Las Vegas –The Animal Foundation announces the completion of its extensive veterinary clinic renovation, another key milestone in its road to saving all healthy and treatable animals who enter its care by the end of the year 2020 as part of its Mission: Possible 2020 initiative. The newly expanded clinic now offers broader veterinary care for the shelter’s sick and injured shelter animals with significantly upgraded exam suites, new diagnostic tools such as digital and dental x-rays and expanded surgical capabilities.
The opening of the remodeled clinic sets the stage for The Animal Foundation to advance the growth of several key veterinary initiatives that are critical to its Mission: Possible 2020 commitment. These include growth of the shelter’s CARE Fund for animals with advanced medical needs and its engagement with community medical providers to provide specialized care. A new dental health initiative is also underway to address the dental needs of shelter animals, as is free spaying and neutering for dogs more than 30 pounds in zip codes 89101, 89110 and 89115.
According to Dr. Ken Sieranski, Director of Veterinary Services for The Animal Foundation, “This modern new facility is significant in that it is going to enable us to offer more compassionate, cutting-edge and holistic care for our treatable shelter animals. Our professionally trained shelter medicine team is fully committed to providing the highest quality veterinary medical care possible for dogs, cats and other animals who find their way through our doors.”
In addition to providing more exam space to respond to shelter animal emergencies, the renovation of the clinic facility allows for the expansion of The Animal Foundation’s public clinic services such as low-cost spay/neuter surgeries, microchipping and vaccinations. In June, The Animal Foundation expanded its public vaccine clinic hours to 10am to 3pm daily.
The clinic opening represents the final renovations of the existing Lied Animal Shelter, all of which were funded by a $35 million capital campaign known as Mission: Possible 2020 – All of Us for All of Them. Earlier this year, The Animal Foundation officially opened its new Engelstad Family Adoption Center to provide the shelter with its first permanent adoption facility. The multi-year campus completion project is enabling The Animal Foundation to continue introducing new lifesaving programs and expanding existing lifesaving programs to save more lives in a humane and healthy way. A grand opening of The Animal Foundation’s new-and-improved eight-acre campus is anticipated for late summer.
The Animal Foundation is one of the highest volume single-site animal shelters and pet adoption centers in the nation and provides refuge for thousands of homeless animals throughout the Las Vegas Valley. In 2018, The Animal Foundation saved nearly 21,000 animals. Mission: Possible 2020 calls for the growth of lifesaving programs such as providing education and resources to keep people and pets together and delivering medical and behavioral help to ensure pets are healthy and get adopted, all of which will save even more lives by lowering intakes and increasing positive outcomes.
The Animal Foundation is located at 655 North Mojave Road. For more information and to find a new companion, please visit animalfoundation.com.
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