WCFA Pets Needing People

WCFA’S featured pet is Violet:  Violet is the smallest out of a litter of four girls.  She is a very sweet, very active kitten.  Violet will need a few more weeks before she can be altered.  She will then be ready for her new forever home.  You can complete an application for her now by going to www.wecareforanimals.org.

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 August 18, 2018,  9:00 am – 12:00 pm (Summer hours).   WE WILL BE 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  Some of our sweetest cats can come across as cranky or withdrawn when they are placed in the crate for viewing.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. 

Zayn is about a year old.  Zayn is a gorgeous looking cat, but is often overlooked because he appears so shy. Zayn has made a complete turnaround and has turned into an affectionate, loving cat, when placed in a home environment as an only pet.  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.

Tulip, Petunia, Primrose and Violet are about12 weeks old.  They are available for adoption but will not be released to any new owner until they are altered.  They have had their first vaccines. If you are interested in any of these four cute girls, please complete our pre-adoption application found at www.wecareforanimals.org.  We will then arrange a home check and follow our regular adoption procedures. 

Beamer is a 4 year old orange tabby.  Our sweet Beamer has been in foster care for a few months and we’re not sure why he has been overlooked. Beamer is a very friendly guy, loves belly rubs and will come to greet you in his foster home. Beamer would enjoy being the only cat or in a home with another calm cat. He is neutered and current on his vaccines. If you would love a friendly orange cat, apply to adopt Beamer at wecareforanimals.org.

DOGS: 

Prince is a very sweet, outgoing little guy. He is about 9 1/2 years old but you wouldn’t know it. He is active and loves people. Prince’s owner recently passed and he is looking for someone to love and cuddle with. He is altered, current on vaccines and appears to be house trained. He weighs 14 lbs. 

Henry is a big, sweet natured guy. He is a boxer/pitbull mix.  He needs to lose some weight. Henry 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.

When you take a kitten home you are adding a cute and cuddly companion into your family for a long time to come. You are also taking on the responsibility of raising that kitten, making sure that its physical and emotional needs are met. If you socialize the kitten, feed it a good quality food, and make sure it gets the love and care it needs, your kitten is likely to grow into a healthy and loving adult cat who will adore you back. Just make sure to take good care of your kitten from the get go so it has a fantastic start to its new life with you.1

Wait to take the kitten home until it is old enough to leave its mother. Kittens should not leave their mother before 8 weeks of age. Indeed there is some debate about when is the right time, with some people arguing that 12 weeks is the correct age to go to a new home. However, at 12 weeks of age a kitten’s ability to accept new experiences is slowing up, which means it can be harder for it to fit into a new home.

  • Most kittens brought up from birth in loving homes and with plenty of food and love, are confident enough to leave their mothers after 8 weeks. This is a good compromise to allow the kitten to be socialized in their new home at the right age.
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Prepare your home. You need to kitten proof your home before the little one arrives. Put away all hazards that the kitten could get into. This includes cleaning supplies, medicines, and small items that you treasure and don’t want broken. You should also keep cords, such as computer cords or cords on blinds, out of reach of the kitten.[3]

  • You may want to consider certain areas off limits to the kitten. If that is the case, you need to figure out a way to block off the areas so the kitten can’t get in.
  • Get rid of plants that are poisonous to cats. There are a wide variety of common house plants that can severely injure, or kill, a cat if it eats them. Research your plants to see if they cause a threat to your new family member.

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Buy supplies before you bring the kitten home. You will need to buy a variety of items in order to meet the needs of your new family member. These items include (but are not limited to):

  • A litter box: A kitten’s little legs require a low-sided tray so it can hop in without problems. You can always change to a deep-sided litter box once the kitten is older.
  • Cat litter: Avoid clumping cat litter since kittens like to explore with their mouths and if it swallows clumping cat litter it can form a blockage in its gut.
  • Food and water bowls: Ceramic or stainless steel are best, as these wash well and the surface doesn’t scratch and harbor bacteria like plastic bowls do.
  • Kitten food: Start by feeding the same food the kitten was weaned onto. Ask whoever has been taking care of the cat for the brand of food and how much they have been giving it.
  • Hiding places: The kitten will be anxious at first, so provide plenty of hiding places, such as cardboard boxes, where it can feel safe as it gathers its courage.
  • Blankets or a soft bed: Soft bedding to snuggle into is important for the kitten. Try to bring the blanket or soft bed when you pick up the kitten, so that you can get some familiar smells on it from its mother and original home.
  • Comb or brush: Groom your kitten from an early age so it doesn’t mind being combed as an adult. This is especially important for long-haired cats.

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Set up a room for the kitten to be put in initially. This should contain its food, water, bedding, hiding places, and litter tray. Leave the kitten in peace to explore for a little while and find that the room is safe.

  • Spend some time with the kitten in its room and sit on the floor. Let it come to you to explore. Speak gently and quietly, and if she rubs against you gently stroke her back.
  • As the kitten gets to know where to find food, water, and its tray, and over the coming days as it becomes bolder, you can start leaving the room door open so it can slip out to explore.

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