13 Investigates

Actions

13 Investigates allegations of pets in peril at The Animal Foundation: Watch the full series here

Screen Shot 2021-11-24 at 2.55.51 PM.png
Posted at 3:51 PM, Nov 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-07 01:49:56-05

UPDATE: In the wake of the 13 Action News investigation, local leaders have said conditions exposed were kept secret from them, and now they are demanding answers from The Animal Foundation. Read the latest story here.

If your pet goes missing in the City of Las Vegas, Clark County or North Las Vegas, odds are it will end up at The Animal Foundation.

Insider after insider is coming forward to 13 Action News, claiming the shelter is putting pets in peril. 13 Chief Investigator Darcy Spears has been looking into allegations of neglect at The Animal Foundation for months, culminating in a six-part investigative series.

Watch the full series below. To read the story that correlates with parts one and two, click here. To read the story that correlates with parts three through six, click here.

Two things to keep in mind: your tax dollars pay for this, and this is also the likely place your pet will end up if it ever gets lost.

PART 1 | A family loses their dog

13 Investigates: The Animal Foundation part 1

Read parts one and two of the investigative series here.

PART 2 | Woman's journey to reunite with her cat

13 Investigates: The Animal Foundation part 2

Read parts one and two of the investigative series here.

PART 3 | Insiders describe shelter spiraling out of control

13 Investigates: The Animal Foundation part 3

Read parts three through six of the investigative series here.

PART 4 | 'They died from our lack of care'

13 Investigates: The Animal Foundation part 4

Read parts three through six of the investigative series here.

PART 5 | Animal shelter in crisis

Las Vegas animal shelter in crisis: The Animal Foundation Part 5

Read parts three through six of the investigative series here.

PART 6 | If your pet goes missing, it most likely will end up here

Lost pet retrieval frustrating: The Animal Foundation Part 6

Read parts three through six of the investigative series here.

UPDATE | Local leaders demand answers, call for audit of The Animal Foundation

Local leaders demand answers, call for audit of The Animal Foundation

Following the 13 Investigates series taking a closer look at allegations of neglect at the Animal Foundation, local leaders have said conditions at the shelter were kept secret from them. Some are calling for an audit of the shelter. Read the full story here.

Looking for more in-depth journalism? Find more 13 Action News investigative reports at ktnv.com/13Investigates.

Also, 13 Action News is tackling the critical issue of rapid growth head-on in our special series Meadows to Metropolis. View the series in full at ktnv.com/Growth.

13 Investigates - Send us a tip
Do you have a story idea or tip for 13 Investigates? Fill out the form below.
Are you willing to go on camera?

HOW TO WATCH