Update on Nala's Recovery

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Nala's surgery at Las Vegas Veterinary Specialty Center went great, and she is now in her foster home. She will need several weeks of rest and recovery so she can continue to heal.

At this time, she is not available for adoption.

Thank you all for your love and support!


Update on Nala!

Nala New 300px.jpegNala is headed to the Las Vegas Veterinary Specialty Center this afternoon for her surgery, and then she will go into a loving foster home.

We are grateful that so many of you are rooting for her.

We'd like to say a huge thank you to everyone who donated to her care. Because of you, she now has a chance at love and stability in a forever home.

Nala is a testament to how resilient and forgiving dogs are. We will keep you all updated on her progress.

At this time, she is not available for adoption.

You can read more about Nala and donate below.


Please Help Save Nala's Leg

Last night, three-month-old puppy Nala was found abandoned and abused next to a trash can in a Las Vegas parking lot. Neglected, injured, and thrown out like trash – poor Nala had no idea why this was happening to her.

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Thankfully, a Good Samaritan found Nala and brought her to The Animal Foundation. Our veterinary services team quickly checked her over, gave her medication to ease her pain, and performed X-rays. Nala has a previously healed rib fracture and toe fracture. Her left front elbow is currently broken and needs immediate medical attention. Because her injuries are in different stages of healing, this innocent puppy has likely been repeatedly harmed in her short life.

Our team believes that Nala’s injuries were likely intentional and have reported her case to Animal Control for further investigation.

Nala needs to go to a specialist for expensive surgery to save her leg. In her short three months, little Nala has felt far too much pain. Your donation can ensure that Nala gets the medical care she needs and the second chance she deserves for a pain-free life full of love and attention.

We established our CARE Fund for animals who need special care in extreme circumstances. 100% of all donations go directly to medical care for animals like Nala who desperately need us. Become a CAREgiver for Nala by donating below.


Cat Collage 3 -resize.jpgIn the past 48 hours, nearly 40 sick cats arrived at our shelter, and more are on the way.

Most need medical care before they are healthy and ready for their forever homes.

Our team is working through the weekend to make individual medical treatment plans for each and every cat.

We want to give a massive thank you to everyone who has already donated. Many of the cats still have a long way to go, but because of your generosity, we are able to care for each and every one.

Some cats who need extra time to gain weight and recover may go to foster homes. You can fill out a foster application HERE.

You can read more about the cats and donate below. 


Nearly 50 Sick Cats Need Your Help

We just took in 32 neglected and terrified cats. Around 20 more are on their way.

Their fur is filthy and matted. Most of them are sick — congested and struggling to breathe. Many are underweight.

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All of them came to us from a home where there were far too many animals. Most of them have severe dental disease which will require extensive treatment.

When they arrived at the shelter, our veterinary team quickly jumped into action to examine the cats, screen them for infectious diseases and provide them with the treatments and medications they so desperately need.

Here at The Animal Foundation, no animal in need is turned away. As an open-admission shelter, we take in every animal no matter how sick or injured.

This means that, even with the cats already in our care, we made room in our shelter for about 50 more.

These cats are scared and confused about the situation they find themselves in – a strange place, filled with strange people. Everything they’ve ever known is gone.

Nearly all of the cats are frightened, nervous and in poor condition. But, we are committed to providing the care they need to heal before they are spayed and neutered and we can find them their forever homes.

Can you help us provide the care they need so they can lead happy and healthy lives with new loving families?

Latest Update on Minnie! 

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Minnie had her splints removed at Las Vegas Veterinary Specialty Center, and she’s back home with her foster mom.

This sweet little girl needs another four weeks of rest and recovery. We're thrilled to tell you that Minnie is healing wonderfully. 

Minnie's foster mom wants you to know she’s so grateful for all of her supporters cheering her on!

Minnie Recovering in Foster Home 

Minnie outside - cropped 400px.jpgMinnie was in need of emergency surgery to fix her two broken front legs. She has now been moved into a loving foster home where her new foster mom can give her all the love, attention and care she needs to help her heal.

Minnie loves lying in the sun in her lounge chair. She also loves car rides and will take a little snooze in the car on the way to her weekly check-up appointments. Her foster mom is giving Minnie all the love she deserves and spoiling her with treats and sweaters – when she can find them small enough!

Minnie with mom - 300 px.jpgThough Minnie is doing well, she still has a long road ahead of her for a full recovery. She requires weekly vet visits for check-ups and will need physical therapy after her casts are removed.

If you would like to donate to Minnie’s continued care, you can do so below.


Update on Minnie! 

GOOD NEWS! Minnie’s surgery today at Las Vegas Veterinary Specialty Center was a success, and she is now resting in the hospital before she’s ready to go home with a wonderful foster family.Minnie after surgery.jpg

Minnie was in need of emergency surgery to fix her two broken front legs. The cost of the surgery was high and the expenses won’t end there. She will need additional follow-up care until she’s completely healed.

With your continued help we can turn things around for Minnie and get her back to a happy, healthy life.

We couldn’t do it without the generous donations and support of people like you. From all of us at The Animal Foundation, we truly thank you.

If you would like to donate to Minnie’s continued care, you can do so below. And once again, we truly appreciate you and your support of Minnie.


Minnie Needs Emergency Surgery to Fix Her Broken Legs. Can You Help Heal Her?

Last night, tiny chihuahua Minnie came to us Minnie 400 px .jpgscared and in pain with two broken front legs. At just 4.8 pounds, terrified and alone, Minnie needed our help desperately.

Our Vet Services team quickly jumped into action, treating her pain immediately, performing x-rays to assess the severity of her injuries and stabilizing her small broken legs with two casts. Though confused about why she was going through this horrible experience, Minnie seemed to know we were here to help her and was gentle and friendly with our team members.

x ray new.jpegBoth of the bones are broken in each of Minnie’s two front legs. Her leg fractures are so severe that she needs to go to a specialist tomorrow for surgery. Her tiny legs will need to be repaired using plates and screws. After the surgery, Minnie will go to a foster home to rest and recover.

Here at The Animal Foundation, we take in every animal who comes to us in need, no matter how sick or injured. We are committed to providing the urgent care that Minnie needs to heal. But the cost of surgery is high, and the expenses won’t end there.

We don’t have all the details of this tragic incident, but we do know that Minnie deserves the medical care needed for her to survive and heal from this horrible injury.

Can you help us provide the emergency care that Minnie needs so she can recover and lead a happy and healthy life?

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