Pet Appreciation Week – First week in June
According to these statistics available from Petfinder, we sure do have a lot to appreciate when it comes to our pets:
- Nine in ten pet owners say they consider their pets to be members of their family.
- About 50% of pet owners admit they talk to their pets [note: come on, we all know that percentage is way higher], and 80% of these people stated that on those occasions, the animal seemed to respond by means of sounds, facial expressions, or body language.
- 80% of dog and cat owners surveyed feel that their pet can sense their moods.
- Three in four dog owners believe that their dogs try to make them feel better when they are unhappy.
- 70% of dog owners and 31% of cat owners expect their dog to come rescue them if they are in distress.
- While a solid majority of American households (57%) currently have dogs, cats, or both pets in residence, virtually everyone—more than nine in ten—would like to have either or both of these animals as household members.Pets have a positive impact on their owner’s health. They help to:
Lower blood pressure
Reduce cholesterol levels
Relieve stress and anxiety
Decrease /alleviate depression
Increase the opportunity for socialization
Knowing all that our pets can do for us, it makes sense to have a week to celebrate and give them a little extra attention. You may want to:
Spend some extra time cuddling your pet
Extend their exercise time
Play a favorite game
Give them a message or extra time brushing
Make sure they are current with their vaccinations
Make sure they are properly identified with tags/collars
Spay/neuter your pets
Featured dog- Willow
Willow was returned after a trial adoption because of she did not want to share food or toys with the other dogs in the home, so she should be the only dog in the house. She is very active and vocal. Loves people and being with them. She will fetch a ball and bring back to you. She loves being in the yard and playing and needs lots of exercise. She will put her head against your chest for a hug and to share the love. Approx. 2 years old. She was mostly house trained during her time in the home. .
Other available dogs-
Les He is a wonderful medium dog. He loves everyone. Enjoys walks and belly rubs.
Featured cat- Eugene
Eugene was found as a stray. He is very used to people and living in a home. He loves everyone and will come when called. Eugene is very talkative and will tell you all about his day. He loves playing with toys or just sitting with you or being brushed. He is a very calm cat.
Other available cats-
Honey Bear- Beautiful lady. Wonderful friendly cat that loves being held and petted. Best as only cat,
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