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Las Vegas' Urban Underdogs helps pet owners enduring hardships

Urban Underdogs was honored to be featured in a story by the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Here is a short excerpt from the article.

It’s been about four years since North Las Vegas resident Nikki Dawson suddenly lost her husband of a quarter-century to a heart attack. He was 50.

“I struggled,” Dawson said. “I have very little income and, at one point, I was donating plasma to pay for gas, my car insurance and food for my (six) pets. I donated about two times a week for two years. I had a medical condition later that stopped me from doing it.”
— Las Vegas Review-Journal

To read the entire article, please visit the Las Vegas Review-Journal website.

"PAW"tnering with the Las Vegas Rescue Mission

The heat is rising around the Las Vegas Valley, making the pavement and roads dangerous to both humans and animals. Understanding this unique need, Las Vegas Rescue Mission (LVRM), a nonprofit that provides aid to the homeless and hurting members of the southern Nevada community, is teaming up with Urban Underdogs Corp., a non-profit organization created to help animals in underserved communities in the Las Vegas Valley, to hold a socks and dog paw booties drive for homeless residents and their pets. The drive will run from May 27 until June 14.

Join the drive and and help out by generously donating dog paw booties, or socks for their human companion.

For drop of locations and additional information please visit the “Las Vegas HEALS” website

To hear more about the drive, listen to Heather & Cynthia on a recent “TALKING Solutions” interview.

8 Things You Can Do to Protect Your Animals in the Summer

8 Things You Can Do to Protect Your Animals in the Summer

How to keep your pet safe during the summer:

  1. Never, ever leave your furry friend in the car.
  2. Make sure your fur baby has unlimited access to fresh water.
  3. Make sure your best friend has access to shade when outside.
  4. Take walks during the cooler hours of the day.
  5. When walking, try to stay off of hot surfaces (like asphalt) because it can burn your furry pals paws.