Looking for a furr-ever friend? Adopt a cat. There are many lovable cats and kittens that are just waiting to come into your home!!
Looking for a wonderful companion to brighten your life? We know them purrfectly well and are familiar with their purrsonalities and preferences. We can tell you who’s a cuddler, who’s a play mate, and who’s a lover. We know who wants to be an only cat and who wants to be part of a herd. If we don’t think the cat you’ve chosen is perfect for you or for your home, we’ll tell you. We want every cat to be a happy cat, and we want happy adopters too.
Also, please remember that adopting a pet is a lifelong commitment! Your pets depend on you to make them a part of your family and care for them through thick and thin. In turn they’ll take care of you as well with years of unconditional love.
Shelters and rescues have many kittens for you to choose from. All colors, sizes and genders. They also have some wonderful adult cats that are very laid back and would make a quiet friendly companion for you to have sitting by your side while you watch TV, read or take a relaxing nap.
Tips to Keep a Kitty Happy and Healthy. .
Like dogs, cats need to be fed good, nutritious food regularly, at least once a day.
Cats need plenty of cool, clean, fresh water. Adult cats do NOT need milk, which might make them fat and give them diarrhea.
Cat-proof your home. A new cat will quickly teach you not to leave things lying out. Food left on the kitchen counter will serve to teach your new friend to jump on counters for a possible lunch. Get rid of loose items your cat might chew on, watch to ensure the kitten isn’t chewing on electric cords, and pick up random items like paper clips (which kittens may swallow).
Go slowly when introducing your cat to new friends and family. It can take several weeks for a cat to relax in a new environment. It’s a great idea to keep the new addition secluded to a single room (with a litter box, food and water, toys, and the cat carrier left out and open with bedding inside) until the cat is used to the new surroundings; this is particularly important if you have other pets. If you’ve adopted a kitten, socialization is very important. But remember – take it slow.
Make sure your cat has an outlet for its natural instinct to use its claws. To prevent your cat from scratching or tearing your furniture, trim his claws regularly and provide him with a small rug or scratching post. Verbal scolding can also work wonders.
Unlike dogs, cats do NOT need to go outside. Cats are almost always naturally housebroken and will use a litter box even at an early age. If allowed outside alone. cats often get lost or hurt and sometimes get killed.
Also, don’t leave your cat alone in a room with an open window.
Make sure your cat always wears identification, even if you never let him outside. Agile and clever, cats sometimes manage to get outside by themselves. Provide the animals with a comfortable, expandable collar/breakaway collars specific for cats and an attached identification tag with your name, address and phone number on it. Also consider having your cat tattooed or micro chipped by a qualified veterinarian.
Unlike most dogs, cats do NOT need to be bathed. A healthy cat keeps himself clean and well groomed.
Make sure your cat gets good veterinary care, including all necessary examinations and shots.
Always have your cat spayed or neutered by a veterinarian once the animal reaches maturity (usually after six or seven months of age). Your cat will enjoy a longer, healthier life, there’ll be fewer strays on the streets and you’ll be spared the hassles of a cat in heat.
Give your cat plenty of love and affection. Though cats are more independent than dogs, they thrive on your companionship.
Enjoy your new pet and remember it is a lifetime commitment when adopting!
Featured dog- Rosie
Rosie’s owner could no longer keep her. She can be a little shy until she gets to know you then she is one bundle of love and energy. She loves to play with toys and run up and down the ramp at the shelter. She is a big cuddlier and will sit closely beside you so it is easier to reach her to give her loving pets and hugs. Doing well on leash. Rosie will need some basic house training.
Other available dogs- At this time there are no dogs that are available for adoption.
Featured cat- Joey
Joey is a large beautiful black kitty with big golden eyes, His owner could no longer keep him. He came to shelter with house mate Rosa. Joey loves to play with toys and the laser. He will play nonstop until he is tired. He loves being petted and brushed. Joey will come when called and follow you around watching what you are doing and even offer a little help with your chores. He is just as comfortable sitting beside you while you read, watch TV or are on the computer.
Other available cats-
Rosa came with Joey. Friendly and loving. she has very unusual facial and coat markings and striking blue eyes.
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