WCFA Pets Needing People

WCFA’s featured pet is Casey:  Casey’s owner found that she wasn’t spending enough time with him and wanted him to have a more active home. Not sure what breed Casey is; he has a shih tzu face but also some terrier, could be part havanese, maltese, westie.  He is a super fun little guy who would make a great addition to any home! Casey is 5-6 years old, weighs 19 lbs., has soft, curly, non-shedding fur and a curly tail. He is housetrained, loves to go for walk and, rides well in the car. Casey loves everyone and other dogs and cats. He is neutered, current on his shots and microchipped. You must have a fenced yard to adopt Casey. He will need to be groomed on a regular basis.

If you are interested in any of our pets, please go to www.wecareforanimals.org  where you can see all of our adoptable pets and you can complete an adoption application. For more information call us at 702-346-3326 (voicemail), call Karen at 435-862-9574 or Linda at 702-376-1642. Next pet adoption is January 13, 2018,  9:30 am – 12:30 pm  (please note we have switched to fall/winter hours) at Suite 1, 150 N. Yucca. Questions? Email us at wcfanv@gmail.com.  Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/wecareforanimalsmesquitenv.  Please call us to schedule a visit with our pets at a mutually convenient time. 

Other Available Pets:

CATS:   

Annalisa (formerly Angel) is about 6 months old, current on all vaccines and has been altered.  She has small tuffs on her ears and has a little goatee (beard).  She is friendly and purrs easily. Annalisa has an outgoing personality and enjoys competing with Tessa for a special spot on the cat condo.

Tessa is about 15 weeks old. Tessa is current on vaccines, altered and micro chipped. She is a sweet girl, a little on the shy side at first. Tessa enjoys hanging out on the cat condo and likes playing with toys.  She and Annalisa are now good friends.

Charlie is about 15 months old.  He is big gentle guy and loves to have his chin rubbed.  Charlie is altered and current on vaccines.  He is an affectionate cat and enjoys attention.   He does well with his female roommates, Annalisa and Tessa.   

Toby is about 20 months old, neutered and current on his vaccines. He is declawed in front and micro chipped. Toby is now in a foster home with two other cats.  He has not shared a home with dogs or small children. Toby has beautiful, large eyes and is a very handsome young feline. He is shy but is starting to come around.  Toby loves to climb to high places and view everyone below. 

DOGS:                                           

Mr. Bean (Bean) came into WCFA’s foster program when his elderly owner passed. His whole life has been turned upside down and it takes Bean time to feel comfortable in new surroundings. Bean is in the process of losing the extra weight he gained in his former home. He was fed people food and was not exercised. In foster care, he receives daily walks and is losing weight. He now has about 5 lbs to lose. He loves riding in a car and enjoys his walks. While Bean is fine with other dogs, he would do very well as the only dog in a quiet home with a mature couple or single individual. He needs a new home where his weight will be monitored and he receives daily walks. Once Bean is comfortable in his new surroundings, he is a sweet and awesome dog who will love to be with his person.  Bean is 8-1/2 years, house-trained with a dog door, neutered, current on his vaccines, micro-chipped and is in very good health.

 

WCFA offers a wonderful low-cost/free opportunity to spay/neuter your pets to prevent accidental litters and keep your pet happy and healthy. We will always alter feral cats to be released back in their environment.  Our target areas are Mesquite, Bunkerville and the Arizona Strip.  Spay/Neuter Assistance Applications are available at Mesquite Veterinary Clinic located at 371 Riverside Road and Virgin Valley Veterinary Hospital at 660 Hardy Way.  You may also call WCFA at 702-346-3326 to leave a message or visit wecareforanimals.org to contact us by email.  Half of all litters born in the U.S. are accidents that overburden shelters and rescues.

CAT TIPS

1.      Play with Your Cat

Playtime is essential for your cat, so make time to play with her every day. Since cats love to hunt, look for interactive toys that mimic prey. During play, move the toy to mimic the type of prey your cat is hunting and be sure to end each play session by allowing your cat to capture the toy.

2.      The Scoop

Scooping your cat’s litter box at least once a day will help make you aware of any potential medical problems he may be having, such as a life-threatening urinary tract condition. If you notice a change in your cat’s litter box habits, contact your veterinarian immediately.

3.      Odor Control

Cats are often put off by the odor of scented litters. They also don’t like air fresheners or room deodorizers near their litter boxes, especially citrus fragrances. To reduce odors scoop twice daily and put a small layer of baking soda in the bottom of your cat’s litter box.

4.      Multiple Cat Homes

If you have more than one cat, it’s important that you have more than one litter box. The rule of thumb is one litter box per cat plus one extra.

5.      Room with a View

Watching birds and squirrels can provide hours of entertainment for your cat. So make a window ledge available for your cat and hang a feeder out in the yard for some bird-watching fun.

6.      All Cats Need to Scratch

It’s important to provide different types of scratching stations for your cat, including horizontal and vertical posts and scratching pads. Vertical scratching posts should be at least three feet tall and extremely sturdy. Look for posts made with natural fibers, like sisal and burlap. Also, place them near your cat’s favorite place to nap, where your family spends lots of time together and near objects you don’t want your cat to scratch.

7.      Timid Kitty

Many cats will initially hide when brought into a new environment. You can help your cat during this adjustment period by giving him a safe, quiet room of his own. Once he’s comfortable, you can gradually introduce him to other areas of your home.

8.      Night Owl

Nighttime activity for cats is common. To help your cat adjust to your schedule, provide him with interactive toys and multiple play sessions during the day, including one just before bedtime. This should help tire him out and get him used to your routine.

9.      Keeping Kitty Safe

The estimated average life span of a free-roaming cat is less than three years compared to 15 – 18 years for the average indoor-only cat. So keeping your kitty inside with your family is the best way to ensure he’ll be a safe and healthy cat.

10.  Fun with Household Items

Cats love cardboard! So give your cat a few empty cardboard boxes in all different sizes. You can also give your cat some empty paper-towel rolls. They’r

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