I worked there for a while and it is a HORRIBLE place! They really don't care about the well-being of the poor creatures that end up there. More than half of the employees were only there because of their P.O. and could care less about the animals. Plus they would purposefully give the animals a brown "medicine" which in less than a week would make the animals sick to where they would die or be so sick they had to be euthanized. If you love animals then I urge you not to take them to this heartless facility. There are other more caring shelters out there.
It states on the web page that low cost Vaccinations are Mon-Thur from 4p-6pm. I took Monday off just for that and then drove across town ( since there is only ONE animal shelter in LV!!!!!!!!!) and then get there and get told that they are only doing shots on Sunday...Do you think with so much attention to the dissatifaction of this place that they could change the web page to state this?
Who has authority over this place? Someone should be held accountable for all the lost animal lives and the ignorance of the human race!!!!!!!!!
Executives of the Lied Animal Foundation received a copy of the book that told all about the threat of Parvovirus and how it could be recognized and prevented. When his own pet was killed in a dog kennel, the author quit an executive position at General Motors and opened the world's first real Pet Motel in 1973. During the 1979 worldwide parvovirus epidemic, Leeds took on the American Veterinary Association and the American Boarding Kennel Association to publicize the availability of a vaccine and sanitizing agent that would prevent parvovirus. The title of the book is LOVE IS A 4 LEGGED WORD by Robert X. Leeds. Epic Publishing Co. is located in Las Vegas. Movie rights for the book were recently sold to ClearVision MPG of Hollywood. Maybe they'll go to the movies.
I recently spent a short time working at Lied. Yes, it is true that all shelters have to deal with diseases, but the problem lies in how they deal with the disease. When you have employees that take the Parvo warning off a cage that is supposed to be quarentined for seven days and bleached three times a day and they throw some poor, half-starved stray in there then that dog inevitabley catches it as well. When you dont have a vet on call or a euthanasia tech on the graveyard, and a Parvo dog bleeds out in the recieving area and the blood flows into the kennels with the other "healthy" dogs, they are inevitabley going to get Parvo. Lied is filled with uneducated and uncaring employees, and though the intentions of the shelter are good, in execution they fail miserabley. I will never advise or allow anyone I know to take an animal to either Dewey or Lied, and for many, many more reasons than the threat of Parvo. The employees are, at best, poorly trained, many dont even know what parvo is, or how easily it is spread. The administration can deny the things that go on, because they truly dont know (only because they choose not to see it, least they be made liable). There is no way they dont understand their direct responsibility in the death and destruction of so many animals that would have had a chance, had they not gone to Lied. Same goes for the feline leuk problem at Lied. The Parvo and feline leuk problems are only a tiny portion of what is wrong with that shelter, and it is a damn shame that this town does not have a decent, well run, well organized, well staffed, effective city shelter.
PROS: The clinic is okay, as long as your animals are healthy and vaccinated
CONS: too many to list
Within 2 days of adoption from this shelter, my daughter's dog died of PARVO Disease.
My daughter called the shelter, was told to take him to a shelter recommemded vet, and spent another $60
to have the test done.....Because the shelter said they didn't have the facilities to do this test.
Yet, on Sunday, when the dog was returned to the shelter, my daughter was told to put the dog (still alive) in a garbage bag before entering the building.
The shelter IMMEDIATELY gave the dog a test for PARVO and it was positive.
My daughter was asked to surrender ALL paperwork, including the Vet's diagnosis, AND the receipt for payment of the test.
Why would they want the receipt if they weren't going to reimburse her, or IF THEY WEREN'T TRYING TO COVER SOMETHING UP?
She was told the dog would be observed for 3 days, and notified if the dog needed to be put to sleep.
This morning my daughter found a product which has a 97% success rate in PARVO CURE. My daughter immedately called the shelter, only to be told that the dog had been put to sleep.
And, what about all the dogs aty the shelter that were exposed to this dog?
I know for a fact that at least 10-15 of them were together in the dog run !!!!
As it turns out, a coworker of my fiance' adopted a dog about 3 months ago from this shelter and guess what? IT TOO DIED OF PARVO DISEASE. COINCIDENCE? You be the judge.
Also, my daughter was informed that it was Ok to have another dog in the house after 3 days.....WELL, Do a GOOGLE search for PARVO, and you will see a minimum of 6 months is suggested !!!!
SO, if you want to adopt a sick animal, disappoint your children, and deal with people who seem to show no concern for animals, then make it a point to visit this shelter. !!!!!
PROS: Are you kidding me?
