Animal shelter waiving adoption fees, hoping all animals get adopted during single‐day event

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LAS VEGAS, August 8, 2017 ­­ The Animal Foundation announced today that it will be partnering with Telemundo Las Vegas/KBLR to participate in the nationwide Clear the Shelter Day event from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM on Saturday, August 19. During the one­day-only event held at The Animal Foundation campus at 655 North Mojave Road, the shelter will waive adoption fees for all animals waiting for forever homes.

Several hundred dogs, cats and small animals, including rabbits, will be available for adoption. The no-cost adoptions (city/government fee up to $10 may apply) on August 19 will include spay/neuter surgery, microchip and up-to-date vaccines.

Clear the Shelter Day is a great national event that raises awareness about the need to find forever homes for shelter pets,” said Carly Scholten, Chief Operating Officer for The Animal Foundation. “We are hopeful that all of our pets will find forever homes in one amazing day.”

The Animal Foundation takes in an average of 80 pets per day and is always in need of patrons to adopt shelter pets.

Clear the Shelter Day is made possible through a partnership between NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations and hundreds of animal shelters located across the country and Puerto Rico.  Last year’s Clear the Shelter Day resulted in more than 50,000 pets finding new homes.

For more information and to find a new companion, please visit or contact adoptions at 702-955-5901.

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The Animal Foundation is a private, nonprofit organization 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 the highest volume single-site animal shelter in America, saving more than 21,000 pets every year. Additionally, the Foundation services include adoptions; lost and found; low-cost spay and neuter, vaccinations and microchipping in addition to many other lifesaving programs. 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

Media Contact:

Kelly Leahy

The Animal Foundation | 702.384.3333 x927 or 314-596-1375

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