WCFA’s featured pet is Punkin.  Punkin is 13 years young.  She is a beautiful Seal Point Himalayan. She is declawed in front.  Punkin will need to be on a special diet for kidney issues.  Otherwise she is very healthy and is doing well in her foster home.  She is getting along well with the other cat in her foster home so would be fine with another mild mannered cat.  A quiet home would be her preference with no small children.  Punkin is very sweet and enjoys being petted and hanging out on a cat condo.


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 May 26, 2018,  9:00 am – 12:00 pm (Summer hours).   PLEASE NOTE WE WILL BE at:  51 E. First North St., Mesquite (Historical gym/old boxing club). We will continue at this location at least until the end of May, 2018.   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 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  Some of our sweetest cats can come across as cranky or withdrawn when they are placed in the crate for viewing.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. 

Beamer, formerly Creamy, is a 4 year old orange tabby.  He is a sweet boy that might do best in a home where he is the only cat.   Beamer has been with other cats but is selective on his choice of friends.  He is very non-aggressive and tends to be the one picked on.  Beamer would do best on a kidney healthy diet.  Beamer loves a cat tree where he can watch the outside world.  He will bond easily with his human.

Taylor is about 2 years old. She is a sweet girl and has come a long way in in her foster home.  She likes people and enjoys exploring.  Taylor is altered, current on vaccines and micro chipped.   Taylor is a beautiful white/with black markings feline. Taylor is opening up and becoming more outgoing with everyone she meets. She would be very content in a home where she can wander around the house, visit with her humans and relax.  Taylor shows best in a home environment setting.

Zayn and Willow are brother and sister and about 1 year old.  They came to WCFA because their owner could no longer care for them.  Both are gorgeous looking cats, shy but will warm up to you when you show some love and affection.  Zayn and Willow are altered and current on vaccines.  Although it would be nice if they were adopted together, it is not necessary.

Kittens:  We will be taking in four kittens this week.  Stay tuned for information on these cute little ones in our next article and on line.


Maya was pulled from the local shelter.  She is about 3 1/2 years old, house trained, and walks well on the leash but is nervous about meeting new dogs and people on the walk. She is doing better but it will take time.  She sleeps through the night and would do well with another respectful dog in the home.   Maya is timid and will need someone with patience to help her become more confident.   Maya weighs 9.4 lbs but needs to gain a little weight.  She is spayed, microchipped and current on vaccines.  She is very quiet; does not bark.  Maya’s small left eye is a birth defect but she does have vision in the eye and no medical treatment is necessary. She is very sweet.


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.  


WCFA is often confused with the Mesquite Animal Shelter.  The Shelter is operated by the City of Mesquite.  WCFA is an independent cat and dog rescue and is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization.   WCFA can be reached at 702-346-3326 (voicemail) regarding adoption, fostering, information regarding re-homing a pet and spay/neuter assistance for qualified pet owners.   Monetary donations are always needed and can be made online at wecareforanimals.org or by mail at WCFA, P.O. Box 3028, Mesquite, NV 89024.  Donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.  WCFA’s email address is wcfanv@gmail.com.  Visit our website at wecareforanimals.org.   Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/wecareforanimalsmesquitenv.

  1. Mixed-Breed Dogs Can Be Healthier

Veterinary experts believe mixed-breed dogs have fewer genetic health conditions than pure-breed dogs. A study conducted using veterinary records from UC Davis revealed that mixed-breeds dogs had fewer genetic disorders, mainly citing the following conditions as being more prominent in pure-breeds:

  • Aortic stenosis
  • Dilated cardiomyopathy
  • Elbow dysplasia
  • IVDD
  • Hypoadrenocorticism
  • Atopy / allergic dermatitis
  • Stomach bloat
  • Cataracts
  • Epilepsy
  • Portosystemic shunt

While there may be a seemingly higher occurrence of mixed-breed dogs living longer life spans, it must be acknowledged that healthy pure-breeds can also live long lives — and many without health issues —just as some mixed-breeds may need treatment for medical conditions throughout their lives. Nothing is a guarantee although the general consensus through studies is that mixed-breeds may benefit healthily from their mixed bloodline.

  1. All Mixed-Breeds Are Unique

No two mutts are the same! If you’re looking for a companion with a unique look and personality then a mixed-breed dog is perfect for you. Quirky patches of color and markings throughout the fur, ears that don’t quite match and a questionable lineage that just keeps you guessing.

You might even discover that your mixed-breed dog inherited some of the best characteristics of its family tree when it comes to intelligence, athleticism, intuition and affection.

  1. Mixed-Breeds Cost Less Than Pure-Breeds

Most pure-breed dogs are expensive to buy, ranging in cost from $800 to $2000. Adoption fees are considerably less at shelters and rescue groups.

Keep in mind that all dogs need the same level of loving care no matter what type of breed they are: a good healthy kibble and treats, a dog bed, toys, a leash and collar, training and obedience classes, and routine veterinary care.

  1. You Won’t Be Supporting Puppy Mills

Large-scale commercial dog-breeding operations make a profit selling puppies to pet stores with little regard for the wellbeing of the dogs’ lives.

By choosing to adopt a dog from a shelter or a rescue group, you’re making it more difficult for puppy mills to stay in business.

  1. You’ll Save a Life

Everyone wins when you adopt a dog from a shelter or rescue group. Giving an abandoned dog a forever home is life changing — for everyone. Volunteers and workers at shelters and rescue groups work overtime trying to prevent the euthanasia of good pets.

You can save a pet’s life any day of the year. Let’s be real: You’ll probably benefit from that pet’s loving care just as much as he will from yours.