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Henderson Animal Control Increase Number of Adopted Animals

Henderson Animal Control Increase Number of Adopted Animals

Henderson Animal Control is celebrating an impressive year in finding homes for lost or abandoned animals.

According to animal control, the bureau returned 774 lost animals to their owners and found homes for more than 2,000 animals in 2013, which is an increase of 6.5 percent over 2012.

In all, about 44 percent of all lost animals brought to the city's animal facility were adopted in the past year.

Henderson also credits a mandatory spay-neuter ordinance that went into effect in 2010 for reducing the euthanasia rate from 45 percent in 2006 to 23 percent in 2013. According to the American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the average rate for shelters is 65 percent.

People interested in adopting an adorable forever friend from Henderson Animal Control can go to 300 E. Galleria Drive, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays.

Animal Foundation Hosting Valentails Weekend

Animal Foundation Hosting Valentails Weekend

The Animal Foundation will host a Valentails Weekend this weekend as part of PetSmart Charities National Adoption Weekend.

Starting Friday through Sunday, residents can adopt a dog or cat 6 months or older for just $50. The event will be held at the Everyday Adoption Center in Henderson, 286 W. Lake Mead Pkwy.

The center is home to more than 40 dogs and cats, and all animals on site have been spayed or neutered, vaccinated and tagged with a microchip. The pets will be ready to go home immediately.

The shelter hopes to find homes for 50 animals this weekend.

Cats With Extra Toes Available for Adoption

Cats With Extra Toes Available for Adoption

The Animal Foundation is offering a deep discount through Monday for people looking to adopt a cat.

The shelter has reached its capacity for cats at its two adoption centers and is offering people $2 off the adoption fee per toe of the cat they are interested in adopting.

While the deal sounds strange, the shelter has received a number of cats with extra toes, otherwise known as polydactyl cats.

Most cats have a total of 18 toes, five on their front paws and four on their back paws. Polydactyl cats have extra toes, usually on their front paws. They are sometimes referred to as Hemingway cats, because Ernest Hemingway's home in Key West was home to dozens of cats with extra toes.

Right now, the shelter has 30 cats with extra toes up for adoption. The deal for those cats is available through the end of business hours Monday. Other cats without extra toes are also available for adoption.

Doggie Day at the Pool Saturday

Doggie Day at the Pool Saturday

Forget the dog park! It is time to take your dog to the pool.

The City of Henderson's Black Mountain Aquatic Complex will be hosting a Doggie Paddle and Play Day for dogs.

From 9 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Saturday, dogs will be allowed to swim at the center.

Admission is $10 per dog in advance and $15 at the door, if space is still available. People can register online at cityofhenderson.com. Use the activity code 436203.

Human friends of dogs will be allowed into the complex for free, but they will not be allowed to enter the water.

The pool has a zero-depth entry, which allows dogs to get in and out of the pool without help.

Swim times will be divided by the dogs' weight:

Half-Off Adoptions at Animal Foundation

Half-Off Adoptions at Animal Foundation

With space running low at its shelter, The Animal Foundation will offer discounted adoptions over the next two weeks.

All cats and dogs more than six months old can be adopted for half the normal price until August 4. The shelter currently has 270 dogs and 110 cats available to adopt.

“More animals enter our shelter in July and August than any other time of year, and we’re filling up quickly,” said Meghan Scheibe with The Animal Foundation.

During the summer months, foundation officials said they can receive more than 200 lost, unwanted, and abandoned animals each day.

Normal dog adoption fees range from $105-250, but during the promotion, adopters can take home a qualifying pup for $52.50-125. Normal cat adoption fees are $80, but will be reduced to $40 during the promotion. All adoption fees include spay/neuter, microchip and up-to-date vaccinations.

Dogs Offered at Name-Your-Own-Adoption-Fee Event

Dogs Offered at Name-Your-Own-Adoption-Fee Event

The Animal Foundation is looking for good homes for the hundreds of dogs it now houses. Which is why it is offering a special Hot Dogs Adopt-a-Thon with a special price.

The shelter is offering a name-your-own-adoption-fee special Thursday. It wants to find good homes for 200 adoptable dogs.

The dog adoption event will be held at two locations: Campus Adoption Center, 655 North Mojave Road and PetSmart Charities Everyday Adoption Center, 286 West Lake Mead Parkway, Henderson.

Normally, adoption fees range between $105 and $250, but under the program, the shelter is letting people willing to adopt to name their own price. All offers by qualified adopters will be accepted.

All dogs at the event are already spayed or neutered, microchipped and vaccinated. A $10 license fee for the city of Las Vegas may apply.

The event is sponsored by online retail giant Zappos.com.