CONS: Read the review it says it all. No concern for people, or animals
I lost my microchipped Maltese puppy and LIED assured me they scan all found dogs but instead they adopted her out to someone else and didn't notify Home Again ID or me so that I could recover my lost dog. I have been now told by others that they don't bother to scan the animals that come in and if there's a desirable dog, they hide it so a worker or one of their friends can adopt it... a Maltese puppy goes for $2,000 in many cases so she was highly desirable. The people at LIED just don't care... you can read Craigslist Las Vegas to see all the complaints about them and the way they treat animals and pet owners.
CONS: Totally disorganized and cant find dogs they show on their website.
I've been bringing my dogs here to get their shots done and haven't had a problem yet. It's nice to see that one of the veterinarians actually worked at another hospital part time which gave us a little comfort since people have a bad impression of shelters. The shots are really cheap compared to private vets and they do the same job. The wait is a little long, but it's worth it.
This place is awesome regardless of if you have a pet or want one. As many pets as they have, they still have a homey feel and you can tell their pets are well loved and cared for. The place is always clean and vets are well informed and really nice. There adoption fees are reasonable and its hard to leave without a new friend for the child in your life.
I went here because I wanted to adopt a cat. I got a kitten and brought her home. I had her a week and I couldn't handle her. She had massive problems. I brought her back and they told me that she was going to need medicine and if I wanted I could look for another cat. I got a 1 1/2 year old female who was so tame. I was so happy with my cat.
This Animal Foundation (also know as Lied Animal Shelter) is in the middle of the most mind boggling animal shelter in the country. They are expanding at an enormous rate. The facility is clean, the people love the animals and everytime I walk through there the animals are well taken care of. Can't wait to see the finished product. You'll get a great animal or animals here. My hat is off to them. They are working very hard.
Note: they always need newspapers and blankets. Food and litter and animal toys.
We went to Animal Foundation to adopt a cat and found ourselves able to explore several well lit rooms filled with cats. Right away we were able to find a loving cat and spent some time getting to know the cat. No one told us that we needed to leave or not to handle the cats. The rooms were very clean and all the cats were able to roam and explore. Before adopting our cat, we decided to look at the dogs as well. The dog area smelled like urine and the floor was very slippery.
The first cat we adopted had been at the shelter for 3 months. She was spayed, micro-chipped, and up-to-date on her shots. She also came with a free vet visit were we learning she was ill and needed medicine.
The second cat we adopted was a male that was also fixed, micro-chipped, and up-to-date on shots however he had contracted a fatal feline disease at the shelter and the vet had us bring him back so that he could be humanely euthanize so that he wouldnt suffer.
PROS: Aniamls are spayed/neutered, up to date shots, no kill shelter
CONS: Could be cleaner, pets are sick
I HAVE BEEN TO LIED ANIMAL SHELTER SEVERAL TIMES.
I THINK THAT IT SHOULD BE KEPT CLEANER AND NEATER
FOR THE ANIMALS AND THE CUSTOMERS THAT COME TO ADOPT A PET. I ADOPTED A DOG FROM THERE AND SHE IS SUCH A WONDERFUL ANIMAL. WHEN I ADOPTED HER, SHE WAS SPAYED, HOUSE-BROKEN, AND I WAS OFFERED A FREE MICROCHIP SO THAT SHE WOULDN'T GET LOST AGAIN, AS SHE DID WHEN SHE LANDED IN THE SHELTER.
SHE HAS BEEN A WONDERFUL FRIEND, PROTECTOR AND ALL-AROUND GREAT PET. THE ANIMAL SHELTER
TESTS THE DOGS FOR FOOD AGGRESSION AND OTHER
ANIMAL AGGRESSIONS. I AM GLAD THAT THEY ARE NOW
EXPANDING-THEY SURE DO NEED MORE SPACE AND MORE EMPLOYEES.
PROS: THE ANIMALS ARE SPAYED AND TESTED BEFORE THEY ARE
Besides being an adoption center, Animal Foundation also offers low cost shot clinics for dogs and cats on specified days. They also offer low cost spaying and neutering, and even obedience classes. All are great deals if you don't mind a bit of a wait during the shot clinics, or a wait for an appointment for spay/neutering services. The vets I've encountered have been very kind for as overworked as they are!
PROS: Low cost for the same basic services as animal hospitals
CONS: Crowded, long wait times
This location has many diverse pets to adopt. Pure breed and mixes alike. Animals range from mice, rats, ferrets, rabbits to cats and dogs. Once a pet is picked the process is incredibly easy and quick. You fill out an application and a fee ranging from $13.00 to $150.00 is paid. (Fee is based on what type of animal and whether the animal is city or county).