WCFA Pets Needing People

WCFA’s featured pet is Taylor.  Taylor is about 2 years old. She is a sweet girl and a little shy. She likes people and enjoys exploring.  Taylor is altered, current on vaccines and micro chipped.   Taylor is a beautiful white/with black markings feline.  She is doing well in her foster home.

 

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 March 10, 2018,  9:30 am – 12:30 pm.  PLEASE NOTE WE WILL BE AT A NEW LOCATION:  51 E. First North St., Mesquite (Historical gym/old boxing club). We will continue at this location at least until the end of May, 2018.   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:

 

Taylor as listed above.

 

DOGS:

 

WCFA has a new dog, Moose.  Moose is a 3 year old pure bred Shih Tzu.  He will be available for adoption in a week or so.  He will be altered this week.  We will show him at our pet adoption this Saturday, March 10th.  Moose is very friendly and enjoys other dogs (all sizes).

 

 

SPAY/NEUTER

 

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.

 

 

WCFA/ANIMAL SHELTER:

 

WCFA is often confused with the Mesquite Animal Shelter.  The Shelter is operated by the City of Mesquite.  WCFA is an independent cat and dog rescue and is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization.   WCFA can be reached at 702-346-3326 (voicemail) regarding adoption, fostering, information regarding re-homing a pet and spay/neuter assistance for qualified pet owners.   Monetary donations are always needed and can be made online at wecareforanimals.org or by mail at WCFA, P.O. Box 3028, Mesquite, NV 89024.  Donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.  WCFA’s email address is wcfanv@gmail.com.  Visit our website at wecareforanimals.org.   Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/wecareforanimalsmesquitenv.

 

K9 VETERANS DAY

 

A time to commend the courage of all dogs who serve and protect, March 13th is K9 Veterans Day.

Established by the late military dog handler Joe White, the pet holiday is a show of dogged devotion to our four-legged heroes not only in the armed forces, but also law enforcement, police, customs, and search and rescue. The date honors the launch of the US Army K-9 Corps program in 1942 and the memory of the brave Belgian Sheep Dogs, Doberman Pinschers, Eskimo dogs, Collies, German Shepherds and Malamutes who trained to become messengers, sentries and scouts during the second World War.

Although acknowledged in several states, K9 Veterans Day is still not nationally recognized.  Animal lovers who wish to show their appreciation for the contributions made by pooches past and present who have served their country are invited to sign an online petition to have March 13th officially proclaimed National K9 Veterans Day.

HONORING MILITARY WORKING DOGS

There are several ways to honor the efforts of military working dogs, such as making a donation to a non-profit that helps to provide life-saving equipment for the four-legged soldiers or tends to the needs of retired MWDs.

  • Kelvar for K9s provides life-saving bulletproof vets for valiant four-legged heroes who find themselves in the line of fire as a military working dog, law enforcement or search and rescue dog.
  • Project Paws Alive raises funds in order to donate K-9 Ballistic vests, K-9 cooling vests, K-9 vehicle heat alarms, K-9 first aid field trauma kits, pet oxygen recovery mask kits and SAR K-9 protective boots for the use of U.S. law enforcement dogs, fire dogs, search and rescue dogs and military K-9 units.

FINDING FAMILIES FOR RETIRED MWDS

Dog devotees can salute the heroism of military working dogs by opening their heart and home to a courageous canine veteran:

  • Mission K9 Rescue — a Houston, Texas-based non-profit which reunites handlers who want to adopt their four-legged friend, finds homes for MWD and CWDs without handlers, and helps the heroic dogs heal both both body and soul from their days on duty.
  • The Warrior Dog Foundation — Founded by a former Navy SEAL, the non-profit offers a new lease on life to retired MWDs either at the organization’s state-of-the-art kennel facility or in a forever home.

MILITARY WORKING DOG TEAMS NATIONAL MONUMENT

Animal lovers can also show their gratitude to the loyal dogs who have played a vital role in making the world a safer place by paying a visit to the Military Working Dog Teams National Monument. Standing proudly at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas since its dedication in October 2013, the bronze sculptures depict a Belgian Malinois, a Doberman Pinscher, a German Shepherd and a Labrador Retriever diligently standing guard alongside a Military Working Dog Handler.

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