COVID-19 UPDATES: Important Changes at The Animal Foundation

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, both Lost & Found and Adoptions at The Animal Foundation will be open by APPOINTMENT ONLY starting tomorrow, Thursday, March 19th. This precaution is being taken to keep both the public and our team safe during this constantly evolving situation.


Adoptions are taking place by appointment only at The Animal Foundation, Engelstad Foundation Adoption Center. Interested adopters can make an appointment by calling 702-955-5901 or emailing Phone Lines for scheduling adoptions are open 7 days a week from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm.

The Animal Foundation has closed the Everyday Adoption Center at 286 W Lake Mead Parkway, Henderson, Nevada 89015, and is suspending all offsite adoptions programming. 

All of our available animals up for adoption are listed on our website at

Lost & Found

All Lost & Found Services which include animal reclaims, owner surrender intervention services, and owner requested euthanasia will be handled through appointments only by calling 702-955-5932 or emailing  Phone lines are open 7 days a week from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm.  Extra staff is on hand to answer your calls.

Animals that have been found and are at the Animal Foundation can be searched through

Please refer to our website for other important information and questions you may have regarding this change in operations.

Low-Cost Veterinary Clinic

Earlier this week The Animal Foundation closed the Low-Cost Veterinary Clinic through April 5, 2020.

Our commitment to you and the animals is what is driving real-time decisions as we continue to take in and care for pets in need. The Animal Foundation is changing how we do business, but we will continue to be there for the community in case of emergencies.

We need your support during these difficult times. We ask that if you find a lost pet, please carefully assess the need for the animal to come to The Animal Foundation. If you can reunite the pet with its owner in your neighborhood, please help us during this time.

The best way The Animal Foundation can prepare to respond to this community issue is for our campus to have as much available space for animals as possible. The community has always been a great partner, and we ask you to continue to support us during this time.

One of the biggest ways you can continue to help is to foster an animal. Social distancing doesn’t apply to animals. Fostering is free. It won’t cost a dime, just your time. The Animal Foundation provides everything you need: food, supplies, even bowls and treats (as available).

The Animal Foundation remains steadfastly committed to both our two- and four-legged friends.  We will get through this together.

Community Cat Program (CCP)

Trap Neuter Return (TNR) surgeries provided to the public for community cats will no longer be performed effective Sunday, March 22nd due to recommendations from the Surgeon General and CDC to suspend all elective surgeries in order to address the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic until further notice.

Emergency Planning

As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to grow, now is an important time to create a plan for your pet in case you get sick. While it can be stressful to think about, it’s the best way to make sure your animals are well-cared for in an emergency.

KNOW THE FACTS: According to the CDC, there’s no evidence that pets can become sick with COVID-19 or spread it to people. But it’s crucial that you have a plan in place for your pets in case the virus impacts you or your family.

What you should do as a pet parent, right now:

  • Identify a trusted neighbor, friend, co-worker, or family member to take your pet in if you were to become sick or hospitalized.
  • Prepare a pet supply kit, including:
    • Name and contact information of the person who can care for your pet
    • Name and contact information for a back-up in case your go-to is no longer able to help
    • Food, treats, toys, a leash, and any other supplies necessary to care for your pet for at least two weeks
    • A crate or carrier to transport your pet
    • Vaccination records
    • Collar with ID tags (don’t forget to make sure their microchip information is up to date)
    • Medications and prescriptions
    • Daily care instructions
    • Your veterinarian's contact information

Questions & Answers

What should I do if I've found a pet?

Most pets are found in the neighborhoods they live in, so social media platforms such as Nextdoor, Facebook, etc. are all extremely effective at reuniting pets with their owners. If you find a pet, ask your neighbors if they recognize them and post flyers throughout the community. If the animal appears sick, injured or dangerous, please contact your local animal control agency.

What should I do if I’ve lost my pet?

Post your lost pet on social media platforms such as nextdoor, facebook, etc. Ensure your pet’s microchip is up to date if they have one. Post flyers around your neighborhood. Check lost pets on The Animal Foundation website. If you find your pet on our website, please call 702-955-5932 to schedule an appointment to reclaim them.

What if I need to surrender my pet?

We understand how difficult it may be to care for a pet during these trying times. We are committed to helping you keep your pet if possible. Please call our dedicated team of counselors at 702-955-5932 to discuss your options.

I need help with food and/or supplies for my pet, what should I do?

We have limited food and supplies available for individuals needing assistance. Please call us at 702-955-5932.

My pet needs veterinary care and I can’t afford it, can you help?

We have limited ability to provide veterinary services to owned animals by appointment only, please call 702-955-5932 to see if we can be of assistance.

More Information


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The Animal Foundation COVID-19 Information


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The Animal Foundation at 655 N. Mojave Road in Las Vegas is conveniently located off US-95 and Eastern. The Animal Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are tax deductible in full or in part. Tax ID: 88-0144253. Contact us by phone or email using the contact information found here.

Hours of Operation

Please note that the shelter has undergone temporary scheduling changes as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Adoptions and Lost & Found are by appointment only. The Low-Cost Vet Clinic is temporarily closed. For details, click here.

Adoptions Daily 11am - 7pm
Lost & Found Daily 10am - 7pm
Low-Cost Vaccine Clinic Mon - Sun 10am - 3pm
Spay & Neuter Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat Make an Appointment

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