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Appointments now needed to surrender pets to shelter

Posted at 7:24 PM, Aug 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-26 20:49:40-04
The Animal Foundation is rolling out a new plan to help save animal lives.
Starting Sept. 1, owners will no longer be able to drop off their pets. They will have to make appointments.
"The appointments are meant to council owners and offer them resources, so they don't have to surrender their pet, " said Holly McHugh with The Animal Foundation.
The new initiative is based off a model that is already being used at open admission shelters across the country.
"We saw the other admissions shelters all over the country were saving 90 percent of the animals. We knew we could do something to save the lives of animals in Las Vegas,"  said Bryce Henderson, the President of No Kill Las Vegas.
Henderson said he is usually on the opposing side of The Animal Foundation, but this initiative is the exception.
"We are happy they are taking this next step," Henderson said.
To make an appointment to surrender an owned animal after Sept. 1, call (702) 955-5910
For more information about The Animal Foundation, click here