May is National Pet Month
May is National Pet Month, a time to reflect on the importance of pets and pet ownership. National Pet Month is all about celebrating the amazing impact pets have on our lives and the joy and positivity they bring to us each day. However, like so many of life’s everyday joys, it’s easy to take pets for granted.
National Pet Month exists to:
Promote the Benefits of Pet Ownership
Science can’t measure the happiness that a pet’s love brings to its owner. However, it can measure the positive effects that owning a pet has on a person! For instance, did you know that medicine is less effective in controlling blood pressure than pets are? Or that it has been proven that pets reduce stress?
Support Pet Adoption
Every pet owner knows that their pet is not a possession – it is a family member! So if you’re thinking about getting a pet, consider this: who better to share your love with than a creature with no family of its own?
Promote Responsible Pet Ownership
The happiness and well-being of a pet depends on how seriously the pet owner takes the responsibilities of ownership. It is important to consider the health needs of your animal. Are they eating right? Are they getting enough exercise? Are they overdue for a visit to the vet? Also, are you prepared for a pet’s unexpected injury.
Increase public awareness of services available from professionals who work with animals
Let’s hear it for veterinarians! They perform a valuable service and its time that they got their applause. National Pet Month is a good time to recognize your vet’s good work.
Raise awareness of the role, value and contribution to society of service animals
If you believe that pets are simply for enjoyment, think again – they can provide valuable social contributions! Service animals are specifically trained to provide assistance to individuals with disabilities. The majority of service animals are dogs, however miniature horses are sometimes trained to guide people with visual impairments. Also, helper monkeys are trained to provide assistance for people with spinal cord injuries.
Dogs- there are no dogs available for adoption at this time. Please check our Petfinder site.
Available cats- We have 6 black and white kittens that are available for adoption they need a bit more time with us and cannot leave the shelter at this time. You can adopt one now.
Many of them look alike but each one has its own distinctive markings. They are playful , getting used to being handled and eating on their own.
Other available cats
Paris is still waiting for that quiet home where she can watch the world go by. Special needs
Mia- DECLAWED Quiet girl. Purrs comes when called
Mr. Whiskers- Friendly, loves sitting on your lap and being petted
Murphy- Talkative. Loves attention, being petted and cuddled.
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