Wendy Rush

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The Animal Foundation animal rescue in Las Vegas is helping adult dogs find their forever homes during the entire month of August. This initiative is part of a nationwide “Clear The Shelters” campaign to make more space in the shelter for animals that need help. From now until August 31, the Animal Foundation is waiving adoption fees for all dogs and cats 6 months and older. According to the Animal Foundation website, the adoptions that have the waived fees include surgery for spay/neuter, microchipping and all up-to-date vaccines. Though the fees are waived, there may still be a ten dollar licensing fee that applies to new adoptions. Appointments are not needed for prospective adopters. Instead, the shelter will begin adoptions at 11am every weekday on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The Animal Foundation is located at 655 North Mojave Road in Las Vegas. That’s close to the intersection of Bonanza and Mojave, just north of the 215 North Beltway. They have been around since 1978 and, according to their website, were voted last year as the “Best Place to Volunteer” in the Las Vegas Review Journal’s “Best of Las Vegas” awards. They have a lot of volunteer opportunities for the Las Vegas community.


And I have to say I LOVE the volunteers at The Animal Foundation. I adopted my German Shepherd, Bella, from the Animal Foundation many years ago. She was rescued from a group of people that were using her as a bait dog. Suffice it to say, she was very scared of people. Because of this, she had been at the shelter for several months without any prospects. If it wasn’t for a volunteer who saw her potential and secretly changed her exit date on her paperwork, I never would have met her. And she was the sweetest, most loyal pup I’ve ever had. I never got that volunteer’s name, but I’m forever grateful for his compassion for that little girl who just needed someone to trust with her heart.

So, if you’ve been thinking about a new fur baby, this month is a good time to go find one!

Wendy Rush, 96.3KKLZ Las Vegas

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