No Kill Las Vegas Shelter
We, the undersigned, urge our locally elected officials to act now to find a replacement for The Animal Foundation, operators of the Lied Animal Shelter.
Background: Our community animal shelter needs new management! The Animal Foundation has continually mismanaged OUR community shelter since taking over the contract in 2004. In 2013, 53% of the animals that entered The Animal Foundation were killed. That’s over 21,000 animals, more than all of the Los Angeles city shelters combined. Cities such as Seattle, Reno, and Austin have been able to save 90% or more of the animals that enter their shelter by using the progressive practices of the No Kill model.
The Animal Foundation currently uses outdated, failing policies. They justify killing an animal for medical reasons if they are obese, in need of a dental cleaning, have an ear infection, or even simply a sore on their tail from it wagging it up against the kennel (happy tail). Out of convenience and cost savings they leave half of the cat kennels empty. They charge up to $250 for an adoption fee, even while the other shelter in the county charges $65. They kill dogs as soon as their legal three day hold is up, even if there are empty kennels at the shelter.
When you sign the petition, please mark that you would like to become a member of No Kill Las Vegas. There is no fee and it will allow us to have a larger influence with elected officials as well as keep you informed as the movement grows. (If you signed this petition at the Las Vegas Pet Expo, then you do not need to sign again.)