The Animal Foundation will partner with the Vegas Golden Knights in a Pucks for Paws community event to kick off the adoption process for the large number of Pomeranian dogs rescued by Las Vegas police and Clark County officials from the back of a U-Haul truck in Sandy Valley on November 30 (Pictured: Pomeranian dogs as they arrived at The Animal Foundation).
On Monday, December 18, beginning at 11:00am, the Vegas Golden Knights will host members of the public at City National Arena for a team practice session that begins at 11:30 am immediately followed by a live auction of five (5) dogs. Golden Knights players will assist in the live auction while the Vegas Golden Knights Foundation will also contribute funds to allow each attending adult over the age of 18 one free chance to adopt one of the ten (10) additional dogs there that day. Additional chances to increase an attendee’s odds of adopting a dog will be available for a discounted fee starting at $20 per ticket. A non-discounted online promotion to facilitate adoptions of the remaining majority of the dogs will launch at the same event, with members of the public invited to purchase tickets through 11:59pm on January 1, 2018.
“Given the overwhelming interest on the part of the community, we are very excited to partner with the Vegas Golden Knights in welcoming the public to celebrate the journey of these rescued dogs and begin the process of helping them find loving homes,” said Christine Robinson, Chief Executive Officer for The Animal Foundation. “Borrowing from our annual and highly popular Best in Show dog auction format, we plan to kick off this adoption process by showcasing five of our top picks of these special dogs. As with every adoption promotion, every penny made will go right back into our many lifesaving programs at The Animal Foundation.”
Thanks to the generosity of the Vegas Golden Knights Foundation, those interested in adopting one of the ten additional Pomeranian dogs there on Monday will receive one free chance per person to adopt. Attendees may also purchase an unlimited amount of discounted chances starting at $20 each. Winners will be chosen at random by an independent third-party raffle administrator and notified at the event. All winners must be present to win and only one winner per household is allowed.
The free and discounted tickets for the chance to win will serve as the adoption fee for the winners. Spay/neuter, microchip, up-to-date vaccines, a starter bag of food, 30 days of free pet insurance and a voucher good for a complimentary wellness exam at participating veterinary hospitals will all be included thanks to the funds contributed by the Vegas Golden Knights Foundation. The Animal Foundation can and will deny adoptions to participants who do not meet all adoption requirements or in the instance that the placement is not in the best interest of the dog. No refunds will be issued.
A non-discounted online promotion to facilitate adoptions for the remaining majority of the Pomeranian dogs for $200 per dog–“ less than the cost to care for each dog during their stay at The Animal Foundation and equal to our highest adoption fee – will also launch at the event on December 18, with tickets available for purchase through 11:59pm on January 1, 2018. Further details of the online chance to adopt will be made available on December 18.
All the rescued Pomeranian dogs have been in the care of The Animal Foundation’s animal care and veterinary staff since they were brought to the shelter by Animal Control on November 30. Based on evaluations of each dog’s health and temperament, placement options for some of the Pomeranians dogs will include care in a foster home and not immediate adoption.
The Animal Foundation is located at 655 North Mojave Road.Â For more information and to find a new Pomeranian or other companion, please visit animalfoundation.com.
The Animal Foundation and Vegas Golden Knights “Pucks For Paws” Community Event Details
WHEN: Monday, December 18 beginning at 11:00 am. Vegas Golden Knights practice begins at 11:30 am. The live auction will take place after the practice ends.
WHERE: City National Arena, 1550 S. Pavilion Center Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89135