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Bark in the Park Celebrates 10 Years

Bark in the Park Celebrates 10 Years


Time to get your mutt out of the house again for some fun in Henderson.

The City of Henderson will host the 10th annual Bark In the Park from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at Cornerstone Park, 1600 Wigwam Pkwy.

Admission is free and leashed dogs are allowed.

Bark In the Park features contests, vendor booths, entertainment, and demonstrations by the City of Henderson Police Department K-9 Unit and Atomic Dogs. Pet adoptions will also be available on-site.

“More than 500 dogs have been adopted at Bark In the Park over the last nine years, which means some wonderful animals have found their forever homes and many families have had their lives enriched too,” Mayor Andy Hafen said.

All dogs must be leashed and be handled by a person at least 10 years of age. Owners are responsible for cleaning up after their pets.

Discounted Pet Adoptions Offered for Valentine's Weekend

Discounted Pet Adoptions Offered for Valentine's Weekend


The Animal Foundation wants to celebrate a different kind of love over the Valentine’s Day weekend.

The shelter’s “Happy Valentail’s” Pet Adoption Weekend and Open House features discounted adoptions and free altering services.

Visitors can adopt any dog two years and older, or any cat one year and older, for $50 off the regular adoption fee Friday, February 15 through Sunday, February 17 at The Animal Foundation’s campus in Las Vegas, 655 N. Mojave Road, and new adoption center in Henderson, inside PetSmart at 286 W. Lake Mead Parkway.

The Animal Foundation also will host a Happy Valentail’s Open House on Saturday, from 11 am – 4 pm February 16. In celebration of World Spay Day (February 26), the first 100 Chihuahuas to arrive with their owners will receive a voucher for a free spay or neuter surgery at The Animal Foundation’s Low-Cost Spay or Neuter Clinic.

Other activities include a vendor fair and carnival.

Henderson, Animal Rights Group Continue Battle Over Onion


LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The city of Henderson is continuing its legal fight to euthanize a dog that attacked a toddler.

Henderson officials want the Nevada Supreme Court to dismiss an appeal seeking to keep Onion the dog alive, arguing that the Lexus Project rescue group has no ownership rights to the animal.

Meanwhile, the Lexus Project argued Tuesday in a court filing that a lower court decision allowing for Onion's death has no standing.

Onion's owner legally gave the animal up after it killed her grandson April 27. She later said she wanted the Lexus Project to have Onion so it could send the animal to a Colorado sanctuary.

A settlement judge will attempt to broker a compromise with both sides this month.

Onion must be kept alive until the appeal is resolved.

Activists Plan Rally in Support of Onion

Activists Plan Rally in Support of Onion


With a Henderson judge set to hear arguments about the fate of Onion the dog Friday morning, a local activist group plans a rally in support of keeping the animal alive.

Onion is a 6-year-old Mastiff-Rhodesian Ridgeback mix who killed 1-year-old Jeremiah Shahan at the family home in Henderson last week in an incident some feel was an accident. The dog has been deemed vicious by authorities and was scheduled to be euthanized earlier this week before local and national animal rights groups successfully pushed for more time to prove the dog should be allowed to live out its life at a rescue facility in Colorado.

The rally planned by Nevada Political Action for Animals will take place at 9 a.m. Friday at 200 Lewis Ave. in Henderson. The case is set to be heard at 10 a.m.

Gimme Shelter Concert for Animals This Weekend

Gimme Shelter Concert for Animals This Weekend

An event at Lake Las Vegas this weekend promises good music for a great cause.

It is the fourth annual Heaven Can Wait Animal Society’s Gimme Shelter fundraiser. The fundraiser features live music on the floating stage from Landsharks, a Jimmy Buffett tribute band.

The concert starts at 7 p.m., at the Village at Lake Las Vegas. The organizers suggest people come early because the first 100 concert-goers that are 21 and over will get a free pint of beer. General admission tickets are $20 and are available at the door. The money raised will go towards spaying and neutering programs through Heaven Can Wait. The organization is dedicated to keeping the animal population in southern Nevada under control.

In addition to the concert, there will be vendors, and the shops and restaurants at the Village at Lake Las Vegas will be open for concert guests.

Charity Golf Tournament Benefits Homeless Pets

Charity Golf Tournament Benefits Homeless Pets


Golfers won’t mind going in the ruff – er, rough – at one upcoming charity golf tournament.

The “Golf ‘Fore’ the Love of Pets” tournament tees off Monday, Feb. 13 at The Golf Club at SouthShore at Lake Las Vegas. The event benefits Heaven Can Wait Animal Society, a nonprofit with a mission of eliminating animal and pet overpopulation in Southern Nevada. 

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.