On Sunday, April 22, cuddly canines in need compete in The Animal Foundation’s 9th annual “Best in Show,” Las Vegas’ most famous dog show at Orleans Arena. Magician Nathan Burton hosts the event as 50 furry contestants from The Animal Foundation’s Lied Animal Shelter participate in the highly anticipated American Kennel Club-style dog show.
As The Animal Foundation’s largest event, “Best In Show” is Southern Nevada’s premier fundraiser for benefitting lost, unwanted and abandoned animals. The dogs compete for the audience’s hearts in several categories, and pups with the most crowd applause will advance to compete for the title of “Best In Show.” Even though there is only one winner, all handsome hounds will be available for adoption immediately following the show.
Tickets are on sale now $12 for adults and $5 for children 2-12 years of age and seniors. On Sunday, April 22, 2012, the Orleans Arena doors open at noon, and the family-friendly show begins at 1:00 p.m. For tickets call 284-7777 or visit www.OrleansArena.com.
With more than 50,000 animals passing through The Animal Foundation’s Lied Animal Shelter doors each year, “Best In Show” is important in so many ways. Contracts with government municipalities allow The Animal Foundation to provide care for the first 72 hours of each animal’s stay. To maintain these services and add further services such as adoptions, humane education and the recently opened low cost spay/neuter clinic, the Foundation relies on the generous efforts of animal lovers through fundraisers like “Best In Show.”
The Animal Foundation is a private, non-profit, multi-service agency dedicated to making a difference in the lives of animals in the Las Vegas Valley. To promote the humane treatment of animals, The Animal Foundation operates the Valley’s largest open-admission shelter (Lied Animal Shelter), lost and found services, foster home and adoption services, a low-cost spay and neuter clinic and vaccination clinics, and community education.