With our goal to reach zero euthanasia of all healthy and treatable animals who enter our care by the end of the year 2020, The Animal Foundation is poised to become one of the highest-volume animal shelters in the nation to do so.
Saving lives is a three-pronged effort based on lowering intakes, increasing positive outcomes, and ensuring The Animal Foundation can properly house and care for all animals who come into our care.
We continue to introduce new programs and grow our existing programs that effectively address these three key objectives. We provide education and resources to keep people and pets together, deliver lifesaving medical and behavioral help to ensure pets in our care are healthy and adoptable, and continue to increase our reach with Paw Partners for more placement opportunities. These programs, together with newly renovated and upgraded facilities will help us reach our goal to save all healthy and treatable animals who come into our care by the end of the year 2020.
The Animal Foundation offers pets for adoption on its main, GreenGale campus in Las Vegas and at its Everyday Adoption Center in Henderson in partnership with PetSmart Charities. Cats can also be adopted via select Petco locations in the Las Vegas area. View adoptable animals.
Low-Cost Vet Clinic
Our Low-Cost Vet Clinic offers spay/neuter, microchipping, and vaccine services at a fraction of the cost of traditional veterinary hospitals. Learn more about our Low-Cost Vet Clinic.
ACE Program (Academy for Canine Etiquette)
Our enrichment experts have implemented a number of programs that keep pets stimulated and happy during their stay, while facilitating the chances for harder-to-adopt dogs to find a happy home. Dogs Playing for Life provides dogs with outdoor exercise and the opportunity to socialize with other canines and humans. The ACE program trains larger dogs for certification in the American Kennel Club’s Canine Good Citizenship program.
Our foster volunteer program continues to grow and expand. Our Foster Field Trip program is designed to get adoptable animals out of the shelter for as little as an afternoon, a weekend, or a few weeks. Getting out of the shelter allows the animals to relax, de-stress, and “be themselves” while foster caregivers provide additional information that can help the pets get adopted. Our Foster-to-Forever Homes program allows foster caregivers to become more actively involved in getter their pet(s) adopted and the adoption process itself. Learn more about fostering a pet.
KEPPT (Keeping Every Person and Pet Together)
The KEPPT program is an owner-surrender intervention program designed to help keep pets in their homes and out of the shelter by providing lifesaving resources like medical care, pet supplies, and education. Learn more about KEPPT.
The Animal Foundation, in partnership with Best Friends Animal Society, has a trap-and-release program designed to save the lives of free-roaming community cats, while at the same time protecting them and reducing the overall cat population. Learn more about Community Cats.
Working Cats are not well-socialized to humans or have other issues that make them poor candidates for life as a traditional, indoor pet. The Animal Foundation’s goal is to find homes where these cats can flourish while helping to control rodent populations. Working Cats are being placed successfully in warehouses, barns, factories, and other properties suited for independent-minded cats.
Pets for Life
In 2014, The Animal Foundation was chosen by The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) to join this lifesaving program to help underserved communities by conducting door-to-door outreach to help ensure families have access to pet services regardless of socio-economic status.
To expedite adoptions, or for treatment or rehabilitation beyond our resources, The Animal Foundation has a network of over 175 local and regional transfer partners who work with us to increase positive outcomes for homeless animals. Last year over 4,000 pets were transferred into the capable hands of Paw Partners.
CARE Fund (Companion Animal Rehabilitation & Enhancement Fund)
The CARE Fund was established to give grievously sick and injured animals a second chance. This fund helps cover the cost of emergencies procedures and specialty surgeries at outside veterinary hospitals.