CREATED Jul. 5, 2013
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- For the next few days in honor of the 4th of July, you can adopt a pet from the Animal Foundation for just $4.
The shelter makes Las Vegas a better place to live by trying to find forever homes for the 200 new pets it gets every single day. Every day during the summer months, the shelter gets inundated. So now is the time to help get those pets find new homes and free up space for more.
Andy Bischel is the Director of Development. "We have high intake in the summer months. We want to create an awareness for adoption in those busy months so we can get those animals that have been with us for longer periods, get them into adopted homes and open up spaces."
The $4 adoptions only apply to pets who've been at the foundation for more than 21 days. At last count that was 60 animals. Another reason to adopt? The shelter is in the running to win a $100,000 matching grant from the ASPCA if they can find homes for 6,000 pets this summer. And that will enable them to place even more animals.
One of the biggest problems we have in Southern Nevada is the number of pets who are lost and never make it back home. All pet owners should microchip their pets and put a collar on them with tags. I your pet is lost, check with the Animal foundation over and over again until you are reunited.
Beginning today, the Animal Foundation will use Twitter to help reunite pets and owners. The Twitter handle is @VegasLostPets
and you can see photos and descriptions of animals as they're brought in 24/7.