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Jeff Civillico: Withdraw from the Best In Show Fundraiser & Dog AUCTION

sarah mikkelson
sarah mikkelson Las Vegas, Nevada
592 Signatures Goal: 500

Please sign and circulate (do not donate) this important petition to urge Las Vegas entertainer Jeff Civillico to withdraw his participation from Best in Show, an annual fundraiser and dog auction, held by Vegas' shameless, high-kill shelter, The Animal Foundation.


The Animal Foundation, the shelter I was rescued from, is a black eye to the animal-loving city of Las Vegas, killing over 21,000 animals last year. They have a notorious track record for killing thousands of animals who are healthy and treatable, even as rows of kennels sit vacant. Some of the frequent reasons animals have been destroyed at the Animal Foundation are for mere ear infections, cracked teeth, allergies, superficial wounds, etc. For others, timidness and fear are a death sentence. This needless killing goes on all while they have over $3.5 million in savings and receive $3.9 million in tax dollars annually.


We have reached out to Jeff Civillico, and even though he now aware of the alarming facts presented to him, he has stated he will continue to host the event.


Does Jeff Civillico care that tens of thousands of animals are needlessly killed each year at The Animal Foundation even as plenty of kennels remain vacant?


Does Jeff Civillico care that animals with minor medical issues (ear infections, fractured teeth, wounds, URI's, allergies) are often not treated and killed by the Animal Foundation?


Does Jeff Civillico care that the Animal Foundation's fundraising team raises more money for themselves than the do for the animals in their care? In 2012 .53 cents of every dollar went to the fundraising team.

Does Jeff Civillico care that the highlight of Best in Show is a live animal sale where dogs are auctioned off like property, a promotion that is illegal in Clark County and frowned upon by the Humane Society of the United States?

Does Jeff Civillico care that he will be risking his professional and personal integrity for an organization that doesn't value life and treats animals like they are nothing more than commodities?

We don't know if Jeff cares, but we certainly do.

Please sign our petition and share this message so that Jeff Civillico and other Vegas entertainers and businesses think twice before involving themselves with this disgraceful organization.

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  • carinrobinson
    carinrobinson United States, Las Vegas
    May 12, 2014
    May 12, 2014
    hate Las Vegas
  • Annette Duenkel
    Annette Duenkel Canada, Bracebridge
    Apr 16, 2014
    Apr 16, 2014
    this shelter is not a humane shelter and should be closed down. Any shelter that has a kill policy should never receive any type of tax dollar what so ever. And anyone that supports these shelters will never get support from me.
  • connie williams
    connie williams United States, Winfield
    Apr 07, 2014
    Apr 07, 2014
    whoever runs this shelter needs to be putt out
  • Layne Martin
    Layne Martin United States, Los Angeles
    Mar 19, 2014
    Mar 19, 2014
    Animal Foundation's kill numbers are abysmal and they should not be in the business of "saving" animals when they kill 20,000 strays a year.
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