheibe, assistant director of development for The Animal Foundation. "Our goal is to spay and neuter as many animals as possible to ultimately reduce the number of lost, unwanted, abandoned and unloved pets in Las Vegas. The pricing is definitely helping us do that."

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.

Discount on Dog Adoption at Animal Foundation in October

Discount on Dog Adoption at Animal Foundation in October

The Animal Foundation will offer discounted adoption fees for pit bulls or Chihuahuas throughout October.

During what the shelter terms “Adopt a Shelter Dog Month,” a $25 discount will be available on the two breeds of shelter dogs that have the hardest time finding new homes. The Animal Foundation receives close to 50,000 dogs and cats every year. At any given time, more pit bulls and Chihuahuas are available for adoption than any other breeds.

 “We believe the reason we see so many pits and Chihuahuas in the shelter is because of irresponsible breeding in the community,” says Meghan Scheibe, Assistant Director of Development.

Retriever Rescue Holds Reunion

Retriever Rescue Holds Reunion

Golden Retriever Rescue Southern Nevada will hold its Reunion Bar-B-Que Fundraiser at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1.

Doggie District, 3223 N. Rainbow, will host the event. Group-friendly dogs are encouraged to attend, or join us for the BBQ without your dog. Cost is $10 per dog and the people eat free or $10 if you attend without your dog.

Please RSVP the number of people attending to: rescuegolden1@aol.com. Please pay at the door; 100 percent of the proceeds go to the rescue. Please bring folding chairs.  Raffle prize donations are greatly appreciated. Contact rescuegolden1@aol.com if you can help.

 

Animal Foundation Offers Free Vaccines for Life

The largest open-admission animal shelter in the Las Vegas Valley is offering a deal it hopes will help control the pet population.

The Animal Foundation is in the final weeks of its "Hot Shots" promotion. The promotion offers people who bring in pets to be spayed or neutered free vaccines for the life of the pet. The program is so succesful that the shelter has now expanded it to include anyone who adopts a pet from the facility. The "Hot Shots" program will last through August 31.

Free vaccines are only one of the incentives for adopting a shelter pet. The foundation also provides free spaying and neutering services for that pet, microchipping, pet food and a voucher for veterinary services.