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thank you all so much...we are surfing a wonderful wave of generosity for our shelter.... today we had an adoption at vital arts in las vegas...2 dogs went to forever homes today....2 more move to homes on monday ....3 puppies and 1 adult dog found loving fosters....the sweetie pie spay and neuter initiative earned $1000 at garage-arama sale...towards spay and neuter...bringing sf shelter van to las vegas....a generous donor called to help with getting cots for shelter dogs so they do not have to sleep on cold cement come fall and winter...whew...many blessing...gratias, maureen.

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Comment by Lily Azures on August 23, 2009 at 3:23pm
That is awesome Julie I will pass this on to Maureen...
Comment by Julie L on August 23, 2009 at 3:12pm
I posted my foster dog who came from Las Vegas Shelter on Craigslist and then got an email from a volunteer with PetSmart Charities who has offered to help LVAS send adoptable dogs to Boulder, CO on their rescue van. The program pays to send shelter employees/volunteers to a two day workshop run out of Boulder Animal Humane. At the workshop the "sending" shelters and the "receiving" shelters learn to evaluate dog behavior by the same standards.

After the workshop and a shelter visit from a Petsmart Charities representative, they setup a regular schedule to pick up dogs from the sending shelter with the petsmart charities rescue wagon, the animals are brought to Boulder Animal Humane (the receiveing shelter), evaulated a second time, spayed/neutered, and adopted!

They have to send a minimum of 15 dogs each trip and they will make special trips if they get several litters of puppies, etc...

It sounds like a great way to free space at the Shelter. Sad part is, no pit bulls. That damn, ignorant breed specific ban that Denver has may be migrating to nearby cities. But, we shouldn't kick a gift horse in the mouth, so the saying goes. It's a great program!

I have emails and phone numbers I can email... not sure if I should post them here. http://www.petsmartcharities.org/rescue-waggin/
Comment by Ben Swan on August 23, 2009 at 12:24am
Wonderful news, thanks Maureen.
Comment by Lily Azures on August 22, 2009 at 11:39pm
I will copy this word for word and post it on the other site...I can't even tell you how happy I am!!
Comment by Lily Azures on August 22, 2009 at 11:36pm
Sweet......

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