More than 300 dogs adopted, shelter overcrowding eases - 8 News NOW

More than 300 dogs adopted, shelter overcrowding eases

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LAS VEGAS -- The Animal Foundation adopted out 309 dogs during its Save a Life Week campaign.

The shelter was facing overcrowding issues and issued a plea to the community on May 20 when it reached capacity for the first time in 20 months.

The shelter reduced its adoption fees for pit bulls and chihuahuas. Those are the two breeds most at risk of euthanasia. The campaign resulted in a total of 379 pets being adopted.

“We are truly grateful to our friends and neighbors in Las Vegas for helping us save lives,” said Meghan Scheibe, marketing and public relations manager for The Animal Foundation. “The response from the Southern Nevada community was tremendous! Thank you to all of our adopters, and to our volunteers, fosters and donors who help us save lives every day.”

The foundation still has 215 pets available for adoption and an average of 110 new animals entering every day. The shelter's high-intake season just started and lasts through the summer months, Scheibe said.

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