The puppies rescued from the Prince and Princess puppy store fire, mentioned in a previous article of mine, are available for adoption from my favorite shelter, The Animal Foundation.
The puppies have been cared for and housed at The Animal Foundation in Las Vegas. In collaboration with their local rescue partner, A Home 4 Spot, The Animal Foundation is pleased to announce that the 25 puppies from the fire at Prince & Princess Pet Shop in January are finally ready to find their forever homes.
Interested in adopting one of the adorable pups? They are having an online drawing for the opportunity to adopt one of the puppies. In case you didn’t catch this story, Gloria Lee and her alleged co-conspirator Kirk Bills, were caught on their own surveillance cameras dousing the pet shop, in front of the puppies cages, with a flammable substance, lighting it on fire and leaving the puppies to what would have been a certain and agonizing death, if it weren’t for the sprinkler system saving their lives.
For those interested in taking part in the adoption raffle here is some info from the email sent to me from The Animal Foundation about auction.
- The Online Adoption Drawing began Sunday March 23rd at 11:00am on their website, www.AnimalFoundation.com and the drawing will close at 11:00am PST on Tuesday, March 25. You can also view the puppies on the website and their Facebook page www.facebook.com/AnimalFoundation
Entries are $250 each — the equivalent of each puppy’s adoption fee. Winning participants are subject to adoption requirements including, but not limited to, participation in a scheduled in-person adoption screening and home check.
To encourage the adoption of the incredible shelter pets available at The Animal Foundation year-round, The Animal Foundation will waive the fees for the adoption of one (1) animal at either of its adoption centers or any off-site adoption event through September 30, 2014 for Drawing Participants that have not been selected as a winner, if they present their entry receipt.
Raffle fee paid by Winner will include spay/neuter, microchip, up-to-date vaccines, a starter bag of dog food and a voucher good for a complimentary wellness exam at participating veterinary hospitals. An additional $10 city license fee will apply for Winners living in the City of Las Vegas or the City of North Las Vegas. Winners living in the City of Henderson must register their dogs with the City of Henderson (license fee is $6).
The entry proceeds from participants that are not selected will be used to subsidize future placements with the more than 70 rescue organizations that partner with The Animal Foundation. This effort will help save the lives of countless lost, unwanted and abandoned pets in Southern Nevada.
Christine Robinson, Executive Director of the Animal Foundation, said, “We felt it was so important to use this opportunity to try to find incredible homes for our other great pets, in addition to the dogs from the fire. We receive an average of 110 new animals every single day. They all need homes. They all need love. They all need families. We are incredibly excited to be offering this opportunity to the participants of the drawing who aren’t selected to take a pet store puppy home.”
The Animal Foundation has received so many inquiries from the media and people wishing to adopt the puppies they decided a raffle where the winners will be randomly chosen by a computer will be the most fair way to decide which eligible families will be able to adopt the puppies.
What a great outcome to what could have been a horrible ending to these puppies lives.
Christine Smith was born in San Dimas California and lived in a few other states but considers Cali the best. She loves biking and rollerblading up the coast and supporting the local beach bars.
Her heart has always been with rescuing animals rescue groups gave up on for being too vicious or sick, She’d rehabilitate them and find them homes. She’s rescued 114 and counting!
After visiting Playboy studios with a friend she was named Playboy’s Miss December 2005. Christine enjoyed traveling all over the US, hosting events and doing autograph signings. She won a Celebrity of the Year award in London for radio interviews. Had fun being in TV shows and movies, Bad Teacher is her favorite; Christine considers working with Cameron Diaz was an honor!
She felt very blessed to have the title of Playmate; it allowed her to help countless charities by “using her name.” She received an award from the Veterans Administration for her volunteer work and has been able to help many charities helping the wonderful people who serve our country and many animal rescue groups.
Her favorite part of being a Playmate has been meeting her fans, and she’d try to make each person feel special and give them an experience to remember.
She is very excited to now be a part of The Los Angeles Post-Examiner and be able share her experiences and speak with all the readers!