Henderson Animal Shelter Pledges “Just One Day”
June 10, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE
PLEASE CONTACT KATHLEEN RICHARDS, (702) 267-2051
Henderson, Nev. – The Henderson Animal Care and Control Facility will join with animal shelters and rescue groups across the United States on Wednesday, June 11, to refrain from euthanizing adoptable pets for “Just One Day.”
Just One Day is a national campaign to bring attention to the fact that more than 10,000 companion animals are euthanized every day. Animal shelters make a pledge to not put down any healthy or savable animal for Just One Day. The goal of the campaign is to encourage those who can adopt to visit their local shelter on June 11 and give these pets a new home.
On June 11, 2013, more than 1,000 rescue organizations took the Just One Day pledge and found homes for roughly 12,000 animals. This is the first year the Henderson animal shelter will take the pledge, and it is the Animal Control Bureau’s hope that the facility will be emptier by the end of the day.
The Henderson Animal Control Bureau is dedicated to rehoming pets every day of the year, through the use of educational programs (such as the benefits of spaying/neutering your pet), rescue groups, social media, and other resources. The bureau found new homes for more than 2,000 pets in 2013, an increase of 6.5 percent over the number of pets adopted in 2012.
People interested in adopting a pet may visit the Henderson Animal Care and Control Facility at 300 E. Galleria Dr. Adoption hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The dog adoption fee is $65; it is $55 for a cat. Pets available for adoption can be found online at cityofhenderson.com. Adoption information is available by phone at 702-267-4970 option 3.
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