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Mountain’s Edge celebrates pets

Four-legged friends, their owners and other animal enthusiasts are invited to participate in the fourth annual Family, Fur and Fun Festival today.

Presented by the Nevada Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the free event will be held 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Exploration Park at the Mountain’s Edge master-planned community in southwestern Las Vegas.

“The Family, Fur and Fun Festival focuses on humane education and fun for the entire family, including their companion animals,” said Doug Duke, NSPCA executive director. Well-behaved companion animals are welcome and encouraged to attend, but should be leashed and comfortable with crowds.

“This event celebrates animal rescue and adoption, while highlighting the role of humane education to share messages of kindness for all animals throughout the community.”

The festival will feature educational, interactive and service booths and activities including $5 micro chipping from Aloha Animal Hospital, $5 pet tags from Barking Dogs Self-Wash and Grooming, pet adoptions, animal massage, raffles and Animal Hero Badge. Some of Mountain’s Edge builders will be participating in the festival.

Arica of Petographique is offering special pricing for pet portraits: 5-inch-by-7-inch print for $20 and 8-inch-by-10-inch print for $25. All proceeds benefit NSPCA. Clear Channel’s The Real House Pets of Las Vegas photo contest winners will be revealed. Visit kwnr.com, ksne.com and 931theparty.com for information.

Event sponsors include Mountain’s Edge, Aloha Animal Hospital, Clear Channel of Las Vegas (Sunny 106.5-FM, 93.1-FM the Party and 95.5-FM Vegas Country), Law Office of Donna Stidham, Whole Pet Solutions, Barking Dogs Self-Wash and Grooming, Las Vegas Veterinary Referral Center, Spa and Neuter Center of Southern Nevada, Stone and Tile Décor, Nathan Adelson Hospice and Camden Apartments.

Family, Fur and Fun Festival proceeds support low-cost spay, neuter and vaccination services; shelter and adoption of animals; and educational programs. For information, visit familyfurandfun.com.

Mountain’s Edge consistently has ranked in the country’s top five best-selling master-planned communities for the past five years by RCLCO, a leading independent real estate advisory firm. Builders include: Amstar Homes, Beazer Homes, Camden Homes, Discovery Homes, Harmony Homes, KB Home, Lennar, Meritage Homes, Pardee Homes, Pulte Homes, Richmond American Homes, Ryland Homes, StoryBook Homes and Woodside Homes. Many are offering special programs coinciding with the Mountain’s Edge Discovery Days campaign promoting builders’ incentives and several nonprofit organizations’ community-wide events.

For example, Meritage Homes is offering a special move-in package at its three neighborhoods’ showcase quick move-in homes.

At Great Falls, homes start at $170,888 beginning at $1,311 per month ranging from 1,702 to 1,911 square feet and include a washer and dryer, refrigerator and 2-inch faux blind package. Whitewater homes start at $204,900 beginning at $1,442 per month ranging from 2,019 to 2,170 square feet and include a washer and dryer. Payments in both neighborhoods include principal, interest, taxes and insurance; special improvement district and homeowners association fees and residents benefit from membership at Meritage Homes’ Yellowstone Clubhouse.

Summer Trail homes at the private, gated community start at $221,788 beginning at $1,475 per month including principal, interest, taxes and insurance and homeowners association fees with plans ranging from 2,028 to 2,299 square feet and include a washer and dryer.

To learn more about Mountain’s Edge events and Discovery Days new homes promotions, visit the Mountain’s Edge New Home Information Center, open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, at 9275 S. Buffalo Drive (corner of Buffalo Drive and Blue Diamond Road.).

For information, call 898-5777 or visit mountainsedge.com.

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