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October 19, 2017

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Dog adoption fees waived to help relieve overcrowding at shelters

The Animal Foundation is waiving all of its dog adoption fees for a limited time to help relieve ongoing crowding issues.

The foundation will waive fees for spay/neuter surgeries, microchips, up-to-date vaccines and more Thursday through Sunday, according to a media release issued Tuesday.

Though a $10 city license fee may apply, the offer means that some pet parents will get to take home their dogs at no cost.

The special is the latest effort by the Animal Foundation to ease crowding at its facilities. The foundation’s Lied Animal Shelter asked residents to postpone dropping off animals late last month and the organization has been offering discounts on animal adoptions.

The Animal Foundation estimates that in September more than 1,800 dogs will enter the shelter’s care.

According to the release, about 225 dogs are available for adoption at the foundation’s adoption centers.

The foundation allows potential pet parents to view adoptable animals through an online database. Each household is eligible for up to one fee-waived adoption, according to the release. Adopters will be required to complete in-person adoption counseling.

The Animal Foundation has two adoption centers, the Campus Adoption Center at 655 N. Mojave Road, Las Vegas, and the PetSmart Charities Everyday Adoption Center at 286 W. Lake Mead Parkway, Henderson. For hours of operation or additional information, visit the foundation’s website.

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