August Tip of the Month
The dog days of summer are here!
It does get hotter here in our Valley, and we have a few ideas to keep your pets cool and comfortable this summer.
We cannot stress enough….Do not leave your pets in the car. Overheating can cause death or brain damage! This time of year as little as 10 minutes in a parked car can lead to heat stroke, permanent brain damage and death. Temperatures inside a car can soar to 160 degrees within minutes. Even cracking the windows or parking in the shade offers little protection for your pets, as your vehicle becomes a furnace.
DON’T MAKE THIS MISTAKE; IT COULD COST YOUR PETS LIFE!!!!
Don’t force your pet to exercise during the heat of the day. Exercise him early in the morning or late evening when temperatures are cooler.
In really hot weather, don’t leave your dog standing on the hot street. Paws can burn since they are not protected by shoes.
If you take your dog on vacation, camping or hiking with you be prepared. Always have plenty of water available and a shady place where they can cool down.
At home, your pet needs to have fresh clean water at ALL times. This means inside and outside the home. Keep his water dish clean and free from algae and dirt.
Make sure your dog has adequate shelter. A sturdy dog house is best, or you may choose to build a shelter. Make sure it is covered to allow your dog to get underneath and get out of the weather.
If possible, bring your pet inside during the heat of the day. Your pet will appreciate the cool break from the outdoor temperatures.
Be sensitive to older short- snouted breeds, such as Bulldogs, Pekingese, Boston Terriers, Lhasa Apsos and Shih Tzus. These breeds are already susceptible to upper respiratory problems, and the heat may bring about or make an existing condition worse.
Featured Dog- Buddy
Buddy is a 2 year old brindle boxer. He loves people and will try to sit on your lap not realizing he is a big dog. He is doing well with his leash training and knows sit. Buddy needs a home where he can get the attention and training he needs to become a great dog. He has shown interest with children and other dogs but will need introduced to both in the home situation to see how he gets along with them.
Other available dogs- At this time there are no other dogs available for adoption,
Featured Cat- Franco
Franco is a 5 year old orange marmalade cat. He is a big boy and loves attention, being petted and being able to sit on a high spot in the cat room and view everything going on around him. Franco will need a home where he will be the only cat in the home. He talks as he walks around the room giving a running commentary of everything he is seeing and thinking.
Other available cats-
Ivy- Never stops purring or playing. Petite tortoiseshell. Loves people. Only cat in home please.
Spirit- Gentle quiet and outgoing. Loves people and attention. Small young lady. Only cat in home please.
Elton- Large gentleman. He is very talkative. Loves attention and being with you. Only cat in home.
All animals will be spayed or neutered prior to leaving shelter and receive 1 year rabies vaccination and city license. Ages are approximate.
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 changed 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