Mesquite Animal Shelter Pet Listing August 3, 1018

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.

Mesquite City Ordinance 10-5-6 B It is unlawful for any person to confine an animal in a motor vehicle under conditions or for such a period of time as may endanger the health of such animal due to heat, cold, lack of food or water or other circumstances that could reasonably be expected to cause suffering. Total bail $500.00

Featured dog- Minnie

Minnie was surrendered by her owners. She is a sweet lady about 5 years old. She is  quiet and loves everyone she meets. She is doing well on a leash and is learning to play with toys.  We were told she is house trained.

Other available dogs- Bruno- gray pit bull terrier. Shy at first. Loves toys

Featured cat- Katy

Katy came to the shelter with her daughter when their owners could not keep them. She is a beautiful black and white medium haired lady about 2 years old. Her fur is soft and silky and she has beautiful facial markings. She is a little shy until she knows you and then she loves everyone, likes to cuddle and be brushed. She will come when called. She is learning to play with toys but would rather keep you company to read or watch TV.

 

Other available dogs- At this time there are no other dogs available but please check out Petfinder site listed below. Animals are added to the list as they become available for adoption.

Featured cat- Katy

Katy came to the shelter with her daughter when their owners could not keep them. She is a beautiful black and white medium haired lady about 2 years old. Her fur is soft and silky and she has beautiful facial markings. She is a little shy until she knows you and then she loves everyone, likes to cuddle and be brushed. She will come when called. She is learning to play with toys but would rather keep you company to read or watch TV.

Other available cats

Sissy- beautiful calico 1 yr. Likes everyone learning to play

Mr. Whiskers- quiet friendly 8 years old. Came from quiet home with elderly family

Paris- loves watching the world go by. Special diet

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

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