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Nellis AFB MBG_2019 Family Resources Pets

Moves are stressful for everyone — including the family pet. Pets can sense stress and a change in routine can be difficult for them. If possible, keep your pets in a quiet, secure area while movers pack up or unload your belongings. Movers will have your door open while they move boxes and furniture, and a pet may slip out the door undetected. Make sure you keep a collar with an ID tag on your pet at all times. Ensure the tag has your current phone number on it. It is also a good idea to microchip your pets. Remember to keep the microchip’s contact information up-to-date. If your pet escapes during any part of your move, you want the animal shelter that scans the chip to be able to contact you.

Your pet faces many dangers in Nevada, from dangerous wildlife to hazardous plants and extreme weather. Warmer weather brings out scorpions and snakes, whose venom can cause serious illness and even death. If you or your pet is stung or bitten, seek medical care immediately. Cats and dogs love to dig and root in the dirt, but area gardens may contain hazardous plants, such as cacti, sago palms, azaleas or oleander that can harm our four-legged friends. Nevada’s hot summer temperatures can burn the footpads of animals and kill them if they’re left in a hot motor vehicle, even with the windows partially down. Always provide plenty of water for pets, don’t let them exert themselves during the hottest time of day and take them to a vet if they show signs of heat-related lethargy.

Animal Services

Nevada Department of Wildlife
Public safety wildlife issues 775-688-1331

The Nevada Department of Wildlife is responsible for the restoration and management of fish and wildlife resources and the promotion of boating safety on Nevada’s waters. The website offers tips about wildlife and habitat conservation; information on education programs; and regulations for fishing, hunting and boating.

Clark County Animal Control
2911 E. Sunset Road
Las Vegas, NV 89120 702-455-7710

Clark County Animal Control promotes public safety, rabies control and responsible pet ownership through education, service and enforcement. Services include animal permits and 24-hour animal care and control services to all unincorporated areas of Clark County, including pickup services for live, sick, injured and dead stray animals.

The Animal Foundation
655 N. Mojave Road
Las Vegas, NV 89101 702-384-3333

Founded in 1978, the Animal Foundation is a nonprofit organization that operates Nevada’s largest open-admission animal shelter and animal adoption center. The foundation manages an 8-acre Las Vegas campus with a multitude of services and provides a refuge for more than 25,000 homeless, lost, neglected, unwanted and abused animals every year. All animals impounded by Clark County Animal Control are taken to this facility. The foundation provides a variety of services, including microchipping, low-cost vaccines and a low-cost spay and neuter clinic.

Henderson Animal Care and Control
300 E. Galleria Drive
Henderson, NV 89011 702-267-4970

This facility provides aid, comfort and medical attention to the animals that come under its care and enforces the laws that protect animals and the community. Visit the agency’s website for more information about lost pets, adoptions, licensing information and how to report animal noise.

Las Vegas Animal Control
416 N. Seventh St.
Las Vegas, NV 89101 702-229-6444

Las Vegas Animal Control enforces animal-related state statutes and ordinances under the Las Vegas municipal code, including rabies quarantines, animal cruelty investigations, and barking-dog and animals-at-large complaints. Other services include pet licensing and permits. Visit the website for more information about permits, licensing and other animal laws.

North Las Vegas Animal Control
655 N. Mojave Road
Las Vegas, NV 89101 702-633-1750

The department’s services include rescuing injured or sick animals, controlling stray and potentially dangerous animals roaming at large, removing stray dead animals from private and public property, and transporting lost pets to the Animal Foundation where their owners can reclaim them.

Pets for Patriots

Pets for Patriots’ vision is to end animal homelessness in the United States while giving our military veterans and their families the greatest “thank you” of all: the extraordinary love of a companion pet. It makes this happen through its nationwide shelter and veterinary networks, military and veteran organizations, and a public that values the lives of both the vulnerable and heroic among us.

To learn more about adopting a pet, visit

Veterinary Services

Veterinary services in Clark County are plentiful; see the Military Buyer’s Guide to connect with local providers. Another source
for connecting with a veterinarian is the Nevada Veterinary Medical Association website:

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