June is Adopt-A-Shelter- Cat month
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.
10 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.
- Keep your cat inside your home with you. But keep him in a separate room from birds and fish, which cats will attack. Also keep him away from house plants, which cats may destroy. Certain plants are also poisonous to cats.
- 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- Aura
Her owner could no longer keep her so she came to the shelter looking for a new home. She is a mixed breed of Aussie shepherd/heeler and border collie. Beautiful rust and white coloration. She is high energy and will need daily exercise. She is doing well with her leash training, She loves people and came with another dog.
Other available dogs
Dozer- Extra large Doberman Pincher. Will need lots of exercise and room to live.
Dash- Lab/heeler. Loves everyone. High energy. Doing well on his training
Featured Cat- Willow
She came to shelter as a stray with 4 kittens. We could tell she was used to being in a home situation. She did an excellent job raising her kittens and is now looking for a home where she can get all the attention and love like she gave to her babies.
Other adoptable cats
Kittens, kittens and more kittens. We have all ages, all colors and both boys and girls. Check out the Petfinder site listed below to see their pictures.
Crystal- Dilute Calico Raised her litter of babies and is now looking for a home. She will be available Wed June 13. Very calm and loving
Sunny- Orange/white tabby- quite the love able cat. Was found as stray already neutered so he was someone’s cat
Mr. Whiskers- Owners moves and could not take him. Nice boy, loves attention
Mia- owner moved and could not take her- DECLAWED
Paris- Owner turn in. She is on special diet
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