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Animal Foundation Seeks Dog Alumni for Show


If your dog “graduated” from The Animal Foundation into your home, the shelter wants a few good alumni for its holiday runway shows.

The Animal Foundation wants to recruit 16 shelter dog alums to star in shows at the Fashion Show Mall on Saturday, Nov. 24 and Saturday, Dec. 1. These will promote the shelter’s large adoption event, “A Home for the Holidays,” at Fashion Show Mall on Saturday, Dec. 8.

To get in the running, email a photo of your dog, along with its name and age, to feedback@animalfoundation.org. List your phone number, email address and preferred participation date as well. The deadline to enter is Friday.

Pets Banned from the Strip

Pets Banned from the Strip

The Clark County Commission approved a ban on pets on the Las Vegas Strip.

The ban targets panhandlers that are using animals to pull on the heartstrings of tourists. The ordinance adopted Tuesday allows animals on the Strip and pedestrian walkways from 5 a.m. to noon. The ban does not apply to service animals.

County Commissioner Chris Giunchigliani sponsored the ordinance. She says the Las Vegas Valley Humane Society brought the problem to her attention.

"This is not a homeless problem. This is about animals being exploited. They are being used to obtain money and that is our concern. We have been told that the animals have been drugged, that many of these animals do not look like they should be there. They are terrified," Karen Lane with the Las Vegas Valley Humane Society said.

The society and Giunchigliani said they were also worried about animals having to endure the extreme heat of sidewalks in the summer.

Animal Communicator Hosts Presentation, Reception

Animal Communicator Hosts Presentation, Reception


Animal communicator Joan Ranquet will give a presentation and host a reception Friday night, with proceeds to benefit the Las Vegas Valley Humane Society.

The event runs from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and takes place at the Oquendo Center, 2425 E. Oquendo, off Eastern between Russelll and Patrick.

The cost is $35 per person, which includes the presentation and the wine/cheese reception.

Ranquet has been featured on the Today Show, Good Morning America, Dateline NBC, the Animal Planet and MSNBC.  She is author of “Communications with all Life:  Revelations of an Animal Communicator” and her new book, “Energy Healing for Animals” will be published in Spring 2012.

To RSVP by phone, call 702-463-8005 or email  lvvhsevent@cox.net

Charity Event Set to Help Pet Group Facing Foreclosure

Charity Event Set to Help Pet Group Facing Foreclosure

Henderson Restaurant Supply will partner with Adopt a Rescue Pet (ARP) on a silent auction and raffle fundraiser at 6 p.m. on April 28 at Tommy Rocker’s Mojave Beach Bar & Grill, 4275 Dean Martin Dr.

ARP has a $70,000 balloon payment due May 1, and proceeds from the event will assist in meeting the $70,000 obligation. Closure of the sanctuary would be disastrous to the approximately 300 pets in the ARP program that would be immediately displaced and may face euthanasia if not re-homed, not to mention pets that need placement in the future that might have nowhere to go. Any funds raised over and above the necessary $70,000 will be allocated to veterinary care for animals entering into ARP programs or awaiting medical sterilization prior to adoption.

Event organizers are seeking donated auction/raffle items for the event through April 26, including gift baskets, gift/product certificates and services.

Pet-A-Palooza Returns Saturday

Pet-A-Palooza Returns Saturday

The 12th Annual Pet-A-Palooza festival in support of animals in need returns Saturday near Sam Boyd Stadium.

The event runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and takes place at Star Nursery Fields at Sam Boyd Stadium, 7000 Russell Rd.

Admission is an $8 donation for adults and is free to children 3 and under, day of/at the door only - advance tickets will not be available for purchase. Parking is $7 per vehicle.

Attendees can receive $2 off the admission price with a donation of pet canned food item at the gate. Additionally, a portion of every ticket sold will benefit one of the 40 non-profit Animal Rescue groups onsite for the event to help feed Las Vegas' hungry animals.

Those Left Behind Foundation Vaccination Clinic is offering free vaccinations at Pet-a-Palooza. Animals must be eight weeks old and not older than 10 years.

Headline entertainment includes artists Train, American Idol’s David Cook, Andy Grammer and FeFe Dobson.

Charity Fashion Show to Benefit Homeless Pets

Charity Fashion Show to Benefit Homeless Pets

Come out to support pets in need – and maybe even to adopt one – Saturday afternoon at MJ's Bling & Bullies Fashion Show for Charity to benefit Foreclosed Upon Pets, Inc. (FUPI).

This event will feature Bo & DeeMo's new spring/summer couture collection, and diamond and jewelry provider MJ Christensen will have their diamonds and jewels on the runway. Real canine models will be walking for charity – Bo & DeeMo's Bully Breed Lords and Ladies and Ambassadors will be the ones wearing the diamond and jeweled pieces from the “Hearts On Fire®” red carpet limited line.

Local Pet Rescue Group Faces Foreclosure

Local Pet Rescue Group Faces Foreclosure

One of Nevada's largest animal rescue shelters might have to close if it cannot raise sufficient money to avoid foreclosure on its Amargosa Valley dog sanctuary.

Adopt A Rescue Pet (ARP) has less than 45 days to raise $70,000 to pay off the pending balloon payment for its five-acre dog sanctuary in Amargosa Valley. Private foundation grant funding was to have provided the money in January, but when the foundation suddenly went defunct, the non-profit pet rescue organization found itself in trouble.

"We are deeply concerned about the future of pets in the Las Vegas area if we are not able to secure the funding necessary to keep our doors open," ARP Founder Elizabeth Rubin said.