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Evacuated Pets Can Stay at City Animal Shelter

Evacuated Pets Can Stay at City Animal Shelter

The main animal shelter in Las Vegas is helping people evacuated from the Mt. Charleston wildfire by temporarily housing their pets.

Residents of Kyle Canyon, Trout Canyon and Lee Canyon may drop off their pets at The Animal Foundation, 655 N. Mojave Road, from 10 am - 7 pm.

The shelter will provide space for evacuation pets for the duration of the evacuation orders. Pet owners using the temporary housing must present ID at check-in and provide valid contact information.

As a precaution, evacuation animals will be vaccinated unless residents can provide proof of up-to-date vaccinations. All animals entering the facility will receive a veterinary check and will be fed if owners do not provide food. Owned animals needing medication administered on a daily basis may or may not be admitted to the shelter, and will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Owners of pets housed at the shelter can visit their pets daily from 11 am - 7 pm.

Woofers Welcome at Woofter Saturday Morning

Woofers Welcome at Woofter Saturday Morning

 

Bring the family – even the four-legged kids – for some “Puppy Love” Saturday morning.

Everyone is welcome at Woofter Family Park from 10 a.m. to noon. Join Las Vegas Councilwoman Lois Tarkanian for a dog parade, dog raffle, and snacks for two- and four-legged participants. The park is located at 1600 Rock Springs Drive, at the northwest corner of Rock Springs and Vegas Drive. Pets must be on a leash.

For more information on this event or other Ward 1 activities, call 229-6405 or go online to www.lasvegasnevada.gov/ward1.

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.

 

Lights to Brighten Local Dog Park

Lights to Brighten Local Dog Park

Dogs can look forward to partying after dark at the Barkin' Basin.

Las Vegas City Councilman Stavros Anthony invites residents to bring their dogs to a community celebration as he turns on new lights to brighten up the dog runs in the Barkin' Basin dog park at 7351 W. Alexander Road (at Tenaya Way) on Friday, Aug. 26, at 7:30 p.m. Refreshments (for humans and dogs) and doggy bandanas will be available while supplies last.

“I invite you to bring your dog and join me for a celebration in this great dog park,” said Mayor Pro Tem Anthony. “With the lighting improvements that have been made, dogs and dog owners will be able to better enjoy playing and exercising in the park after dark.”

Opened in June 2005, Barkin’ Basin is the city’s only park dedicated to sole use by dogs and dog owners. The dog park comprises 7.75 acres and has three dog runs, drinking fountains and six shaded structures.

Golden Retriever Rescue Southern Nevada Rescues 1,000th Dog

Golden Retriever Rescue Southern Nevada Rescues 1,000th Dog

Golden Retriever Rescue Southern Nevada recently adopted its 1,000th dog. Gold Rush, whose new owner renamed him Henry, was the lucky pooch.

We could not have accomplished this milestone without you. Your support will allow us to continue our mission. Thank you.

Charity Event Set to Help Pet Group Facing Foreclosure

Charity Event Set to Help Pet Group Facing Foreclosure

Henderson Restaurant Supply will partner with Adopt a Rescue Pet (ARP) on a silent auction and raffle fundraiser at 6 p.m. on April 28 at Tommy Rocker’s Mojave Beach Bar & Grill, 4275 Dean Martin Dr.

ARP has a $70,000 balloon payment due May 1, and proceeds from the event will assist in meeting the $70,000 obligation. Closure of the sanctuary would be disastrous to the approximately 300 pets in the ARP program that would be immediately displaced and may face euthanasia if not re-homed, not to mention pets that need placement in the future that might have nowhere to go. Any funds raised over and above the necessary $70,000 will be allocated to veterinary care for animals entering into ARP programs or awaiting medical sterilization prior to adoption.

Event organizers are seeking donated auction/raffle items for the event through April 26, including gift baskets, gift/product certificates and services.

Pet-A-Palooza Returns Saturday

Pet-A-Palooza Returns Saturday

The 12th Annual Pet-A-Palooza festival in support of animals in need returns Saturday near Sam Boyd Stadium.

The event runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and takes place at Star Nursery Fields at Sam Boyd Stadium, 7000 Russell Rd.

Admission is an $8 donation for adults and is free to children 3 and under, day of/at the door only - advance tickets will not be available for purchase. Parking is $7 per vehicle.

Attendees can receive $2 off the admission price with a donation of pet canned food item at the gate. Additionally, a portion of every ticket sold will benefit one of the 40 non-profit Animal Rescue groups onsite for the event to help feed Las Vegas' hungry animals.

Those Left Behind Foundation Vaccination Clinic is offering free vaccinations at Pet-a-Palooza. Animals must be eight weeks old and not older than 10 years.

Headline entertainment includes artists Train, American Idol’s David Cook, Andy Grammer and FeFe Dobson.