Be Kind to Animals Week May 8-14, 2016

Be Kind to Animals Week is celebrated each year during the first full week of May, The American Humane Association wants you, loving pet owners and general animal lovers, to be involved. Every year since 1915, animal enthusiasts and organizations across the country take time to celebrate the bond between humans and animals and to remind us to be aware of all the other living, breathing creatures with which we share the earth.

Suggestions from the American Humane Association and SPCA include:

***Speak out for animals. Get informed about policies and legislation that can impact the animals in your community and throughout the country.

***Report Animal Abuse. Animal cruelty and abuse is not only tragic for animals, but also an indicator that other forms of abuse such as domestic violence could be happening. If you see something that looks suspicious — a dog chained in your neighbor’s yard that looks underfed, a child putting a cat in a box and kicking it around the yard — don’t hesitate. Let someone know.

***Appreciate wildlife. All animals deserve to be treated humanely — family pets and animals in the wild. Create an inviting space in your yard and garden for butterflies, hummingbirds and other creatures. If wildlife comes too close to home, look for ways to coexist with animals or to protect your property humanely.

***Adopt a pet from a shelter or rescue. Help animals find a second chance at happiness by adopting your next pet from your local shelter or rescue group

***Take care of your pet. They need you to help keep them healthy and safe throughout their lives. Keep your animal’s vaccinations up-to-date. Make sure your pet is always wearing proper identification. Take your pet to the veterinarian regularly. Know what it takes to be a responsible pet owner.

Sherry(1)Featured dog: Sherry

Sherry is a gorgeous girl who is happy, affectionate , sweet and full of personality, she just lo-o-o-o-ves people.  If you’re looking for a pooch that will stick to you like glue, this leggy blonde is the one! Looking for a dog that’ll light up your life? Sherry is your girl!  This sweet little miss is a bundle of joy, super smart and loves to learn. At the end of the day, she wouldn’t mind a curling up with you while you catch up on all your favorite TV shows. Found as a stray.

Other available dogs:

Roddy- Aussie/border collie. Lots of energy. Loves people

Panda- Blue heeler. Friendly Loves people and playing with toys

Brandi- Chihuahua Older lady. friendly does well on leash

Featured Cat: BenjaminBenjamin

Bnjamin is approx. 1 year  old, solid black in color and a very sweet and affectionate boy with deep amber eyes.  He loves to be petted and loved – just the perfect best friend for some lucky person.  He was found as a stray crossing a major street in town. He will hang out with you while you are watching TV or at the computer and loves to curl up on your chest.  Benjamin is mellow and laid back at times and then has a silly, playful side.

Other available cats:

Saffron- Stray a bit shy until she gets to know you

Gypsy- Outgoing quiet young lady. Purrs constantly

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.

Please also check our Facebook pages for lost and found animals along with pet information.  and