WCFA Pets Needing People

WCFA’S featured pet is Fancey:    Fancey is a 5 year old corgi/dachshund mix.  She is a very affectionate, happy girl. Fancey loves people and is very easy going. She has an issue with her back (often typical of this breed). She should not be allowed to jump down from high places (like a bed) and she should maintain a good weight. Otherwise she is ready and willing to go. She would do best in a home with no small children. Fancey is current on all vaccines, micro chipped and spayed 

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 July 7, 2018,  9:00 am – 12:00 pm (Summer hours).   PLEASE NOTE WE WILL BE BACK AT 150 N. YUCCA, SUITE 1.  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: 

Cats do not enjoy being confined in a cage.  The cats we have for adoption show best in a home environment.  If you see a cat you like, to truly see his or her personality, you should ask us to arrange a time, at your convenience, to meet the cat in his/her foster home.  Some of our sweetest cats can come across as cranky or withdrawn when they are placed in the crate for viewing.  Please give these felines a chance by meeting them “outside the cage”.  Taking one of these felines for a sleep over is another way to get to know them better before adopting.  Ask us about our sleep over policy. 

Beamer is a 4 year old orange tabby.  He is a sweet boy that might do best in a home where he is the only cat.   Beamer has been with other cats but is selective on his choice of friends.  He is very non-aggressive and tends to be the one picked on.  Beamer is on a kidney healthy diet.  Beamer loves a cat tree where he can watch the outside world.  He will bond easily with his human.

Taylor is about 2 years old. Taylor has come a long way in foster care. She enjoys a quiet home and would be fine as the only cat or with another cat. She is currently in a foster home with other cats and is doing fine. Taylor shows best in a home environment setting rather than in a kennel at pet adoptions. She likes to walk around on leash. She is altered, current on vaccines and micro chipped.

Punkin is 13 years young. She is a beautiful Seal Point Himalayan. She is declawed in front. Punkin is on a kidney food diet and is doing well. Other than the special diet, she is very healthy and is doing well in her foster home. She is getting along well with other cats in her foster home so would be fine with another mild mannered cat. A quiet home would be her preference. Punkin is very sweet and enjoys being petted and hanging out on a cat condo. She also likes to lick your toes, so watch out. WCFA will provide two, six month wellness checks for Punkin and two months of her kidney healthy food

Zayn is about a year old.  Zayn is a gorgeous looking cat, but is often overlooked because he appears so shy. Zayn was lucky enough to spend a few days with a very nice couple. While there, he became very loving and sought attention from the couple. Once he feels secure in a home, his true, very affectionate personality comes out.  Zayn just needs the opportunity to show you how loving and sweet he can be.

Our four, 11 week old kittens are Simba (orange), Nala (orange & white), Kiara (calico), and Rafiki (calico/gray stripe).  Simba is the only male.   They have received their first vaccines and been checked thoroughly by the vet.  These kittens have been well socialized and are very sweet.  If you are interested in a kitten you can complete our pre-adoption application.  We can do a home check.  The kittens will not be released to their new homes until they have been altered.

DOGS: 

Marley is about 4 1/2 years old. She is a sweet girl, shy at first but very loving once she feels comfortable. She is a medium size at 27 lbs. She does fine with other dogs and with older/respectful children. She has a sweet and goofy personality. Her cross-eyed gaze just adds to her great character.

Henry is a big, sweet natured guy. He needs to lose some weight. He would like a fenced yard and someone who will give him regular exercise. He lives with a small dog and would probably do well with any well mannered dog if properly introduced. Henry is about 4 years old, altered and current on vaccines. 

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.

PETS AND SUMMER WEATHER:

Keep your pets comfy, cool and safe when the weather gets warm!

Summer’s here, and that means there are some important things to think about when it comes to your pets. Warm weather can be dangerous for our pets. It’s hard for pets to keep cool when the sun is beating down, and that’s because animals don’t sweat like people do. You probably knew that dogs cool themselves through panting, but did you know that they sweat through their paws too? When there is only hot air for a dog to breathe, it’s a lot harder for that dog to keep cool.

While cats tend tolerate the heat a little better than dogs, and even prefer it (we’ve all seen a cat stretched out on a sunny windowsill), that doesn’t mean that you should forget about your cat this summer! Read on to learn some important summer safety tips for dogs and cats.

  1. Never, ever, EVER leave your pet in a hot car. It can take minutes – yes, MINUTES –for a pet to develop heat stroke and suffocate in a car. Most people don’t realize how hot it gets in parked cars. On a 78 degree day, for instance, temperatures in a car can reach 90 degrees in the shade and top 160 degrees if parked directly in the sun! Your best bet is to leave your pet home on warm days. If you’re driving around with your dog or cat in the car, bring water and a water dish and take your pet with you when you leave the car.
  2. Keep the paws in mind. When the sun is cooking, surfaces like asphalt or metal can get really hot! Try to keep your pet off of hot asphalt; not only can it burn paws, but it can also increase body temperature and lead to overheating. Also, it’s not a good idea to drive around with your dog in the bed of a truck – the hot metal can burn paws quickly (and they can fall out or be injured or killed in an accident).
  3. Water and shade. Do your best to keep your furry friend cool and comfortable when you’re out and about. If you and your pet are out in the sun for an extended period of time, make sure there’s plenty of water available to avoid dehydration. Also, get yourpet into the shade as much as possible.
  4. Haircuts. If you have a pet with a thick coat, consider a haircut! One inch is a good length to avoid sunburn (yes, pets can get sunburns too!) and also keep your pet cool.
  5. This one’s for the cats: keep your windows screened! We all know cats love windowsills. You may want your house to be ventilated, but you definitely do not want your kitty to fall out!
  6. Stay safe at barbeques. Backyard barbeques are a lot of fun, but the food and drinks offered can be bad for pets. Keep your pets away from alcohol and foods like grapes,onions, and chocolate.
  7. Keep your pets away from fireworks. The dangers are obvious – pets are at risk for fatal injuries and painful burns if they are allowed to run around freely when fireworks are being used. Some fireworks also contain chemicals toxic to pets like potassium nitrate and arsenic. Not to mention, the loud noises can be frightening and disturbing to pets (remember, their hearing is many times better than ours).

And perhaps most important, pay attention to your dog and cat – you’ll know when they seem uncomfortable or like they might be in some trouble. Summer can be a great time to spend with your dog or cat, but it’s important to keep these tips in mind as the days grow longer!

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