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North Las Vegas Improves Animal Welfare Laws After Dog’s Tragic Death Last Summer - National Humane Education Society

Paws Up! To the North Las Vegas City Council for strengthening their animal welfare ordinances.

January 7, 2021

Last summer, the citizens of North Las Vegas were up in arms after the horrible death of Lily, a chained dog who succumbed to the torturous Nevada heat because her owner would not bring her inside (see our original article about Lily here). Her senseless death ignited outrage at the current status of animal cruelty laws in the city, and many people came together to spur action in the City Council to change these laws for the better.

Last month, their efforts were rewarded when the North Las Vegas City Council passed a new ordinance with stricter penalties for animal cruelty. According to Nevada Voters for Animals, an animal advocate group that has been fighting for justice for Lily, the new ordinance requires that animals can only be chained for up to 10 hours in a 14-hour period, that all animals outdoors should have shade and shelter when temperatures are over 85 degrees, and that pet owners must provide a cooling system such as water misting or air conditioning if temperatures exceed 105 degrees.

Take Action: The City of North Las Vegas has taken a big step toward improving the lives of animals in their city. Please take a moment to thank the City Council for making these changes happen. Click here to be taken to their message page. Continue to write to your own city governments to improve animal welfare regulations in your area so that no dog suffers the way Lily did.

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5 responses to “North Las Vegas Improves Animal Welfare Laws After Dog’s Tragic Death Last Summer”

  1. Diana Lewis says:

    Thank you for working toward a more humane world for animals!

  2. Eileen Kulp says:

    What happened to Lily is an Outrage and the owner sat on his Ass in the air conditioning as his dog lay dying. That SOB needs to be prosecuted and heavily fined and NOT ALLOWED to OWN ANY ANIMAL!!! You need more tougher laws for ALL animals. So thank you City Council for moving in the right direction to help improve the lives of animals in your city. Abuse of an animal should not to taken lightly and needs to be punished to set an example for everyone.

  3. A. Holtz says:

    To the City council, thank you for the stricter laws. People in general also need to get more involved and care more about the safety and well being of animals in their communities and speak up when they see any types of cruelty toward them .Other wise what is the point. So don’t be afraid; get involved!!!

  4. Thank you to the City Council of North Las Vegas for taking this action. I think we can all agree no matter our politics, that we have witnessed a great deal of cruelty lately, person to person, and groups of people to people. We need to teach our children to be kind and respectful of all living creatures, to have the kind of society, we want to live in.

  5. John Burridge says:

    As a former resident decades ago (2520 E. Tonopah Ave.) I am especially pleased to attend to the care of pets. My poodles had a ‘dog door’ they could always use to get in next to the A/C in the Nevada summers.

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