COX CHARITIES GRANTS THE ANIMAL FOUNDATION $11,000 TO HELP “KEEP EVERY PERSON AND PET TOGETHER”

Program provides life-saving alternatives to those faced with surrendering a pet

Las VegasThe Animal Foundation is vowing to “Keep Every Person and Pet Together”(KEPPT) with the help of an $11,000 grant provided by Cox Charities. The KEPPT program recognizes the heartbreak of giving up a pet due to circumstances outside the owner’s control and offers support to those in the Las Vegas Valley who have no other alternative than to surrender their companion. With the aid of Cox Charities’ contribution, the non-profit program is able to provide financial assistance for animal counseling, medical care, food costs and much more to families and their pets.

“In the last year, The Animal Foundation accepted more than 4,000 surrenders caused by families falling on hard times,” said Daniel Neel, chief finance and development officer for The Animal Foundation. “By joining forces with Cox Charities, we can continue offering alternative services that help avoid the painful misfortune the entire family endures when surrendering a pet.”

Known as Nevada’s largest open-admission animal shelter, The Animal Foundation can make the difference between joy and despair for those who fear their only option is to give up their pets. This Cox Charities grant will help fund:

  • Managed Intake – Giving counseling and support regarding options and resources available through The Animal Foundation in order to keep the pet with their family
  • Community Resources – Pet owners in need are provided with a variety of assistance including pet food costs, medical care and housing alternatives
  • Lost Pet Reunion – Through outreach efforts, The Animal Foundation educates the community about how to successfully locate lost pets
  • Pets for Life – Shelter volunteers canvass areas that are most at risk for animal abandonment and provide useful resources to keep pets out of shelters and in homes
  • Homeward Bound Fund – Provides financial assistance to owners who cannot afford ordinance drive reclamation fees

“At Cox Charities, our mission is to improve the quality of life for Southern Nevada families through grant allocations and community partnerships,” said Tamar Hoapili, Cox Charities program administrator. “Partnering with The Animal Foundation allows us to assist with keeping hundreds of families and their pets together through the good times and bad.”

The Animal Foundation is open daily from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. For more information and to view adoptable pets, please visit animalfoundation.com.

###

ABOUT THE ANIMAL FOUNDATION:
The Animal Foundation is a private, non-profit agency dedicated to making a difference in the lives of animals in the Las Vegas Valley. To promote the humane treatment of animals, The Animal Foundation operates Nevada’s largest open-admission shelter (Lied Animal Shelter), taking in approximately 30,000 lost, unwanted, and abandoned pets every year. Additionally, the Foundation offers adoption services, lost and found services, volunteer and foster opportunities, and low-cost spay and neuter and vaccination clinics. In June 2015, The Animal Foundation announced Mission: Possible 2020, its strategic initiative to save the lives of all healthy and treatable animals who enter their care by the end of the year 2020. To learn more about The Animal Foundation or view adoptable pets online, visit animalfoundation.com.

ABOUT COX COMMUNICATIONS
Cox Communications is a broadband communications and entertainment company, providing advanced digital video, Internet, telephone and home security and automation services over its own nationwide IP network. The third-largest U.S. cable company, Cox serves approximately 6 million residences and businesses. Cox Business is a facilities-based provider of voice, video and data solutions for commercial customers, and Cox Media is a full-service provider of national and local cable spot and digital media advertising. Cox is known for its pioneering efforts in broadband, voice and commercial services, industry-leading customer care and its outstanding workplaces. For nine years, Cox has been recognized as the top operator for women by Women in Cable Telecommunications; Cox has ranked among DiversityInc’s Top 50 Companies for Diversity 11 times. More information about Cox Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is available at www.cox.com and www.coxmedia.com.

Media Contacts:

Taylor Fisher | Tawny Strelic

Kirvin Doak Communications | 702.737.3100

tfisher@kirvindoak.com | tstrelic@kirvindoak.com