Featured Shelter Animals April 3, 2015

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Mesquite Animal Shelter Pet Listing April 3, 2015

April is Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month

Remember…We Are Their Voice

According to the ASPCA, every ten seconds an animal is abused or beaten.  Mesquite animal Shelter is proud to join the ASPCA as they celebrate 145 years of fighting animal cruelty.

It’s a reminder to people to speak out for animals who they think might be abused or neglected. Here are 3 easy ways you can help prevent animal cruelty.

  1. Report animal abuse if you see it. If you witness someone abusing a dog or cat, whether they are physically abusing the animal or neglecting the animal in some way, report it to local animal control. Neglect may require an educational visit from an animal control officer. Abuse may require removal of the animal from the home. Either way, your call will guarantee a better life for the pet. The ACO’s will keep your name confidential.
  2. Learn to recognize animal cruelty. Here are some signs and symptoms seen in many of the cases investigated:
  • Tick or flea infestations. Such a condition, if left untreated by a veterinarian, can lead to an animal’s death.
  • Wounds on the body.
  • Patches of missing hair.
  • Extremely thin, starving animals.
  • Limping.
  • An owner striking or otherwise physically abusing an animal.
  • Dogs that are repeatedly left alone without food and water, often chained up in a yard.
  • Dogs that have been hit by cars – or are showing any of the signs listed above – and have not been taken to a veterinarian.
  • Dogs that are kept outside without shelter in extreme weather conditions.
  1. Teach children to respect animals.Children learn how to treat animals from the adults in their lives. Be a role model and show kindness and respect to animals and the children in your life will do the same. There is a reason for promoting kindness: children who are cruel to animals often grow up to be cruel to people as well. Nip animal cruelty in the bud early on. Teach children compassion. Teach your children to treat animals with respect. By learning how to properly care for pets when young, your children will be responsible pet owners as adults. This may help break the chain of abuse. Explain why your animals need daily food and water, describe the benefits of regular veterinary care and show by example how to treat your pets with love.

Be kind to animals. Thank you for making a difference by preventing animal cruelty.

DSCN1484Featured Dog: Peanut

Peanut is a terrier blend. Peanut was found as a stray.  She is about 15 lbs. and 3 years old.  Peanut is a great girl, housebroken, spayed, and current on shots.  She walks very well on the leash and loves to ride in the car. Her terrier coat is low to non-shedding.  Peanut gets along fine with kids and other dogs; cats unknown. She would do well in any home environment.

Other available dogs: Casper Male 1 year old poodle blend.

 

 

 

Locket 1Featured Cat-Locket female, domestic short hair 2 years old year

Always looking for that special piece of jewelry then you need to have this special lady in your home. Born with a pendant of orange at her throat offset against white hair, Locket is one high-class dame. She’ll sit very nearby and look you proudly in the eye, her posture elegantly erect, and her tail wrapped primly round … as though she is always posing for a portrait! She would do best in a quiet one cat home. Locket likes petting and attention but is not a “snuggly” cat. She will sit with you but not one to be held and cuddled.

All animals will be spayed or neutered prior to leaving shelter and receive 1 year rabies vaccination and city license. Ages are approximated.

The City of Mesquite Animal Shelter located at 795 Hardy Way is open for adoptions from 11am until 1 pm, Monday through Saturday, Sunday 1pm -3pm. Please call 702-346-7415 during these hours to speak to the front desk. Animal Control may be reached by phone or voicemail at 702-346-5268

The animals submitted to the media may have changes so please visit our Petfinder website for a current listing and more detailed information on the animals. www.mesquiteanimalshelter.petfinder.com

Please also check our Facebook pages for lost and found animals along with pet information. https://www.facebook.com/MesquiteNVAnimalControl  and https://www.facebook.com/FRIENDSOFMESQUITENVANIMALSHELTER

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