Animal Foundation at capacity, desperately seeks homes for dogs

LAS VEGAS -- The Animal Foundation announced Tuesday it has reached capacity and is desperately seeking Las Vegas residents to adopt two at-risk breeds: Pit Bulls and Chihuahuas.

"With an average of 110 new animals entering the facility every day, the organization is now faced with the reality of humanely euthanizing healthy animals if adopters are not found quickly," the shelter said.

To encourage people to adopt, the Animal Foundation is reducing the adoption fees for Pit Bulls and Chihuahuas that are 6 months and older to $40. The special will run for a week: Wed., May 21 thru Tues., May 27.

"We're doing everything we can to save as many lives as possible. We're asking for the community's help and support," said Christine Robinson, executive director for The Animal Foundation. "Nobody wants to see these incredible animals placed into loving homes more than our staff who have bonded with them, but the reality is that we're out of space. We are asking anyone who has considered bringing a pet into their life to visit us now to meet our amazing animals."

It is the first time the shelter has had capacity issues in more than 20 months. 

The discounted adoption fees include spay/neuter surgery, microchip, up-to-date vaccines and more, they said. An additional city license fee may apply.

Discounted adoptions are being offered at the Campus Adoption Center, 655 N. Mojave Rd., Las Vegas and PetSmart Charities Everyday Adoption Center, 286 W. Lake Mead Pkwy, Henderson.

If you're interested in adopting a dog or would like more information, visit their website or call 702-384-3333, ext. 131.


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