Nevada-Based Animal Rescue Organization Faces Closure

Mar 16, 2011, 17:00 ET from Adopt A Rescue Pet

Adopt A Rescue Pet Must Raise $70,000 in 45 days or pets face uncertain future, even death 

LAS VEGAS, March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Adopt A Rescue Pet (ARP) is one of Nevada's largest animal rescue organizations sterilizing and re-homing pets for over ten years. Like many pet owners who have recently faced foreclosure, ARP is now facing a crisis of its own.  In 45 days the organization must raise $70,000 to pay off the pending balloon payment for the five-acre dog sanctuary in Amargosa Valley. Private foundation grant funding was to have provided the money back in January, but when the foundation suddenly went defunct, the non-profit pet rescue organization found itself suddenly seeking $70,000.00. 

"We are deeply concerned about the future of pets in the Las Vegas area if we are not able to secure the funding necessary to keep our doors open.  At the very least, 300 pets would immediately be without a home.  There just isn't any place locally or statewide that could take our pets.  Sadly, they would most likely have to be euthanized," remarks Elizabeth Rubin, Founder of ARP. 

To secure the funding necessary to keep the doors at ARP open, the animal rescue group today announced the 700-Strong Club.   The 700-Strong Club is a group of 700 people strong who commit financially to donate a minimum of $100 to ARP in the next 30 days.  "If 700 people each gave $100 then our pets would be saved and our organization would have a home for the foreseeable future," says Rubin.  

Donations of any amount can be made via the ARP website, or deposited directly into Adopt A Rescue Pet's bank account at Nevada State Bank account #102013604/Adopt A Rescue Pet Sanctuary Account.  Donations can be mailed to:

Adopt A Rescue Pet

Admin Ofc./Sanctuary Fund

1500 E. Tropicana, Ste 105

Las Vegas, Nevada 89119 

Adopt A Rescue Pet, founded in 2000, is a nonprofit animal welfare organization headquartered in southern Nevada.  ARP has rescued and placed over 13,000 animals into new homes.  Pets in the program are sterilized, vaccinated and microchipped under the scrutiny of private veterinarians. Adoptions are held every weekend at the "Best of the West" PetSmart (Rainbow/Lake Mead)

For more information visit, email or call (702)798-8663 or (702) 883-0035.

SOURCE Adopt A Rescue Pet