Pet Appreciation Week – June -9 2018
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- Tula–available Saturday June 2
Tula is a happy young dog who is full of energy and needs plenty of exercise and supervision, she needs to be kept busy and will chew if not kept occupied
She loves everyone. She plays with toys and is learning to fetch and return. She needs basic training along with house- training. she does bark for attention and if left alone. She needs to be kept busy and will chew if not kept occupied
Featured cat- Mr. Whiskers
Mr. Whiskers owners moved and could not take hi with them. He is a nice boy about 8 years old. He loves attention and will sit with you. He is not adjusting to not having the home he was used to and to all the activity in the cat room and needs to find a home just for him to be comfortable. He would make a great companion.
Other available cats
Paris is still waiting for that quiet home where she can watch the world go by. Special diet needs
Mia- DECLAWED Quiet girl. Purrs for attention. Special diet
Murphy- Talkative. Loves attention, being petted and cuddled.
Sunny- Pretty orange/white tabby. Friendly great cat
Figario and Marlo- black and white kittens
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